Expert Team on Operational Climate Prediction System (ET-OCPS)

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1. Review the Manual on the Global Data-processing and Forecasting System (WMO-No. 485) and recommend updates as necessary concerning sub-seasonal to decadal prediction to ensure that procedures are adequate
2. Review GPCs and Lead Centres' activities, support their developments and provide guidance as stated in the Manual
3. Evaluate applications against the designation criteria in the GDPFS Manual and make recommendations to designate new centres to INFCOM
4. Review new developments and advances in NWP and related systems, particularly with regard to long-range prediction
5. Liaise with relevant WMO Programmes, technical commissions and international organizations as required to advise on requirements for practical implementations of research advances in operational systems
6. Liaise with the Services Commission to incorporate evolving needs of the Climate Services Information System (CSIS) into the operational infrastructure, e.g., GPCs-LRF, GPCs SSF and GPCs-ADCP
7. Advance Global Seasonal Climate Update (GSCU) and Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update (GA2DCU) and their emerging requirements
8. Coordinate emerging infrastructure requirements with GDPFS designated centres

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