In support of the WMO Quality Management Framework (WMO-No. 49, Vol VII) and ISO 9001:2015, the ET-AC will be responsible for the following:
(a) Develop and maintain an audit framework for the assessment of operational centres,
(b) Provide guidance to system and process owners on the specification of audit assessment criteria based on a risk-based approach,
(c) Coordinate and schedule audits of centres in response to requests from Technical Commissions, relevant WMO bodies and other cooperating international organizations,
(d) In collaboration with nominated subject matter experts, conduct audits of centres, including on site audits,
(e) Make recommendations to SC-IMT regarding continuous improvement of the procedures for certification and periodic assessment of WMO and partner organizations centres,
(f) Advise SC-IMT on systematic issues identified during certification and assessment activities.