Scoping Workshop on Future Activities to Assess Impact of Various Observing Systems on Earth System Prediction

In the context of the new WMO Strategic Plan 2020-2023 (see WMO Library), in particular under Strategic Objective 2.1, the goal of the Workshop will be to scope future activities on how to assess the impact of various observing systems on Earth System prediction, looking at all domains of the Earth System. Such activities will for example be to seek consensus on what key scientific questions to ask for the models, what impact studies to conduct to answer these questions, and will look at the results from those studies in the view to make recommendations on how to evolve the observing systems.

Workshop will learn from the successful example of the series of International workshops on the Impact of Various Observing Systems on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), and reach out with experts of the modelling communities from Earth System domains (oceam, cryosphere, hydrology, atmospheric composition).

Such future activities will help progressing towards WIGOS Vision 2040 as part of the WMO Rolling Review of Requirements.

Documents for the Workshop (local information, workshop concept note, draft programme, and copies of presentations) are / will be available from the link below:

Documents for the meeting

Final report of the Workshop