Standing Committee on Data Processing for Applied Earth System Modelling andPrediction(SC-ESMP)

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1. With the regional associations, in collaboration with the other Standing Committees of the Infrastructure Commission, and in collaboration with the Services Commission and Research Board gather and review requirements across user programmes, assess and advise on gaps and solutions for meeting user needs in numerical analysis and Earth system prediction products for all disciplines;
2. In collaboration with the Research Board and Services Commission, support the advancement and operationalization of probabilistic forecasting and Earth system modelling, prediction and projection [Singapore] (Strategic Objective (SO) 2.3/Focus in 2020-2023);
3. Develop relevant regulatory and guidance material (SO2.3/Focus in 2020-2023), in particular the Manual on the Global Data Processing and Forecasting System (WMO No. 485);
4. Responding to new and evolving WMO programme requirements, and in collaboration with the Research Board, Services Commission and other Constituent Bodies (Resolution 58, Cg-18), develop and support the implementation of the seamless GDPFS, including support to tropical cyclone forecast and severe weather forecast, taking into consideration related initiatives such as the Climate Services Information System (CSIS) and the Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS);
5. Support and enhance the capabilities of all WMO Members to benefit from impact-based and probabilistic products, and historical data including analyses and reanalysis model output (SO2.3/Focus in 2020-2023);
6. Support for emergency response activities to Members and partner organizations (the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), etc.) (Basic Documents, 3. Agreements and working arrangements with other International Organizations – WMO-No. 60);
7. In collaboration with the regional associations, monitor and review the performance and application of the GDPFS and promote a culture of compliance with standards and relevant regulatory material among all Members;
8. Any activities necessary to support the implementation of constituent body policy [Germany] decisions related to analysis, modelling, prediction and projection [Singapore] data, including the sharing of model outputs data;
9. Engage with other WMO structures and programmes, co-sponsored programmes and related international partner organizations in coordinating all relevant activities;
10. In collaboration with the regional associations and Regional Training Centre, develop, update and promote training material and recommend competency-based training events on Earth system modelling and applications in addition to building capacity among developing Members on the use and interpretation of model output, and the development of model analysis and forecast

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