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WWRP Scientific Steering Committee

WWRP Scientific Steering Committee

Scientific Steering Committee Members

  • Chair: Chris DAVIES, NCAR


  • Irasema ALCÁNTARA-AYALA, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Peter BAUER, ECMWF
  • Beth EBERT, BoM
  • Volker LEHMANN, DWD
  • Shiguang MIAO, Institute of Urban Meteorology, CMA
  • Michael MORGAN, University of Wisconsin
  • Maria-Helena RAMOS, INRAE
  • Atul Kumar SAHAI, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
  • Siham SBII, Morocco Met Service
  • Coleen VOGEL, University of Witwatersrand

Terms of References

The World Weather Research Programme Scientific Steering Committee (WWRP SSC) has the following terms of reference:

(a) To provide the overall scientific guidance for the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP);
(b) To develop and review the science and implementation plan for the WWRP and a work programme aligned with the WMO strategic planning process;
(c) To review and assess the development of all elements of the WWRP, including major research projects, Forecast Demonstration Projects, Research and Development Projects and forecast evaluation methods, to formulate recommendations to guide further actions and to report on the progress of the programme to Research Board;
(d) To facilitate and prioritize weather research and development activities, which are planned and implemented through the project committees and working groups, to deliver the WMO strategy;
(e) To facilitate the exchange of information among scientists participating in the Programme and relevant scientific institutions and agencies, at the national, regional and international levels;
(f) To collaborate, as appropriate, with GAW, WCRP, the Commissions for Services and Infrastructure, the regional associations, academia, users of forecast products and other partners;
(g) To delegate to each working group and expert team, as required, the responsibility to promote the timely exchange of information, data and new knowledge through publications, workshops, training activities and meetings.