Aviation | Governance | ET-WCS

Expert Team on Weather and Climate Science for Aviation Applications

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

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To gather information and provide expert advice in the fields of weather and climate impacts science to support the current and future needs of users within the context of the provision of aeronautical meteorological services in support of implementation of the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan.


First name LAST NAME Role Nominated by Affiliation
Piers BUCHANAN Co-Chair United Kingdom Met Office
Ping CHEUNG Co-Chair Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Observatory
Björn-Rüdiger BECKMANN Core Expert Germany Deutscher Wetterdienst
Debra BLONDIN Core Expert United States of America National Weather Service/National Centre for Environmental Prediction
Morné GIJBEN Core Expert South Africa South African Weather Service
Michiko IKEDA Core Expert Japan Japan Meteorological Agency
Anna IVANOVA Core Expert Russian Federation Roshydromet
Anil PADHRA Core Expert United Kingdom British Airways/University of Cambridge (Met Office)
Sokhna Yaya WANE Core Expert Senegal Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie
Cheng Xun YEO Core Expert Singapore Meteorological Service Singapore


Claire BARTHOLOMEW Associate Expert United Kingdom Met Office
Yin-Lam (Danice) NG Associate Expert Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Observatory
Clemens WEIDEMANN Associate Expert Germany Deutscher Wetterdienst

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Operating Plan

The Operating Plan of ET-WCS comprising the objectives, modalities of work, groups of relevance, expected outputs and activities is available here.


The ET-WCS convenes quarterly video-teleconferences and, when required, periodic face-to-face meetings. The reports arising from the face-to-face meetings are publicly available here

FileCloud Collaboration Platform

The ET-WCS FileCloud collaboration platform (member access only) is accessible here.

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