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Focus Area (OPCAME) 1- Operational Agricultural Meteorology

ET 1.1 ¦ ET 1.2 ¦ ET 1.3

TT 1.1 ¦ TT 1.2¦ TT Fisheries

Focus Area 1 will emphasize the importance of improving the provision of agrometeorological products, services, services delivery and communication to users of agricultural services (e.g. for crops, rangelands, livestock, forestry, and fisheries). It will also provide guidance to enhance the contribution of the field of agricultural meteorology for operational applications in agricultural sectors.

ET 1.1 - Expert Team on Livestock, Poultry, and Inland Fisheries: Agromet Services and Products

Terms of Reference for Expert Team 1.1

(a) Review existing operational agricultural meteorological services for the livestock and inland fisheries sector;

(b) Review existing operational agricultural meteorological service for early warning systems for  pests/diseases for animals

(c) Based on this review in (a) and (b), develop a list of requirements for operational agricultural meteorological services for the livestock and inland fisheries sector;

(d) Make recommendations based on (a) and (b) and prepare a report for CAgM;

(e) Review the procedures for development and delivery of accurate and, reliable agricultural meteorological products including for livestock and inland fisheries sectors, through collaboration and coordination with other WMO Programmes and international and regional organizations;

(f) Prepare a draft handbook of recommended procedures for development and delivery of accurate and, reliable agricultural meteorological products for livestock and inland fisheries sectors;

Membership for Expert Team 1.1

 Leader To be determined  
Kalisto KHUMALO RA I Zambia
  RA II   
Roberto DE RUYVER RA III Argentina
  RA IV   
Thomas DAVISON RA V Australia
  RA VI  

Activities for Expert Team 1.1

    • To be determined

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ET 1.2 - Expert Team on Crops: Agromet Services and Products

Terms of Reference for Expert Team 1.2

(a) Review existing operational agricultural meteorological services for the crops sector;

(b) Review existing operational agricultural meteorological service for early warning systems for crop management (e.g. water supply) and pests/diseases for crops(ALL);

(c) Based on this reviews in (a) and (b), develop a list of requirements for operational agricultural meteorological services for the crops sector and for early warning systems for pests/diseases;

(d) Make recommendations based on (a), (b), and (c) and prepare a report for CAgM;

(e) Review the procedures for development and delivery of quality (validated, verified, and reliable) agricultural meteorological products for crops through collaboration and coordination with other WMO Programmes and international and regional organizations;

(e) Prepare a draft handbook of recommended procedures for development and delivery of quality (validated, verified, and reliable) agricultural meteorological products for crops;

Membership for Expert Team 1.2

 Leader Hatem BACCOUR RA I Tunisia
Nzue KOUAKOU AUGUSTIN RA I Côte d'Ivoire
Mao LIUXI RA II  China
Gilma CARVAJAL RA III Ecuador
Adrian TROTMAN RA IV  British Caribbean Territories (BCT)
Vernon CARR RA V Australia
Federico SPANNA RA VI Italy

Activities for Expert Team 1.2

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ET 1.3 - Expert Team on Forestry (Fire Weather, Fire danger rating): Agromet Services and Products

Terms of Reference for Expert Team 1.3

(a) Review existing operational agricultural meteorological services for the forestry sector with a focus on fire weather and fire danger ratings;

(b) Review existing operational agricultural meteorological service for early warning systems for  pests and diseases  in forests and grasslands;

(c) Based on this reviews in (a) and (b), develop a list of requirements for operational agricultural meteorological services for the forestry sector and for early warning systems for pests/diseases;

(d) Make recommendations based on (a), (b), and (c) and prepare a report for CAgM;

(e) Review the procedures for development and delivery of quality (validated, verified, and reliable) agricultural meteorological products for forestry through collaboration and coordination with other WMO Programmes and international and regional organizations;

(f) Prepare a draft handbook of recommended procedures for development and delivery of quality (validated, verified, and reliable) agricultural meteorological products for forestry;

Membership for Expert Team 1.3

 Leader Flavio JUSTINO RA III Brazil
Raouf EL HEDHILI RA I Tunisia
  RA II   
Beatriz SALAS RA III Peru
  RA IV   
Allyson WILLIAMS RA V Australia
Ciaran NUGENT RA VI Ireland

Activities for Expert Team 1.3

    • To be determined

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TT 1.1 - Task Team on Publication on Case Studies

Terms of Reference for Task Team 1.1

(a) Review the existing operational agrometeorological services, including the dissemination of these services, from a range of agro-ecosystems in various countries that could be used as examples by other countries to improve their agricultural  meteorological services;

(b) Prepare a draft publication of case studies of these services and dissemination practices.                                            

Membership for Task Team 1.1

 Leader Gregoire PIGEON RA VI France
  RA I  
  RA II   
  RA III  
  RA IV   
  RA V  
  RA VI  

Activities for Task Team 1.1

    • To be determined

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TT 1.2 - Task Team on Guidelines for Developing Agricultural Weather Bulletins

Terms of Reference for Task Team 1.2

(a) Review the existing range and content of agricultural meteorological bulletins based from the information on WAMIS and other sources from NMHSs and other institutions;

(b) Develop draft guidelines for developing agricultural meteorological bulletins.

Membership for Task Team 1.2

 Leader Irene TREBEJO RA III Ecuador
  RA I  
  RA II   
  RA III  
  RA IV   
  RA V  
  RA VI  

Activities for Task Team 1.2

    • To be determined

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TTWCF - Joint CAgM–JCOMM Task Team on Weather, Climate and Fisheries

Terms of Reference for TTWCF

(a) To review the current data collection by JCOMM and others, to assess how these data
meet the current needs of the ecosystem-approach to management in fisheries; as
appropriate, work with other JCOMM expert teams to develop climate services for fisheries
based on the available marine climate data;

(b) To encourage oceanic and coastal fisheries management organizations to inform their
members about the advantages of making and reporting relevant marine meteorological
and ocean observation to the various WMO/IOC observation and information systems;

(c) To contribute to the understanding of the impacts of climate change on fisheries and
marine aquaculture;

(d) To identify risk assessment or management evaluation tools that incorporate climate
variability in order to improve the ecosystem-approach to management of fisheries;

(e) To identify how weather and climate tools can inform integrated coastal zone management
relevant to coastal fisheries and marine aquaculture;

(f) To submit reports, including recommendations on follow-up actions, in accordance with
timetables agreed by Management Committees of CAgM and JCOMM.

Membership for TTWCF

 Leader Jam Salinger RA V New Zealand
Andrew NKANSAH RA I Ghana
Chang-ik ZHANG RA II  Republic of Korea
Miguel ÑIQUEN RA III Peru
Scott WOODRUFF RA IV  USA -JCOMM Expert
Karen EVANS RA V Australia
Keith BRANDER RA VI Denmark
D.E. HARRISON RA IV  USA -JCOMM Expert
Anne HOLLOWED RA IV  USA - JCOMM Expert

Activities for TTWCF

    • 19 Sept 2015 - Meeting of the Joint JCOMM/CAgM Task Team on Weather, Climate and Fisheries, San Sebastian, Spain

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