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Third High-Level Session of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-3) Invited speakers
Panel Discussion 1: Operating Models and Environment
Panel Discussion 2: Legislative/Institutional Framework
Panel Discussion 3: Human Resources, Permanent Representative's role, and Global and Regional Cooperation
Second High-level Session of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-2) Invited speakers (May 2021)
Theme of day one (26 May) - Launch of the first OCP White Paper on Future of Weather and Climate Forecasting (vision 2030+)
Key messages of the theme I
Theme of day two (27 May) - Evolving Roles and Responsibilities – Future of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (vision 2030+)
Key messages of the theme II
Round-table discussion - High-Level Round Table for the launch of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-1) (June 2019)
Day one (5 June) - Opening
Theme 1, day one (5 June) - Data and ... more (shared) data
Theme 2, day one (5 June) - Forecasting and ... forecasters
Theme 3, day one (5 June) - Demand and Supply of Services ... Weather/Climate/Water/Environment intelligence driving decision-making
Theme 4, day two (6 June) - Capacity Gap - Alleviating inequality and advancing together
Theme 5, day two (6 June) - Roles, Responsabilities ... Parternships for common action
Day two (6 June) - Closing and Way Forward
Day two (6 June) - Closing remarks
High-Level Conference - -
WMO Technical Conference on: "The UN Global Early Warning Initiative for Climate Adaptation: Early Warnings for All - Speakers
Dr Wenjian Zhang
Dr Elena Manaenkova
Mr Ian Lisk
Mr Michel Jean
Session 1: Current Early Warning Service Value Cycle Initiatives
Ms Loretta Hieber Girardet - UNDRR
Mr Gavin White - REAP
Mr John Harding - CREWS
Mr Marco Obiso - ITU
Ms Yana Gevorgyan - GEO
Mr Glendell De Souza - CMO
Ms Andrea Toreti - European Comission Emergency Management Services
Ms Jay Wilson - HMEI
Session 3: The Role of the Big Tech in Early Warnings for all
Mr Anthony Louen Fernandez - SMART
Ms Amelie Grangeat - F24
Mr Sella Nevo - Google
Mr Xiaohui Zhong - Alibaba
Mr Matt Corey - Microsoft
Mr Jonas Weiss - IBM
Regional Forums of the OCP - -
High-Level Regional Forum of the OCP in RA VI (Europe) Speakers
Key Note Presentations
Launch of the High-Level Regional Forum of the OCP in RA III (South America) Speakers
Presentation: Review of WMO Public-Private Engagement activities and Region-specific status
Sharing good practice and experience
Panel discussion: The way forward - Globally, Regionally and Nationally
Presentation - WMO OCP Innovation Webinar – Innovation and Cutting-edge Activities in Space Borne Precipitation Measurements and Applications | Information page | Presentation1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3 | Recording (14 December 2021)
Presentation - WMO OCP Innovation Webinar – Met Office and Microsoft share information on what their partnership means for the future of the Met Office | Information page | Presentation | Recording (4 October 2021)
Presentation - WMO OCP Innovation Webinar - Microsoft and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Information page, Recording (April 2021)
Presentation - WMO Data Conference Preparatory Workshop on Theme 2: "Business models and data policy issues" (October 2020)
Presentation - WMO OCP Innovation Webinar - Innovation in PPE - Public Goods in Weather and Climate: Information page, Presentation, Recording (July 2020)
Presentation - WMO OCP Innovation Webinar - Multi-hazards early warning system in the Pacific: Information page, Presentation, Summary, Recording (April 2020)
Presentation - WMO OCP Innovation Webinar - Integrating Technology-Driven Solutions to Improve The Production and Utilization of Weather Products and Services in Africa: Information page, Presentation (February 2020)
Public-Private Engagement to enhance observation in Japan (March 2022)
Meteorological Services in Japan and Lessons for Developing Countries (February 2022, especially Chapter 2 on Legal Framework and Chapter 4 on Public-Private Engagement; a paper commissioned by the World Bank’s Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo)
Meteo France International (MFI): Modernizing National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) through public-private partnerships: English | French (July 2020)
Legal framework and policies related to PPE for meteorological services in China: Consistent emphasis and legally binding provisions on the authority of public meteorological offices in the public weather forecast and weather warnings (July 2020)
Public-Private Engagement in Japan Underpinned by its Legislative Framework (June 2020)
Ensuring sound development of meteorological services: Japan Meteorological Agency and the Weather Business Consortium (WXBC) (April 2020)
Establishing a successful public-private partnership: MeteoSwiss collaborates with the private weather company MeteoGroup, the largest operator of a network of private weather stations in Switzerland (April 2020)
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Geneva Declaration – 2019: Building Community for Weather, Climate, and Water Actions in WMO official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish
Resolution 80 (Cg-18): Geneva Declaration – 2019 in Abridged Final Report of the Eighteenth Session of World Meteorological Congress, 2019: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish
Guidelines for Public-private Engagement (2021 edition) in WMO official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Resolution 11 (EC-72): Guidelines for Public-private Engagement (edition 2020) in Abridged Final Report of the Seventy-Second Session of Executive Council, 2020: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
The Guidelines are aimed to inform and facilitate global, regional, and national actions by the WMO and its Members towards proactive engagement between the public, private and academic sectors, and all stakeholders, which would result in better service to their governments, economy, and citizens. The Guidelines outline and promote principles aimed at maximizing the benefits of an inclusive weather enterprise approach.
Guidelines on the Application of the Data Policy in Public-private Engagement (2021) - Annex 3 to Resolution 1 (Cg-Ext(2021)) in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Resolution 1 (Cg-Ext(2021)): WMO Unified Policy for the International Exchange of Earth System Data in Abridged Final Report of the Extraordinary Session, 2021
The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the implementation of the policy of broadening and enhancing the free and unrestricted international exchange of Earth system data through better sharing of data between the public and private sectors. The guidelines are based on the understanding that the application of the free and unrestricted principle depends greatly upon sound, fair, transparent, and stable relations between these two sectors.
Resolution 79 (Cg-18): Open Consultative Platform “PARTNERSHIP AND INNOVATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE INTELLIGENCE” in Abridged Final Report of the Eighteenth Session of World Meteorological Congress, 2019: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
WMO Report of the High-Level Round Table for the Launch of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-1) (June 2019, Geneva, Switzerland)
Joint Statement of the High-Level Round Table for the Launch of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-1) (part of the above report)
WMO Open Consultative Platform White Paper #1 - Future of weather and climate forecasting: Part I - White Paper #1, Part II - Compilation of the PPE WP1 (WMO- No. 1263, 2021); Press release on 1 April 2021
The demand for weather and climate forecast information in support of critical decision-making has grown rapidly during the last decade and will grow even faster in the coming years. Great advances have been made in the utilization of predictions in many areas of human activities. Nevertheless, further improvements in accuracy and precision, higher spatial and temporal resolution, and a better description of uncertainty are needed for realizing the full potential of forecasts as enablers of a new level of weather and climate-informed decision-making.
Summary Report of the Second High-Level Session of the WMO Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-2) (26-27 May 2021)
The Second High-Level Session of the OCP (OCP-HL-2) was held on 26 and 27 May 2021. The discussions were around two themes: (1) the future of weather and climate forecasting, and (2) the future evolution of NMHSs and stakeholders. This report summarizes the main perspectives and recommendations arising from the OCP-HL-2 discussions. The report will be used as a reference by all the stakeholders in global weather and climate enterprise to understand challenges and drivers for change as well as form common visions and collaborative efforts.
WMO Open Consultative Platform White Paper #2 - Future of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services: Evolving roles and responsibilities: Part I - White Paper #2, Part II - Compilation of the PPE WP2 (WMO- No. 1294, 2022); Press release on 22 June 2022
This OCP White Paper on the Future of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services - Evolving Roles and Responsibilities has been produced as a collective endeavour of a group of world-leading experts to analyse tresnd, challenges and opportunities in a dynamic envinronment. It is focused on evolving roles, responsibilities, operational scenarios and partnerships mechanism that define the future and work of NMSs as national institutions and key participant in the global weather, climate and water ecosystem of stakeholder. The primary objective of this papers is to inform key decisions on the future development of NMSs, consider risk, apportunities and scenarios for the foreseen institutional, technological and operational changes, and enable better governance choices to mititgate possible negative impacts. Another objective of this papers is to help set direction for WMO in its strategic planning process, with the recognition that NMSs play a decisive role for achievement of long-term goals and strategic objectives.
Origin, Impact, and Aftermath of WMO Resolution 40 (John W. Zillman, WMO Bulletin 68 (2), 2019)
Origin, Impact and Aftermath of WMO Resolution 40 (Public-Private Engagement Publication No. 1, 2019)
Unified WMO Data Policy Resolution (Cg-Ext.(2021))
Summary of WMO Questionnaire on Status of Public-Private Engagement in WMO Member (2018)
Decision 73 (EC-68): Summary of the Special Dialogue on Public-Private Partnership in Abridged Final Report of the Sixty-Eighth Session of Executive Council, 2016: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
WMO World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC): Report of the Special Joint Panel on the Future of the Weather Enterprise (2014)
WMO Anniversaries – Dates and Facts (Dimitar Ivanov, WMO Bulletin 69 (2), 2020)
Weather and Climate Services: An Increasing Range of Choice for the Public and Private Sector (Adriaan Perrels, WMO Bulletin 68 (2), 2019)
Partnership between Private and Public Sectors in Service Delivery (Neil Gordon, WMO Bulletin 57 (4) - 2008)
Resolution 33 (EC-70): WMO Policy Framework for Public-Private Engagement in Abridged Final Report of the Seventieth Session of Executive Council, 2018: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
The Open Consultative Platform (OCP) fosters the open, constructive, and participatory process to identify the grand challenges facing the weather climate and water enterprise; toward the protection of life and property from disasters and improvement of quality of life. It is a continuous and dynamic process - for each theme/challenge, relevant communities of practice are invited to exchange views and experiences and collaborate in formulating a concerted position, which are documented in respective White Papers (WPs) in accordance with the working methods in the Joint Statement of High-level Round Table (OCP-HL-1), endorsed in June, 2019.
The main objectives of the WPs are to analyse the key issues of today’s enterprise and their expected evolution under various scenarios in order to help stakeholders understand the dynamic landscape in which many need to make strategic choices for future development and investments. The importance and value of such WPs will be sought by consolidating ideas and visions of lead experts from different sectors; forming guidance to the WMO Members and the weather enterprise stakeholders.
WMO Open Consultative Platform White Paper #1 - Future of weather and climate forecasting: Part I - White Paper #1, Part II - Compilation of the inputs to the PPE WP1 (WMO- No. 1263, 2021); Press release on 1 April 2021
The demand for weather and climate forecast information in support of critical decision-making has grown rapidly during the last decade, and will grow even faster in the coming years. Great advances have been made in the utilization of predictions in many areas of human activities. Nevertheless, further improvements in accuracy and precision, higher spatial and temporal resolution, and a better description of uncertainty are needed for realizing the full potential of forecasts as enablers of a new level of weather and climate-informed decision-making.
Second High-level Session of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-2) (May 2021): The theme of day one was the Launch of the first OCP White Paper on Future of Weather and Climate Forecasting (vision 2030+).
The Second High-level Session of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-2) was held on 26 and 27 May 2021 as an online event (Two-day online; 1.5-hour per day). The session discussed progress in thematic areas identified as “grand challenges” at the High-Level Round Table (OCP-HL-1). The Session focused on two of the five themes of common concern for the stakeholders from all sectors identified at OCP-HL-1: A) the future of weather and climate forecasting, and B) the evolving roles and responsibilities – the future of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services. The discussions support the building of a common vision of the weather and climate community with horizon 2030 and beyond.
WMO Open Consultative Platform White Paper #2 - Future of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services: Evolving roles and resposibilities: Part I - White Paper #2, Part II - Compilation of the inputs to the PPE WP2 (WMO- No. 1294, 2022); Press release on 22 June 2022
Third High-level Session of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-3) (June 2022):
The OCP-HL-3 was conducted in the form of a panel discussion with the participation of WMO President, WMO Secretary-General, WMO Executive Council members, executive officers of private companies and known scientists. The event was open to audice online and panelist were taking questions from audience in both on the venue and trough Zoom. The purpose of the evente includes: To launch the second OCP White Paper (WP#2) "Future of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services - Evoling Rolges and Responsibilities" and reach all stakeholdes with key messages in WP#2 to inform their future decisions on institutional, technological and operational changes; to urge actions in improving elgislation, increase data sharing, uptake of science and technology advancement, adapte operating models, develope capacities and othery keys aspects which will influence their evolving roles and responsibilities and; to collect feedback and views of stakeholders on the theme for future activities.
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