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Climate Data Management (OPACE I), Expected deliverables

  1. Finalize the ongoing work on climate observations requirements, including in particular the provision of peer-reviewed guidelines on the use of automatic weather stations in climatology and capacity-building status and requirements on climate observations for developing countries;
  2. Undertake, in cooperation with the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation, the establishment of standards related to the measurement of snowfall, snow depth and solid precipitation and the performance of automatic weather stations and alternate standards for climate observations in mountainous terrain;
  3. A new Climate Metadata catalogue based on the former World Climate Data Information Referral Service, which should provide a more in-depth description of climate Metadata for improved climate data discovery and exchange through the WMO Information System;
  4. Assessment report on the progress made in migration from Climate Computing to new Climate Data Management Systems (CDMSs) and improved model description for interoperable climate databases and related management systems including functionalities of Geographical Information Systems and improved data services;
  5. Monitoring Report on Data Rescue worldwide including support to and progress review of the Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth Project, the Mediterranean Data Rescue Initiative, and similar initiatives in other regions;
  6. Guidance on minimum set of requirements for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to benefit from space-based data, radar data and data from other remote sensing platforms for climate studies and applications;
  7. A project study for the implementation of a High Quality Global Climate Data Management System, including the design of an operational manual on the collection, quality control, dissemination and exchange of climate data;
  8. Advise on the organization of seminars, conferences and training workshops on climate data including data rescue, CDMSs and climate data exchange;
  9. Improved collaboration and working arrangements with other WMO programmes and cosponsored programmes, such as the WMO Space Programme, WMO Integrated Global Observing System, WMO Information System, Global Climate Observing System, Education and Training Programme, International Polar Year and the World Climate Research Programme, which would benefit in developing climate observations and related climate data aspects.
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