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WWRP Regional Activities

To support WMO member states activities and create an international network of expertise, WWRP is involved in several regional research projects:


regional projects overview

Ongoing Regional Activities

Project name Countries involved Duration Purpose
HIGHWAY (HIGH impact Weather lAke sYstem) Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, UK, and USA 2017-2020 Develop improved early warning systems in the Lake Victoria basin.
SDS-WAS (Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System) Jordan, China, South Korea, and Turkey 2015-2020 Enhance sand and dust storm prediction capabilities by increasing understanding of dust processes.
UPDRAFT (Understanding and Prediction of Rainfall Associated with landfalling Tropical cyclones) China, South Korea, USA, Hong Kong, and Japan 2014-2022 Improve the understanding and prediction of rainfall associated with landfalling tropical cyclones focusing on multi-scale downscaling and physical processes affecting rainfall intensity and distribution.
Paris Olympic Games in 2024 Canada, France, Hong-Kong, China, China, UK, USA, Australia, Sweden 2020-2024 Advance research on the theme of the “future Meteorological Forecasting systems at 100m (or finer) resolution for urban areas”. Such systems would prefigure the numerical weather prediction at the horizon 2030.
(Aviation Demonstration Research Project)
Phase 1 completed
Phase 2 in planning
France, Hong Kong, South Africa, China, Canada, Japan, Russia, Singapore, India Phase 1 completed (2014-2019);
Phase 2 in planning
Develop, demonstrate and quantify the benefits of end-to-end nowcasting (next 0-6h) aviation weather services for the terminal area focused on high impact weather.
TLFDP (Typhoon Landfall Forecast Demonstration Project) China, South Korea, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Philippines and Japan 2014-2022 TLFDP aims to demonstrate the performance of the most advanced forecasting technqiues for landfalling tropical cyclones.


Past Regional Activities

Project name Countries involved Duration Purpose
Remote sensing of Electrification, Lightning, And Mesoscale/microscale Processes with Adaptive Ground Observations - RELAMPAGO Argentina, Brazil,
USA, and Mexico
2018 – 2019 Improve the assessment of sate of the art models used in forecasting extreme weather events in subtropical South America.
Southern China Monsoon Rainfall Experiment - SCMREX China, USA, UK, Japan,
India, Malaysia, Hong Kong,
and PSA
2013 – 2018 Improve the prediction of heavy rain producing storms in South China
during the monsoon outbreak period.
Typhoon Landfall Forecast Demonstration Project - TLFDP China, and Hong Kong 2010 – 2018 Demonstrate the performance of the most advanced forecasting techniques
for landfalling tropical cyclones.
Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities - TOMACS Japan, Australia, Brazil,
Canada, Germany,
South Korea, France, and USA
2013 – 2016 Improve the understanding of the processes and mechanisms of extreme weather using dense meteorological observation networks designed in the Tokyo Metropolitan District.