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Additional Data and Products

International exchange of "ADDITIONAL" DATA AND PRODUCTS 

Definition of "Additional data and products"= data and products additional to those with no conditions on their use
The Twelfth World Meteorological Congress (1995) adopted Resolution 40 "WMO Policy and Practice for the Exchange of Meteorological and Related data and products including Guidelines on Relationships in Commercial Meteorological Activities" to facilitate worldwide co-operation in the establishment of observing networks and to promote the exchange of meteorological and related information in the interest of all nations.

 

When adopting the Resolution, Congress reminded Members of their obligations, under Article 2 of the WMO Convention, to facilitate world-wide co-operation in the establishment of observing networks and to promote the exchange of meteorological and related information in the interest of all nations, and urged Members to implement the practice on the international exchange of meteorological and related data and products.

According to the practice adopted by Congress, all meteorological and related data and products required to fulfil Members’ obligations under WMO Programmes would be encompassed by the combination of essential and additional data and products exchanged by Members.

In Resolution 40 (Cg-XII) Congress urged Members to make known to all Members, through the WMO Secretariat, those additional meteorological and related data and products on which Members placed conditions related to their re-export for commercial purposes outside the receiving country (or group of countries forming a single economic group). Congress believed that, as a result of the implementation of the practice by all Members, the volume of data and products exchanged internationally will increase.

Notifications to "additional" data and products and the conditions some Members have attached to these data are available via the Operational Newsletter of the World Weather Watch.

 

 

UPDATING PROCEDURES AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:

The Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization seeks to maintain a high standard of accuracy in the material published.  We would like to remind you that changes/updates to your set of additional data/products, related to Resolution 40 (Cg-XII), are to be sent to the Secretary-General by way of formal correspondence.

 

 

POLICY DOCUMENTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF DATA AND PRODUCTS

WMO facilitates the free and unrestricted exchange of data and information, products and services in real- or near-real time on matters relating to safety and security of society, economic welfare and the protection of the environment.

WMO No. 837 Exchanging Meteorological Data: Guidelines on Relationships in Commercial Meteorological Activities — WMO Policy and Practice (1996)
CONGRESS
WMO No. 827 Cg-XII - contains information related to: Resolution 40 — WMO policy and practice for the exchange of meteorological and related data and products including guidelines on the relationships in commercial meteorological activities (1995)
WMO No. 902 Cg XIII - contains information related to:
Resolution 25 — Exchange of Hydrological Data and Products Annex IV - Geneva Declaration of Thirteenth World Meteorological Congress
COMMISSION FOR BASIC SYSTEMS (CBS)
WMO No. 1017 CBS-Ext. (06) - Extraordinary session (2006)
WMO No. 985 CBS-13th Session (2005)
WMO No. 955 CBS-Ext. (02) (2002)
WMO No. 893 CBS-Ext (1998)
MANUALS
WMO No. 386 Manual on the Global Telecommunication System Volume I - Global Aspects Manual on the Global Telecommunication System Volume II - Regional Aspects
REPORTS
  Implementation Coordination Meeting on the MTN, Geneva (2001)
  Implementation Coordination Team on Information Exchange Management, First Session (2000)