Focal Points on Global Telecommunications System matters


Dr Demetris CHARALAMBOUS - Focal Point - third- ( Cyprus )
Dr Filippos TYMVIOS - Focal Point - second- ( Cyprus )
Dr Wanchalearm PETSUWAN - Focal Point - second- ( Thailand )
Mr Abdoulaye GANDEGA - Focal point- ( Mauritania )
Mr Adil ALI - Focal Point - second- ( Fiji )
Mr Amaral GUEDES - Focal Point - second- ( Angola )
Mr Babacar MBENGUE - Focal Point - second- ( Senegal )
Mr Baouba, Sidi Mohamed Lemine - Focal Point - second- ( Mauritania )
Mr CHOO, Huat Aik - Focal point- ( Singapore )
Mr Dayne TAITT - Focal Point - second- ( Trinidad and Tobago )
Mr Didi Enslin - Focal point- ( South Africa )
Mr Edward TRIHADI - Focal point- ( Indonesia )
Mr EGAWA, Takumu - Focal Point - second- ( Japan )
Mr Fahad ALNAJADAH - Focal point- ( Kuwait )
Mr Glenn BYRON - Focal point- ( Netherlands )
Mr Ian WISE - Focal point- ( Australia )
Mr Kai-Thorsten WIRT - Focal Point - second- ( Germany )
Mr Keiji Hamada - Focal Point - second- ( Japan )
Mr Kio Fong WONG - Focal point- ( Macao, China )
Mr Leonard BALE - Focal point- ( Fiji )
Mr LUTUMBA TIMA - Focal Point - third- ( Angola )
Mr Matti KERANEN - Focal point- ( Finland )
Mr Michalis MOUSKOS - Focal point- ( Cyprus )
Mr Miklos POTYOK - Focal point- ( Hungary )
Mr Mohd Zunaidi MAT - Focal point- ( Malaysia )
Mr Nafiz KOKURCAN - Focal Point - second- ( Türkiye )
Mr Nasser Talal AL FADHLI - Focal Point - second- ( Kuwait )
Mr Ngai Kin WONG - Focal Point - second- ( Macao, China )
Mr Perisa SUNDERIC - Focal point- ( Serbia )
Mr Robert STEVENS - Focal Point - second- ( Australia )
Mr Selim HAZIR - Focal Point - third- ( Türkiye )
Mr Thorsten BÜSSELBERG - Focal point- ( Germany )
Mr TSUBOI, Kentaro - Focal point- ( Japan )
Mr Willem KOETSE - Focal point- ( Netherlands )
Mr YUGE, Yoritsugi ohno - Focal point- ( Japan )
Ms Anna BERGQVIST - Focal point- ( Sweden )
Ms Endang PUDJIASTUTI - Focal Point - second- ( Indonesia )
Ms Estelle GRUETER - Focal point- ( Switzerland )
Ms Gohar GEVORGYAN - Focal point- ( Armenia )
Ms Haine CHEIKHNA MOHAMDY - Focal Point - third- ( Mauritania )
Ms Mei Leng LAM - Focal Point - second- ( Macao, China )
Ms Mirjana SPALEVIĆ - Focal Point - second- ( Montenegro )
Ms Naira BABAYAN - Focal Point - second- ( Armenia )
Ms Snezana LAZAREVIC - Focal Point - second- ( Serbia )
Ms Wattana Singtuy - Focal point- ( Thailand )

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Terms of Reference

GTS Focal Point. GTS focal points are nominated by the Permanent Representatives of Member countries of WMO that are connected to the GTS. These focal points provide the operational channel of communication with the WMO Secretariat, RTH and GTS focal points. The terms of reference of the focal points are:(a) Act as a focal point on all GTS matters within the centre and with its national users;(b) Manage authorization of reception or transmission of information using the GTS;(c) Manage subscriptions and access to GTS traffic ensuring compliance with data access and usage policy;(d) Oversee the creation and management of GTS headers for data and products from the centre;(e) Ensure data and products published to the GTS from their centre have appropriate WIS discovery metadata already uploaded to the principal GISC;(f) Coordinate GTS traffic with the RTH(s) to which the centre is attached and the exchange of information through the GTS for national centres;(g) Arrange for exchange of information between the GTS and national users, including WIS centres;(h) Ensure issues relating to the GTS and World Weather Watch monitoring are directed to the relevant person and followed-up on;(i) Monitor, report on and participate in the overall maintenance of the GTS including contributions to CBS expert teams addressing data management and data representation as well as network issues;(j) Assist staff and users of the centre in matters relating to the GTS, including compliance and functional issues;(k) Identify and follow-up on training and capacity development needs;(l) Where a centre operates an RTH, the GTS focal point will also undertake the role of the RTH Focal Point to:(l1) Arrange for the attached GTS centres to initiate, modify and terminate data flows on the GTS, including negotiation of relevant GTS headers, provision of required notices and maintaining operational information held by WMO on the information within the area of responsibility of the RTH;(l2) Monitor and report on the status of RTH operations;(l3) Coordinate the flow of GTS traffic flowing through the RTH, including supporting GISC subscriptions;(l4) Work with the Centre focal points for WIS matters, to ensure that GTS traffic from the attached centres has appropriate WIS Discovery Metadata records.

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