First Meeting of the Advisory Group on Volcanic Science for Applications (AG-VSA-1)

First Meeting of the Advisory Group on Volcanic Science for Applications
(AG-VSA-1)

A subsidiary body of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI)

7 to 9 February 2023, Rotorua Community Youth Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand


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ATTENTION ALL AG-VSA-1 ATTENDEES:

Please note that the Rotorua Community Youth Centre, where AG-VSA-1 will take place, have recently advised (11 January 2023) that they are considering reinstating a requirement to wear face masks within the facilities.

All prospective AG-VSA-1 attendees are therefore kindly requested to prepare for this eventuality by bringing a sufficient number of face masks with them and wearing them if required to do so.

Please note such a requirement, if forthcoming, is entirely beyond the control of WMO. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the WMO Secretariat (aviation@wmo.int).

Thank you for your attention and understanding.


Introduction

The first meeting of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI) Advisory Group on Volcanic Science for Applications (AG-VSA-1) will take place at the Rotorua Community Youth Centre in Rotorua, New Zealand from 7 to 9 February 2023.

The objectives of the meeting are to review the outcomes of the preceding IAVCEI Scientific Assembly and IWVA-8 that will result in an update to the AG-VSA Operating Plan (2022–2023), to initiate the development of an AG-VSA Operating Plan for the next financial period (2024–2027), and to conduct joint sessions with the ICAO METP WG-MOG (IAVW work stream) on matters of common interest or concern.

Meeting Information

The provisional agenda of the meeting is available in AG-VSA-1/Doc. 1.2 (Revision No. 1) while working arrangements for the meeting are contained in AG-VSA-1/INF. 1.3.

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Work Plan and Working Documentation

Download templates here: Document (Doc) | Information Paper (INF) | Presentation (PPT)

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DAY 1: Tuesday 7 February 2023, 0900-1700 NZDT (UTC+13)

Agenda Item Doc./INF./Other Title Timing
(NZDT)
1. AGENDA AND ORGANIZATION OF THE MEETING [Kawakawa Room]
1.1 -- Opening of the meeting 0900
1.2 Doc. 1.2 (Rev.1)
(4.XI.2022)
Approval of the agenda 0915
1.3 INF. 1.3
(14.X.2022)
Meeting arrangements 0920
2. INITIAL REVIEW OF THE AG-VSA OPERATING PLAN (2022-2023) [Kawakawa Room]
2.0 Doc. 2 (18.XI.2022) AG-VSA Operating Plan (2022-2023) 0930
Morning break (and transfer to Rimu Room) 1015
3. REVIEW OF THE OUTCOMES OF IAVCEI SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY AND IWVA-8
To be addressed by AG-VSA jointly with ICAO METP WG-MOG (IAVW) [Rimu Room]
3.1 PPT. 3.1
(coming soon)
Summary of the IAVCEI Scientific Assembly outcomes 1030
3.2 PPT. 3.2
(coming soon)
Summary of the IWVA-8 outcomes including recommendations 1050
3.3 -- Roundtable discussion on agenda sub-items 3.1 and 3.2 1110
3.4 PPT. 3.4 
(14.XII.2022)
Preparation of the report on the proceedings of IWVA-8 1150
Lunch break 1200
4. JOINT SESSION BETWEEN AG-VSA AND ICAO METP WG-MOG (IAVW) [Rimu Room]
4.1 SN/03 [ICAO]*
(11.I.2023)
Concept of Operations (ConOps) and Roadmap of the international airways volcano  watch (IAVW) 1300
4.2

SN/14 [ICAO]* (16.I.2023)

SN/04 [ICAO]*
(11.I.2023)

SN/05 [ICAO]*
(11.I.2023)

Quantitative volcanic ash information service 1400
Afternoon break 1500
4.3 SN/06 [ICAO]*
(11.I.2023)
Sulphur dioxide information service 1515
4.4 SN/07 [ICAO]*
(16.I.2023)
Use of infrasound in support of the IAVW 1615
-- -- Close of Day 1 and look-ahead to Day 2 1655

* Access to the ICAO WG-MOG/20 (IAVW) Study Notes (SN) and Information Papers (IP) is strictly limited. AG-VSA members are required to use their WMO FileCloud login credentials to access. Do not share. 

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DAY 2: Wednesday 8 February 2023, 0830-1700 NZDT (UTC+13)

Agenda Item Doc./INF./Other Title Timing
(NZDT)
4. [Continued] [Rimu Room]
-- -- Opening of Day 2 0830
4.5 PPT. 4.5 [WMO]
(24.I.2023)
Eruption source parameter database 0835
4.6 PPT. 4.6 [WMO]
(24.I.2023)
Aircraft volcanic ash encounters database 0905
4.7 PPT. 4.7 [WMO]
(coming soon)
Modelling tables used by the volcanic ash advisory centres (VAACs) 0930
Morning break 1030
4.8

SN/08 [ICAO]*
(11.I.2023)

Forecast verification techniques or good practices of relevance to the VAACs 1045
4.9 Doc. 4.9 [WMO]
(10.I.2023)
VAAC and State volcano observatory (SVO) personnel competency developments 1130
Lunch break 1200
4.10

SN/09 [ICAO]*
(11.I.2023)

SN/10 [ICAO]*
(11.I.2023)

SN/11 [ICAO]*
(11.I.2023)

Updates to guidance material 1300
4.11 IP/06 [ICAO]*
(25.I.2023)
Status of the holistic review of the IAVW to be undertaken by the METP 1400
4.12

(If any)

Other coordination/support needs between AG-VSA and WG-MOG (IAVW) 1430
Afternoon break 1500
-- -- Overflow reserve time 1515
-- -- Close of Day 2 and look-ahead to Day 3 1655

* Access to the ICAO WG-MOG/20 (IAVW) Study Notes (SN) and Information Papers (IP) is strictly limited. AG-VSA members are required to use their WMO FileCloud login credentials to access. Do not share. 

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DAY 3: Thursday 9 February 2023, 0830-1700 NZDT (UTC+13)

Agenda Item Doc./INF./Other Title Timing
(NZDT)
-- -- Opening of Day 3 0830
5. REVIEW AND UPDATE OF THE AG-VSA OPERATING PLAN [Kawakawa Room]
5.1 Doc. 5.1 (18.XI.2022) AG-VSA Operating Plan (2022-2023) update 0835
5.2 Doc. 5.2 (18.XI.2022) AG-VSA Operating Plan (2024-2027) planning and preparation 1000
Morning break 1030
5.2 [Continued] 1045
6. NEXT MEETING [Kawakawa Room]
6.1 PPT. 6.1 
(16.XII.2022)
Provisional 2023 schedule of AG-VSA quarterly video/teleconferences 1115
6.2 PPT. 6.2
(14.XII.2022)
AG-VSA-2 meeting 1120
6.3 PPT. 6.3 (16.I.2023) IWVA-9 workshop 1125
6.4 PPT. 6.4
(16.I.2023)
Other meetings/events of relevance to AG-VSA 1140
7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS [Kawakawa Room]
7.1 -- Succession planning within AG-VSA 1145
7.2 -- Other business 1150
Lunch break 1200
8. OUTCOMES OF THE MEETING [Kawakawa Room]
8.1 PPT. 8.1
(in-session)
Summary of actions or decisions arising from AG-VSA-1 1300
8.2 PPT. 8.2
(in-session)
Summary of recommendations for SC-AVI-3 arising from AG-VSA-1 1330
9. CLOSURE OF THE MEETING [Kawakawa Room] 1400
-- -- Overflow reserve time 1415
Afternoon break 1500
-- -- Overflow reserve time 1515
-- -- Close of Day 3 1655

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Final Report

The final report of the AG-VSA-1 meeting is available here. (Coming soon)

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