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CCl-XV Management Group (MG)

Terms of Reference

  1. Review and decide upon priorities for the tasks to be undertaken by the Open Panels of
    CCl Experts (OPACEs), and by the expert teams/groups and rapporteurs reporting directly to the CCl Management Group, especially those necessary to fulfil the WMO role in the operational implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services; endorse workplans, taking into account recommendations of the Commission at its fifteenth session and the resource implications; assess and evaluate the progress achieved and provide continuing guidance on timescales for their work and outputs;
  2. Keep under review the internal structure and working methods of the Commission and make adjustments to the working structure in the intersessional period including the establishment, activation or disbanding of teams and rapporteurs as necessary; ensure that procedures for these actions are clearly defined; are consistent with established WMO procedures and are shared with the Members; and consider inclusion of experts from all regions, with particular attention to the representation of women and developing and least developed countries including to establish a Gender Focal Point reporting to the CCl Management Group, with terms of reference relevant to the WMO Policy on Gender Mainstreaming;
  3. Advise the president of the Commission on the designation of Expert Team leaders, and on requirements arising between its sessions;
  4. Oversee, guide and advise on key implementation matters for Regional Climate Centres, including evaluation of the applications for the designation of such centres and consultation with the Commission for Basic Systems and regional experts as required;
  5. Steer the work of the CCl Expert Group on Quality Management for Climatology, and promote the use of quality management systems in the work of the Commission;
  6. Develop and implement a CCl Strategy for Capacity-building, in consultation with the WMO Education and Training Programme, regional associations and other technical commissions, as needed;
  7. Oversee the update of the Guide to Climatological Practices (WMO-No. 100) and other reference CCl publications to ensure that they remain pertinent, up to date and in line with WMO evolving priorities for climate; advise on peer-reviewing, editing and production of publications prepared on behalf of CCl; and advise on development of a virtual document library, where all CCl documents, for example reference CCl publications, meeting reports, guidelines and brochures, could be accessed;
  8. Work with the WMO Secretariat to contribute to the results-based management process, as required; to meet its commitments to the WMO Strategic Plan; to develop specific tactics towards acquiring extrabudgetary resources that are required to support the work of the Commission; and advise the president on appropriate actions;
  9. Advise the president of the Commission on matters related to cooperation with other technical commissions and support to other WMO and co-sponsored programmes;
  10. Assist the Secretariat to develop and maintain close linkages with United Nations and other agencies or associations partnering with WMO on climate-related matters;
  11. Support development of a new international dataset for land-surface air temperatures in collaboration with, inter alia, the Global Climate Observing System and the World Climate Research Programme.



Dr Thomas Peterson
CCl President
Mr Serhat Sensoy
CCl Vice-President

National Environmental Satellite
Data and Information Service
National Climate Data Center/
Federal Building, Rm 516
151 Patton Avenue
ASHEVILLE, NC 28801-5001
United States of America

Tel +1 828 271 4287
Fax +1 828 271 4328


Chief, Climatology Division
Turkish State Meteorological Service
Kutukcualibey Cad. No.4, 06120
Kalaba, Ankara, Turkey

Tel: +90 312 3022457
Fax: +90 312 3612371
Gsm: +90 535 9723305

Dr Song Lianchun
Dr William Wright

Meteorological Observation Center (CMA)
China Meteorological Administration
46 Zhongguancun Nandajie
Beijing 100081

Tel: +86 10 58995926
Fax: +86 10 62174797

Manager, Climate Data Management
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
GPO Box 1289, Melbourne, VIC 3001

Tel: 00613 3 996 4457

Dr Fatima Driouech
Dr Manola Brunet

Head of Climate Studies Service
Direction de la Météorologie nationale
Face Préfecture Hay Hassani
B.P. 8106 Casa-Oasis

Tel: +212 66147 2352
Fax: +212 52291 3797

Centre for Climate Change (C3), Director
University Rovira i Virgili
Dept. of Geography
Av. Catalunya, 35

Tel: +34 977559583
Fax: +34 977559597

Dr Kiyoharu Takano
Dr Jean-Pierre Céron

Director, Climate Prediction Division
Global Environment and Marine Department
Japan Meteorological Agency
1-3-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8122

Tel: 81-3-3211-8406
Fax: 81-3-3211-8406

DClim/DAS, Météo-France
42, av. G. Coriolis

Tel: +33 [0]5 61 07 83 10
Fax: +33 [0]5 61 07 83 09

Dr Rodney Martinez Güingla
Dr Albert Martis

Coordinador Científico
Centro Internacional para la Investigación
del Fenómeno de El Niño (CIIFEN)
Escobedo 1204 y 9 de Octubre
P.O Box: 09014237

Tel: +593 4 2514770
Fax: +593 4 2 514771
Cel: +593 094721232


Meteorological Service of Netherlands Antilles
Seru Mahuma z/n
Netherlands Antilles

Tel: +5999 839 3366
Fax: +5999 868 3999



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