RA VI Pilot Regional Climate Centre Network
The XV Session of the WMO Regional Association VI (Europe) noted that, as a result of a RA VI RCC Implementation Meeting (Geneva, Switzerland, 20–21 October 2008) and extensive communication amongst RA VI Members, the RA VI Working Group on Climate-related Matters developed a RA VI RCC Implementation Plan, which was endorsed by the president of RA VI in June 2009.
The RA VI RCC Implementation Plan describes a network, which in its current design consists of three nodes, namely: (i) climate data; (ii) climate monitoring; and (iii) long-range forecasting, each node representing a consortium of NMHSs with one of them identified as the lead institution. The Association desired that the Implementation Plan with details of the services that are provided by each Node should be posted on the Web. The pre-operational production phase of the pilot RA VI RCC-Network began service provision on 1 June 2009 and this pilot phase is expected to continue until the formal designation process expected to be completed in 2011.
The Association adopted Resolution 1 (XV-RA VI) – Establishment of a Regional Climate Centre Network in Regional Association VI (Europe), identifying the content, structure and functions of the RCC-Network nodes in the Region.
The overall coordination of the RA VI Pilot RCC Network will be done by the German Meteorological Service (DWD) as indicated in the letter from the President of RA VI, Mr Ivan Cacic. To facilitate the coordination, a RA VI Pilot RCC Network Focal Point has been designated as follows:
You can find more information about the role and tasks of the Regional Climate Centres here.
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