2nd Session JSC OPAG-EPAC


2nd Session JSC OPAG-EPAC

Geneva, Switzerland

27-29 April, 2011


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Meeting draft agenda (as pdf) and supporting materials

Start at 11.00 Wednesday, 27 April 

End at 15.00 Friday 29 April


Agenda item Introduced / presented by Supporting materials

1. Opening of the session

    1.1 Welcome

    1.2 Adaptation of agenda and approval of the report of previous OPAG-EPAC meeting

    1.3  Overview of CAS-XV, Executive Council Research Task Team (EC RTT) and other important initiatives in light of GAW

Ghassem Asrar/

Øystein Hov



OPAG-EPAC report

CAS report

EC RTT report

2. GAW Strategic Plan (for guidance the length of reports and reviews should be 10-15 min, followed by discussion)

GAW Strategic Plan 2008-2015

   2.1. Review the status of the work of SAGs and ETs and the future direction of their work








ET-WDC report

ET-WDC additional input

   2.2. QA/QC in GAW    
        2.2.1 Activities of Central Facilities
  • General overview
  • Representatives from Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and USA will give a review of activities

O. Tarasova

Germany: Wolfgang Fricke

Switzerland:Jörg Klausen

Japan:Hiroshi Koide

USA:Ed Dlugokencky

list of the GAW Central Facilities

report of the GAW Central Facilities

        2.2.2 Rolling Review of Requirements O. Tarasova

RRR web page

RRR process

current Statements of Guidance in Atmospheric Chemistry

        2.2.3 Training activities Karin Woudsma GAWTEC web
   2.3   GAW station classification and the procedures for acceptance of stations O. Tarasova

application from

stations procedures

stations classification

   2.4  Products and Services L. Jalkanen  
   2.5  Review of the Addendum of the GAW Strategic Plan G. Muller/J. Klausen

GAW SP Addendum (v1)

GAW SP Addendum (v2)

3. Congress preparations L. Jalkanen

Cg-16 web page

GAW document for Congress

Progress report

4.  Discussion items: (Introductory 5-10 min presentations to be made for each item followed by discussion)

    4.1 Black carbon and ozone as short lived climate forcers (with consideration of other components such as OC, SO4)

L. Jalkanen UNEP/WMO assessment

    4.2 Technical chemicals that replace halocarbons, relationship to GAW

Stuart Penkett  
    4.3  Water vapour Øystein Hov


The ISSI/NDACC water vapour project

    4.4  Sand and dust storm warning advisory and assessment system Xiao-Ye Zhang SDS web
    4.5  Volcanic ash forecasting Herbert Puempel


    4.6 Setting up the Satellite Task Team (limited in time, for the task of updating satellite requirements in GAW) John Burrows SATELLITE OBSERVATION NEEDS FOR GAW
    4.7. Data flow and WIS (including INSPIRE) Geir Braathen


    4.8  Contribution to environmental conventions and intergovernmental assessments tbd

Ozone assessment

Global Environmental Outlook (GEO)

    4.9  Relationship with other programmes, especially GCOS. GMES and GEOSS are other examples John Ogren



GMES atmospheric service

5. Matters arising


6. Review of recommendations and action items

Øystein Hov  

7. Closure of meeting