Expert team on Operational Weather Forecasting System (ET-OWFS-1)

The World Meteorological Congress at its eighteenth session through Resolution 7 (Cg-18) – Establishment of WMO Technical Commissions for the Eighteenth Financial Period, decided to establish, in accordance with Article 8 (g) of the Convention, two technical commissions for the eighteenth financial period: a Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems (INFCOM) and a Commission for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental Services and Applications (SERCOM). INFCOM held its first meeting virtually through three parts in 2020 and 2021 and decided priority areas to be addressed during the 2020-2023 inter-sessional period.  

In that context, the ET-OWFS under INFCOM/ Standing Committee on Data Processing for Applied Earth System Modelling and Prediction (SC-ESMP) will meet to discuss key priority areas of work for consideration by the INFCOM and possibly make recommendations to be brought forward to the session of the Executive Council in 2022.

The provisional meeting agenda is available here and tentative workplan is shown below. When the documents are ready, they can be accessed by clicking the numbers.

The final meeting report is available here.

 

Part 1

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Time (UTC) 

Agenda Item 

Presenter/ 

Agenda item 

11:00-11:10 

Opening 

 

Ken Mylne 

11:10-11:30 

Round table introduction 

 

11:30-11:40 

Adaption the meeting agenda and review on the working arrangement 

Ken Mylne/ 

2.1, 2.2

11:40-12:00 

Introduction of new WMO governance structure and constituent bodies’ meeting calendar 

The Secretariat/ 

6.1 

12:00-12:40 

Review on ToRs of ET-OWFS and the priority of deliverables 

Stephanie Landman 

3.1 

12:40-13:05 

Representations of ET-OWFS at the other WMO Constituent Bodies 

Ken Mylne/ 

3.2 

13:05-13:55 

Status and plan for the development of the Guidelines on High-resolution NWP  

The Secretariat/ 

4.4 

13:55-14:00 

Wrap up 

Ken Mylne 

 

Thursday, 8 July 2021

11:00-11:15 

Reflection of Day 1 

 

11:15-11:40 

Status and plan for the development of the Guide to GDPFS (WMO-No. 305) 

Andrew Tupper/ 

4.2 

11:40-12:25 

Introduction of seamless GDPFS 

Wai Kin Wong/ 

5.1 

12:25-12:30 

Status and plan for the amendment on the Manual on GDPFS (WMO-No. 485) 

The Secretariat/ 

4.1 

12:30-12:35 

Status and plan for the publication of the Guidelines on EPSPP (WMO-No. 1254) 

Ken Mylne & the Secretariat/ 

4.3 

12:35-12:55 

Status and plan for the Guidelines for Nowcasting Techniques 

Ken Mylne  

4.5 

12:55-13:05 

Plans for further development of deliverables 

Ken Mylne  

4.6 

13:05-13:45 

Status and plan of Severe Weather Forecasting programme (SWFP) 

The Secretariat/ 6.5 (1)

13:45-14:20 

Consultation on the contents and the reporting method of the WMO Technical Progress Report on Global Data-processing and Forecasting Systems (GDPFS) and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Research 

The Secretariat/ 

6.2 

14:20-14:30 

Closing 

Ken Mylne 

 

 

Part 2

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 

11:00-11:10 

Reflection of Part 1 

 

11:10-11:25 

Latest development of GDPFS Web Portal and issues on data discoverability and accessibility 

The Secretariat 

6.8

11:25-12:10 

Introduction of the draft audit procedure 

Stephanie Landmann & the Secretariat 

6.3 (a) (b) (c)

12:10-12:20 

Plan for the migration of data quality monitoring functions operated by Lead Centres 

The Secretariat 

6.4 

12:20-12:45 

Enhancement of guidance and products to support SWFP 

Ken Mylne  

6.5 (2) 

12:45-12:50 

Break 

 

12:50-13:20 

Mechanism for rolling review of user requirements 

Ken Mylne  

6.6 

13:20-13:50 

Development of outline of technical guidance on the integration of data on exposure and vulnerabilities into the GDPFS 

The Secretariat 

6.7 

13:50-14:00 

Closing 

Ken Mylne