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Ad hoc meeting on Data Issues and Policies

Key Objectives:

  • To establish the status of the data policies 
  • To provide preliminary advice to the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) for a progress report to be presented at the seventy-second session of Executive Council (EC) for a review of the data policies 
Travel Information: Getting to WMO
Meeting Report: SG-DIP-1-Final-Report
Documents:
Presentations, background documents, list of participants and other supporting documents relevant to this meeting can be found here .

 

Agenda and Timetable

Meeting room C2 (floor P1)

TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2020

1. Opening
09:30 
Welcome
(ASG, D/INF) 
 
Meeting arrangements
Secretariat (Enrico Fucile) 
 
Introductions
All 
 
Ground rules, objectives of the meeting
Sue Barrell (Chair) 
10:15-10:30 
Coffee break, group photo 
 
2. Operational exchange of weather data in WMO
 
 
 
10:30-11:45 
The WMO Convention, the World Weather Watch, and the evolution toward WIGOS, WIS, and S-GDPFS
Lars Peter Riishojgaard 
WMO Policy statements: Resolution 40 (1995) and the Geneva Declaration (2019)
Dimitar Ivanov, Michael Staudinger 
The evolving requirements for global data exchange
Erik Andersson 
WIGOS data availability and GBON
Lars Peter Riishojgaard 
11:45-12:30 
Discussion: Taking stock of the data exchange practice within WMO
Chair, all 
12:30-14:00 
Lunch break

 

3. Current context:  National data policies, technical capabilities/financial resource constraints, evolving roles of public and private sector data providers
 
 
 
 
 
14:00-16:00 
WMO Member data policy survey
Enrico Fucile 
WMO Member perspectives (short interventions)

Michael Staudinger presentation

Michael Staudinger,
Chin Ling Wong
Franz Uirab 
Science and NWP perspective
Sarah Dance
Private sector views (short interventions)
Private sector representatives 
Satellite data, the role of  the public sector
Paul Counet 
Satellite data and the role of the private sector
Conrad Lautenbacher 
Private sector views on WMO data policy
 Jim Anderson 
16:00-16:30 
Coffee break

 

4. Toward a new WMO policy for the international exchange of weather data

 

16:30-17:30 
Discussion:
Guiding principles for a new WMO data policy, main drivers for change, what needs to change and what must be preserved with respect to the current WMO data policy?
Chair, all
17:30 
Adjourn

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2020

4. Toward a new WMO policy for the international exchange of weather data (continued from the previous day)
09:00 
ICAO data policy; cost recovery
William Maynard 
 
Copernicus and European data policy
Fabio Venuti 
 
09:30-10:30 
 
Resume discussion and draw to the conclusion:
Guiding principles for a new WMO data policy, main drivers for change, what needs to change and what must be preserved with respect to the current WMO data policy? 
Chair, all 
10:30-11:00 
Coffee break

 

5. Data exchange in hydrology
11:30
Introduction on data exchange in hydrology
Silvana Alcoz
11:30-12:30 
 
Discussion:
  • Need for a global data policy on hydrology?
  • Willingness to implement it?
  • WMO role in regional data exchange in hydrology
  • Requirements for hydrological data exchange from other application areas
Chair, all 
12:30-14.00 
Lunch break 

 

6. Exchange of climate data
14:00-14:30 
Background, history and current implementation status of Resolution 60
Stefan Roesner 
14:30-15:30 
Discussion: Adequacy of Resolution 60 to support needs of IPCC, GFCS, UNFCCC and other climate initiatives
Chair, all 
15:30-16:00  
Coffee break

 

 7. Status and adequacy of data exchange and data policy for other application areas
16:00-17:30 
Atmospheric composition
Joerg Klausen 
Ocean data
Nadia Pinardi 
Cryosphere data
Øystein Godøy 
17:30 
Adjourn

 

 

THURSDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2020

8. Way forward
09:00-10:30 
Discussion of adequacy of WMO data policy, broadly speaking; identification of common threads across application areas
Chair, all 
10:30 -11:00 
Coffee break
 
9. Toward the WMO Extraordinary Congress in 2021
11:00-11:30 
Principles summarising the discussion of the previous days
Chair, all 
11:30-12:00 
WMO Data Conference
Lars Peter Riishojgaard 
 
 
12:00-12:30 
Opportunities to drive change:
  • Technical Commission Session(s), April 2020
  • EC Policy Advisory Committee, April 2020
  • EC-72, June 2020
  • GWEF?
  • Consultative Platform?
Dimitar Ivanov 
12:30-14:00 
Lunch break
 
 
14:00-15:30 
Development of roadmap, workplan, and strategy for delivery
  • Priorities, targets, milestones
  • Tasking and need (or not) for sub-groups
  • Working/meeting methodologies
Chair, all 
15:30-16:00 
New proposed resolution schema and workplan
Chair, all 
16:00-16:30 
AOB, Closing of Meeting
Chair 
16:00 
Adjourn