WWRP Joint/Endorsed Projects

Guidelines for the approval of a joint/partner project

Requests for approval of projects should be submitted for review to the Chair of the SSC and the WMO Secretariat for the WWRP. The role of the SSC is to review these projects align with the WWRP scientific goals and approval is subject to the discretion of the SSC and the WWRP capacity to support projects. Project proposals should ideally address issues such as:

1. Project committed to working internationally, committed to the concept of Science for Services and, through engagement in WWRP, to making their advances available to the international community, and in particular to developing countries.

2. The project should have long-term (at least three years) independent funding.

3. Project aims are aligned with the WWRP Implementation Plan through the Action Areas, as determined by the SSC.

4. The outcomes of the project will benefit the WWRP Community, for example in the form of published scientific advances, common exploitation of data, diagnostic tools, and software, and training. A plan for how this will take place will be agreed on.

5. The project will report to WWRP in the framework of the WWRP IP (Action Areas) but in a manner that is aligned with the project's own reporting structure. The project will respond to recommendations and requests from WWRP.

6. The project will promote the association with WWRP as part of its own communication strategy

Joint Project          
Project name Countries involved Duration Purpose WGs/ET involved Main Contact
The Waves to Weather Project The W2W consortium consists of the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU, Munich), Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU, Mainz), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Karlsruhe), Technische Universität München (TUM, Munich), Ruprecht-Karls University (RKU, Heidelberg), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen in the Munich area) and Universität Hamburg (UHH, Hamburg) 2015-2023 Address the great challenge of identifying the limits of weather predictability in different situations and to produce the best forecasts that are physically possible.
(https://www.wavestoweather.de/)
PDEF Michael Riemer
(mriemer@uni-mainz.de)

Guidelines for the endorsement of projects

Requests for endorsement of projects (other than RDP/FDP) should be submitted for review to the Chair of the SSC and the WMO Secretariat for the WWRP. The role of the SSC is to review these projects align with the WWRP scientific goals and approval is subject to the discretion of the SSC and the WWRP capacity to support projects. Project proposals should ideally address issues such as:

  • Links with existing activities of WMO such as workshops, training events, symposiums and/or meetings;
  • Opportunities to build capacity through fellowships and/or support for post-graduate studies including strengthening capacities in developing countries;
  • Opportunities to co-fund activities of mutual interest;
  • Strengthening alliances between the WMO community, policy makers and practitioners.

WWRP SSC will define, prioritize and, where appropriate, endorse candidate projects (other than RDP or FDP projects) within the WWRP. The SSC is under no obligation to endorse or otherwise participate in any project brought to its attention. By its very nature, the WWRP can be most effective by focusing on a relatively few project areas, to create a critical mass of research effort associated with forecasting problems of highest priority determined, in part, by their broad societal impact and technical achievability. The proposal should meet the goals of the WWRP Implementation Plan. The endorsement is limited to the duration of the project.

Endorsed Projects          
Project name Countries involved Duration Purpose WGs/ET involved Main Contact
TeamX (Multi-scale transport and exchange processes in the atmosphere over mountains – programme and experiment) Founding partners: University of Virginia, Meteo France,University of Trento, University of Innsbruck, MeteoSwiss, Center for Climate Systems Modeling, McGill University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,National Centre for Atmospheric Science (UK) 2018- Improve our understanding of exchange processes in the atmosphere over mountains and at evaluating how well these are parameterized in NWP and climate models.
(http://www.teamx-programme.org/)
NMR Dino Zardi
(dino.zardi@unitn.it)
MedCyclones (European network for Mediterranean cyclones in weather and climate) Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland,Turkey, United Kingdom 2020-2024 This Action will coordinate the activities of researchers in meteorology and climatology and scientists from weather/climate services with the main aims to provide a deeper understanding of Mediterranean cyclones and to improve significantly the European capacity to predict their environmental and climate impacts. In this context, the network will identify, and involve in the network, relevant stakeholders with different backgrounds (e.g. civil protection, re-insurance companies) and co-develop cyclone prediction products tailored to their needs.
(https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19109/#tabs|Name:overview)
  Emmanouil Flaounas 
(em.flaounas@hcmr.gr)