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Technical Coordination Committee

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The Technical Coordination Committee (TCC) acts as a two-way interface between the Executive Council and the technical bodies of the Organizations: technical commissions, the Research Board, and other relevant bodies.



First session (TCC-1), by videoconference: 27 April 2020 - 29 April 2020

Second session (TCC-2/1 and TCC-2/2), by videoconference: 13, 15-16 July 2020

Third session (TCC-3), by videoconference: 1-2 September 2020



EC-72/INF. 2.5(2) Report by the Chair of the Technical Coordination Committee


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The committee shall report to the Executive Council on the following issues:

Progress in developing further the WMO technical regulatory framework in a consistent manner by all technical bodies involved
Status of compliance with technical regulations of the WMO Members, including advice on identified barriers to compliance and ways to address them to resolve deficiencies
Impact and risk assessment of new standards and technology on the systems operated by Members, including financial and human resources impact
Evolving user needs for information and services and alignment of the plans of the WMO technical bodies to meet those needs
Collaboration and coordination between the technical bodies and regional associations to ensure that regional priorities and requirements are considered into the technical bodies’ planning
Collaboration among the technical commissions, the Research Board and any other bodies established by Congress or Executive Council required to facilitate the transition of research to operations through co-design, operational testing and feed-back from operational community
Issues of common concerns of regional associations, technical commissions, the Research Board and any other bodies established by Congress or Executive Council affecting the progress of implementation of the Strategic and Operating Plans
Coordination with other bodies, such as SAP and PAC and any other issues that might be referred to by the Executive Council
The presidents and vice-presidents of the technical commissions
The presidents of regional associations
The chair and vice-chair of the Research Board
The chairs of any other bodies established by Congress or Executive Council
The chairs of other WMO sponsored and co-sponsored technical bodies identified by the President
Working Procedures
The Committee shall be chaired by a WMO Vice-President
The Committee shall meet in principle once per year prior to a session of Executive Council
The chair of the Committee may invite experts and/or representatives from other partner organizations to attend meetings of the Committee as observers
At meetings of the Committee, the members may be assisted by advisors
The Committee may establish time-bound substructures for the discharge of specific tasks during an intersessional period. Such temporary substructures shall be discontinued at the end of every intersessional period