WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) Implementation Workshop for the WMO Regional Association II (RA-II) Members



The WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) Implementation Workshop for the WMO Regional Association II (RA II) Members will be held in Beijing, China, from 27 to 30 November 2023, at the kind invitation of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA). The Workshop will be conducted in English in a hybird way. 

The purpose of the Workshop is to address the needs of and provide necessary support to RA II Members towards ensuring full implementation of WIGOS, and better respond to the requirements of the UN Early Warnings for All initiative (EW4All). The following topics will be covered during the Workshop: the Global Basic Observing Network (GBON), the Regional Basic Observing Network (RBON), the WMO Rolling Review of Requirements (RRR), operational weather radar networks and related data exchange, Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR) and Regional Centres supporting WIGOS.

Local Logistics

For visa, transportation, venue and, additional details, kindly consult the meeting information available here.


Please find the template for all presenters here and for National presentation for GBON here

Day 1 - 27 November 
Time (UTC+8) Item Topic Speaker/Lead
  1 Opening and introductions

Albert Fischer, WANG Jiankai

9:00-9:20 1.1 Welcome remarks by CMA Deputy Administrator  Cao Xiaozhong (China)
9:20-9:40 1.2

Welcome remarks by President of WMO and Acting President of RA-II

Abdulla Al Mandous (WMO)

9:40-10:00  1.3 Welcome remarks by WMO Assistant Secretary-General Zhang Wenjian (Secretariat)
10:00-10:20  1.4  Remarks by Delegate  Representative of WMO SG Albert Fischer (Secretariat) 
10:20-10:30  1.5 Outcome of Cg-19: WMO Strategic Plan  Etienne Charpentier (Secretariat) 
10:30-10:50  1.6 Local arrangements   LI Cuina, MOC, CMA
  2 SESSION 1: WIGOS PRIORITIES  Etienne Charpentier, ZHOU Qingliang
10:50-11:10  2.1 WMO technical regulations and guidance material – 20'  Krunoslav Premec (Secretariat) 
11:10-11:30  2.2 WIGOS framework (priorities, national implementation of WIGOS, etc) – 20'  Etienne Charpentier (Secretariat)
11:30-12:00  2.3 EW4All, RA-II services, including INFCOM aspects – 30'  WG-S Chair, Qingliang Zhou (China) 
12:00-12:30  2.4 RA-II WIGOS Operating plan and challenges 30’   WG-I Chair, Yushiaki Sato (JMA) 
12:30-14:00    Lunch break   
  3 SESSION 2: GBON in RA-II CHEN Yongqing, Yoshiaki Sato
14:00-14:20  3.1 The Global Basic Observing Network (technical regulations, requirements)  Krunoslav Premec (Secretariat) 
14:20-14:40  3.2 GBON implementation and compliance monitoring  Etienne Charpentier (Secretariat) 
14:40-15:00  3.3 WIGOS Tools for GBON (WDQMS, OSCAR/Surface)  Tanja Kleinert (Germany) - online 
15:00-15:30 3.4  SOFF in RA-II  Albert Fischer (Secretariat) 
15:30-16:00    Coffee break   
  3.5 National presentations on GBON and Discussion on the GBON implementation in RA II  Etienne Charpentier (Secretariat) 
18:00-20:00    Reception   
Day 2 - 28 November
09:00-10:00  3.5 National presentations on GBON Discussion on the GBON implementation in RA II (cont’d)  Albert Fischer (Secretariat) 
  4 SESSION 3: RBON Implementation in RA-II  Krunoslav Premec, SHI Lijuan
10:00–10:15 4.1 Introduction to the WMO Rolling Review of Requirement (RRR) process  Rosemary Munro (or Krunoslav Premec (Secretariat)) 
10:15–10:30 4.2 Regulatory framework and guidance material supporting RBON implementation  Krunoslav Premec (Secretariat) 
10:30–10:50   Coffee/Tea break  
10:50-11:00  4.3 Addressing EW4All requirements using RBON  Emma (Bing) Liu (Secretariat) 
11:00-11:20  4.4 Report on the progress with RBON design in RA-II  ET-WIGOS leader, Lijuan Shi (China) 
11:20-11:40  4.5 Plan for full RBON Implementation in RA-II  ET-WIGOS leader, Lijuan Shi (China) 
11:40-12:30  4.6 Discussion of the report and plan  Lijuan Shi (China) and Secretariat 
12:30-14:00    Lunch break  
  5 SESSION 4: CMA observing capabilities  CHEN Yongqing, ZHANG Ming
14:00-14:20  5.1 Introduction of Round-trip drifting sounding system  Expert of CMA MOC, Qiyun Guo 
14:20-14:40  5.2 Introduction to dynamic and static calibration system of weather radar  Expert of CMA MOC, Xiaopeng Wang 
14:40-15:00  5.3  Fengyun Satellites  TBD, NMSC CMA 
15:20-15:40  5.4 Construction and development of new integrated ground-based remote-sensing observation system  Expert of CMA MOC, Fa Tao 
15:40-16:00  5.5 Large unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) targeted at typhoons ZHAO Peitao, MOC, CMA 
16:00-16:30    Coffee break  
16:30-16:50  5.6 Optimization of the Observing Network in China  GUO Jianxia, MOC, CMA 
16:50-17:30  5.7 Short Presentations from the manufactures on how they can strength the observing capacities  TBD
17:30-20:00    Dinner  
Day 3 - 29 November
    SESSION 5: Regional Centres supporting WIGOS   Krunoslav Premec, 
MA Lijuan
  6 Regional WIGOS Centres   
9:00-9:15  6.1 RWC Beijing - operations  CUI Xiai (CMA) 
9:15-9:30  6.2 RWC Tokyo - operations   HAGIYA Satoshi (Japan) 
9:30-9:45  6.3 Audit of the centres – report  Eugene Burger
9:45-10:30 6.4 Members’ experience with the RWCs – national presentations – discussion (10’ presentation to stir discussion) Yongqing Chen (Secretariat) 
10:30-10:50   Coffee/Tea break  
  7 Other regional Centres in support of WIGOS   Krunoslav Premec, 
MA Lijuan
10:50-11:05  7.1 Regional Instrument Centres in RA-II – report (RIC-Beijing, RIC Tsukuba)  Hiroumi Shigeoka (JMA) - online 
11:05-11:20  7.2 Regional Marine Instrument Centre China – report   GAO Zhanke (NCOSM, China) 
11:20-11:35  7.3 Regional Radiation Centres in RA-II - report(Pune, Tokyo, Saint Petersburg)  Rodionov Artem (Russian Federation)
11:35-11:50  7.4

Regional Climate Centres in RA-II – report (Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow, Pune) 

11:50-12:05  7.5

Regional Training Centres in RA-II – report (Nanjing (Beijing), New Delhi (Pune-IMD, Pune-NWA, Roorkee), Tehran, Baghdad, Seoul, Doha, Tashkent, Moscow) 

Paul Bugeac (Secretariat) - online 
12:05-12:20   7.6 Implementation of GSRN-LC  TBC, MOC CMA 
12:20-12:35  7.7 Progress Report of TPRCC-Network  Lijuan Ma, CMA 
12:35-12:50  7.8 Discussion   
12:50–13:30   Lunch break  
  8 Visit to Regional Centres in Beijing   
13:30-17:00  8.1 RWC-Beijing  Expert of RWC, Xiai CUI 
17:00-17:30  8.2 Visit to CMA Atmosphere Observation Test Bed  Director of Test Bed, Peitao ZHAO 
17:30-19:00    Dinner  
Day 4 – 30 November 
  9 SESSION 6: WICAP and Radar capabilities and opportunities   Etienne Charpentier, GUO Jianxia
9:00-9:30  9.1 WICAP regulatory framework, including WIGOS implementation concerning aircraft observations, (WSI, metadata repository, data exchange, compliance monitoring ET-WICAP Leader, Yiu-Fai Lee (Hong Kong China)
9:30-9:45  9.2 Report on WICAP implementation in RA II  ET-WICAP Leader, Yiu-Fai Lee (Hong Kong China) 
9:45-10:00  9.3 Aircraft-based Water Vapour Measurement for Aviation Application Nicolas Rivaben (Argentina) 
10:00-10:30  9.4 New and developing systems (MODE-S, UAS, ADD)  Nicolas Rivaben (Argentina) 
10:30-11:00    Coffee break  
11:00-11:20  9.5 Introduction to Radar guidance and standardization material Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan) - online 
11:20-11:40  9.6 WMO Weather Radar database and data exchange formats   Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan) - online 
11:40-12:10  9.7 Radar networks in RA II (South-Asia network, Gulf network, OPERA) 

South-Asia network:HAGIYA Satoshi (Japan) , Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) network:  Mr Karel de Waal (UAE) 

12:10-12:30  9.8  National experience and practices with Radar observations (JMA, OPERA) 

HAGIYA Satoshi (Japan) - online, OPERA (Pekka) 

12:30-14:00    Lunch break   
  10 SESSION 7: SUMMARY AND CLOSING  Albert Fischer, WANG Jiankai
14:00-16:00  10.1  Discussion – drafting workshop recommendations (breakout groups)    
16:00-16:30   Coffee break   
16:30-17:30 10.2  Final discussion and summary of the Workshop recommendations 

CMA & Albert Fischer (Secretariat) 

17:30-18:00  10.3 Closure of the workshop 

CMA &  Albert Fischer (Secretariat) 

18:00-20:00    Dinner