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OPAG 2 - Support Systems for Agrometeorological Services

ICSAS 2.1 | ETDADS 2.2 ETSROA 2.3 

The goal of the OPAG 2 is to review the operational applications of current agrometeological data, analytical tools, and information delivery systems and to make recommendations on procedures, methodologies and resources to improve the capability for operational applications.

 


Chair Orivaldo BRUNINI RA III (Brazil)
Co-Chair Harlan SHANNON RA IV (USA)

 

Click Here for Complete OPAG 2 Terms of Reference (PDF)
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This OPAG is composed of one Implementation/Coordination Team (ICT) and two Expert Teams (ET). 

 

2.1 - Implementation/Coordination Team (ICT) on Support Systems for Agrometeorological Services (ICSAS)

Terms of Reference for ICSAS 

(a) To review and coordinate the activities of the OPAG, as well as additional related activities of priority to the Commission, in order to ensure their effective implementation and adoption within Member countries;

(b) To review the operational applications of current agrometeorological data, analytical tools, and information delivery systems at the national and regional levels;

(c) To make recommendations on procedures, methodologies and resources to improve the regional-based capability for operational applications;

(d) To raise awareness of the work of the OPAG and to capture opportunities for promoting its work;

(e) To review and recommend as to how Members, especially those from developing and least developed countries, can be assisted in building their capacity and strengthening their infrastructure for agrometeorological activities;

(f) To liaise with the various coordinators of the CAgM MG, as appropriate, in the implementation of the activities of the team; and

(g) To prepare reports in accordance with timetables established by the OPAG and/or MG.

 

Membership for ICSAS 
Chair Orivaldo BRUNINI RA III (Brazil)
Co-Chair Harlan SHANNON RA IV (USA)
Yaya BANGOURA RA I (Guinea)
T.H. HANTOSH RA II  (Iraq)
Roberto SEILER RA III (Argentina)
Arlene AARON RA IV  (Trinidad and Tobago)
Azhar ISHAK RA V (Malaysia)
Emmanuel CLOPPET  RA VI (France)

 

Activities for ICSAS 

  • To be Determined

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2.2 - Expert Team on Developing Agrometeorological Decision Support Systems at Different Scales (ETDADS)

Terms of Reference for ETDADS

(a) To review the various support systems for agrometeorological services for decision-making at different levels of scale (farm-scale, catchment scale, marketing scale and policy scale);

(b) To prepare a comprehensive review on the use of weather forecasts and climate predictions including NWP products supplemented with GIS, RS information and ICT tools for agrometeorological applications;

(c) To develop a framework of support systems for different decision-making scales by diverse levels Of farmers;

(d) To develop guidance material on decision support systems for agrometeorological services at different scales;

(e) To make recommendations on the use of weather forecast and climate predictions including NWP products supplemented with GIS, RS information and ICT tools for agrometeorological applications;

(f) To prepare reports in accordance with timetables established by the OPAG and/or MG.

Membership for ETDADS

Leader Nick HOLDEN RA VI (Ireland)
Isack YONAH RA I (Tanzania)
Heidary BENI RA II (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Denise FONTANA RA III (Brazil)
Elizabeth PATTEY RA IV (Canada)
Vernon CARR RA V  (Australia)

 

Activities for ETDADS

  • Campinas, Brazil - 9 to 10 May 2012 (to be confirmed)

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2.3 - Expert Team on Software Resources For Operational Applications in Agrometeorology (ETSROA)

Terms of Reference for ETSROA

(a) To review the current software resources available and needed for operational applications in agrometeorology with appropriate delivery and feedback mechanisms at farmer’s level;

(b) To promote agrometeorological operational applications and information delivery systems that optimize knowledge about weather- climate-crop relations;

(c) To review agrometeorological information that farmers need in order to adopt strategic and tactical planning;

(d) To develop guidance material on agrometeorological operational applications and information delivery system;

(e) To make recommendations on appropriate delivery and feedback mechanisms at farmer’s level to providers of agrometeorological information;

(f) To prepare reports in accordance with timetables established by the OPAG and/or MG.

Membership for ETSROA

Leader Olga CHUB RA VI (Russian Federation)
Tsegaye KETEMA HAILE RA I (Ethiopia)
V. GEETHALAKSHMI RA II (India)
Gilma CARVAJAL RA III (Ecuador)
Hamid FARAHANI RA IV (USA)
Peter HAYMAN RA V (Australia)

 

Activities for ETSROA

  • Obninsk, Russian Federation - 8 to 12 October 2012 (to be confirmed)

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