The integrated systems for weather, climate and water related observations and data sharing worldwide is coordinated through the Commission for Basic Systems. Through its activities, the Commission develops, implements and operates observation network and the related data processing, communication and management – and the provision of public weather services – in response to requirements of all WMO programmes. As the lead Technical Commission for the World Weather Watch Programme (WWW), the WMO Space Programme and the Public Weather Services Programme, the Commission takes advantages of all opportunities offered by technological developments.
The Commission’s work is accomplished through a Management Group and four Open Programme Area Groups (OPAG) on Integrated Observing System, on Information System and Services, on Data-Processing and Forecasting System and on Public Weather Services. Each OPAG relies on several Expert Teams and an Implementation Coordination Team to develop and coordinate programme outputs and to guide global implementation. Rapporteurs and Coordinators have been established on specific subjects, especially for cross-cutting WMO programmes