Structure of SWCEM-EAWP

Structure of SWCEM-EAWP

In accordance to the SWCEM Implementation Plan, SWCEM relies on a Global Satellite-derived Products Providers (GP-SAT), WMO Regional Climate Centres (RCCs), several National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), and associated organization and institutes such as the WCRP Grand Challenge on Weather and Climate Extremes, and the Climate Risk & Early Warning Systems (CREWS).

The management of the SWCEM East Asia and Western Pacific regional operational subproject (SWCEM-EAWP) is the responsibility of the Steering Group for SWCEM-EAWP (SG-SWCEM-EAWP) and within the activities of WMO Commissions, CBS and CCl. The terms of reference for the SG-SWCEM-EAWP are defined as follows:

(i) Giving guidance and monitoring the implementation of the project;

(ii) Managing the integration of new components in the SWCEM, including addressing synergies with other WMO Programmes;

(iii) Developing recommendations to support the full and sustainable participation of Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) and NMHSs, including those from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDSs), in SWCEM;

(iv) Review and make recommendations on the scope of the cascading weather and climate extreme events monitoring process.

The members of SG-SWCEM-EAWP will be appointed by the Permanent Representative (PR) of each participating National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), WMO Regional Climate Centres (RCCs), Global Satellite-derived Products Providers.  Each member is accountable to his/her respective PRs.  The lead person for each participating centre (member of SG-SWCEM-EAWP) will be tasked on the following:

(i) To coordinate all aspects of project implementation and execution at their respective centres;

(ii) To evaluate possible data-processing developments (e.g. work required to adjust or tailor satellite products);

(iii) To arrange for climatologists (forecasters) in the centres to receive or have access to the agreed products;

(iv) To identify related training requirements;

(v) To collect feedback from climatologists (forecasters) and present that information to the Steering Group;

(vi) To report on a quarterly basis on the status of the activities in the respective centres.


Global Satellite-derived Products Providers (GP-SAT)

- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


- RCC Beijing (BCC)

RCCs in RA-V: SEARCC-Network

- Indonesia (BMKG)

- Philippines (PAGASA)

- Singapore (Meteorological Service Singapore)

RCCs in RA-V: Pacific RCC-Network

- Australia (RMIT BoM)



- Malaysia (MetMalaysia)

Associated Members

- WCRP (Grand Challenge on Weather and Climate Extremes)

WMO Secretariat