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Workshop on the Vision for WIGOS in 2040

Surface-based perspective

(Geneva, Switzerland, 18-20 October 2016)

(Updated on 20 Oct 2016)

Final Programme

Date and Time

Presentations and discussion


9:00 Opening remarks (P. Shi, WMO Secretariat)

Session 1:  Setting the Scene

9:15 Why a WMO “Vision for WIGOS in 2040”?; Objectives of the workshops (S. Barrell, Australia, and B. Calpini, Switzerland, Workshop Co-chairs) (Doc. 1) (Presentation)

9:30 The WMO Rolling Review of Requirements and the role of the Vision (J. Dibbern, Germany)

09:45 Draft Vision for WIGOS/Space in 2040 (S. Bojinski, WMO) (Doc. 2)

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Draft Vision for WIGOS/Surface in 2040 (F. Grooters, Netherlands and J. Eyre, United Kingdom) (Doc. 3; Doc. 4)

11:15 Keynote: Requirements for meteorology and hydrology in 2040; Weather prediction, climate change, megacities, air pollution, population growth, food security, SDGs (Sue Barrell/L. P. Riishojgaard) (Megatrends) (Requirements)

11:45 Keynote: The Future of Environmental Measurements (B. Calpini) (Doc. 5)

12:15 Keynote:  New technology trends: Systems of opportunity, miniaturization and  commoditization, mass-deployment, third party information and data partnerships  (J. Pica, USA)

18. 10.

Session 2: From GOS to WIGOS; broadening the Vision

14:00 The Global Observing System and the evolving requirements for Numerical Weather Prediction and Reanalysis (E. Källén, ECMWF)

14:30 The Global Atmosphere Watch in WIGOS (J. Klausen, Switzerland)

15:00 WMO Hydrological Observing System in WIGOS (S. Pecora, Italy)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Ocean observing system requirements (E. Charpentier, WMO)

16:30 The Global Cryosphere Watch and observational data requirements in 2040 (B. Goodison, Canada)

17:00 Discussion; Wrap-up of Day 1

19. 10.

9:00 GCOS - ECV requirements now and in the future (C. Richter, GCOS Secretariat and T. Oakley, United Kingdom)

9:30 The GFCS observation and monitoring pillar (F. Lucio/V. Grasso, GFCS)

10:00 NMHS perspective; trends in acquisition, use and management of observations (Chong Pei, China)

10.20 Coffee break

10:40 NMHS perspective; trends in acquisition, use and management of observations in 2040 (K. Schrab, USA)

11:00 NMHS perspective; trends in acquisition, use and management of observations (K. Monnik, Australia)

11:20 NMHS perspective; trends in acquisition, use and management of observations (J. Dibbern, Germany)

11:40 NMHS perspective; trends in acquisition, use and management of observations (S. Gilbert, United Kingdom)

12:00 Discussion; wrap-up of Session 2

19. 10.

Session 3: Technical, political and financial challenges, issues and opportunities

14:00 The WMO Information System; trends in telecommunication and dissemination of information (D. Thomas, WMO)

14:30 Data policy issues – are we still sharing data freely and openly in 2040? (L. P. Riishojgaard)

15:00 Integration of non-NMHSs data in NMHS operations (J. Fisler, Switzerland)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Integration of non-NMHSs data in NMHS operations (S. Barrell/K. Monnik)

16:30 World Bank perspective – why, where and how to invest in meteorological observations in the developing world (D. Kull, World Bank)

20. 10.

Session 4:  Role of WMO and other international partners

9:00 WMO Strategy 2017-2023 (Prof. P. Taalas, SG/WMO)

10:00 The respective roles of space and surface in WIGOS (L. P. Riishojgaard)

10:30 Discussion

11.30 Coffee break

Session 5:  Toward an integrated “Vision for WIGOS in 2040”

11:45 Role of the Vision for WIGOS in 2040 revisited (S. Barrell, B. Calpini)

12:00 Discussion

20. 10.

14:00  Next steps; work plan for developing the integrated Vision for WIGOS in 2040” (E. Charpentier/L.P. Riishojgaard) (Doc. 7)

15:00 Discussion; Recommendations, next steps

16:00 Closure of the workshop





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