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OPAG 3: Climate Information and Predictions Services (CLIPS)

ET 3.1 | ET 3.2 | ET 3.3 | Rap. 3.4 | Rap. 3.5

Chair: Abdallah Mokssit (Morocco)
Co-chair: José Luis Santos (Ecuador)

Terms of Reference for OPAG 3 Chair and co-chair

Background:
The Commission for Climatology, at its thirteenth session, CCl-XIII (2001, Geneva), established OPAG 3 on Climate Applications, Information and Prediction Services, under the leadership of Pierre Bessemoulin (France), with an ICT, Expert Teams (9), and Rapporteurs. CCl-XIV (3-10 November 2005, Beijing, China) decided to split the work into two streams, creating OPAG 3 on CLIPS, and OPAG 4 on Climate Applications and Services.

In collaboration with relevant agencies and programmes, these ETs and Rapporteurs will focus on research needs for seasonal to interannual prediction and for ENSO; best operational practices for end-to-end climate services including climate prediction, verification of predictions, development of products tailored to clients' needs, and improvements in liaison with users of climate products; improving collaboration on information and predictions of El Niño and La Niña; and the role of climate in water and agriculture sectors. The OPAG will develop workshops, training seminars, Guidelines and other publications on relevant issues.

OPAG 3 Terms of Reference

(a) To maintain an active and responsive overview of all activities related to climate information and prediction services (the CLIPS project) (including research needs; operations, verification and application services; El Niño and La Niña, climate and water, climate and agriculture, and cross-cutting activities including capacity-building, training, natural hazards, etc.);

(b) To ensure that the subsidiary bodies of the OPAG are well informed of global and regional activities within the OPAG’s areas of responsibility;

(c) To monitor the roles, activities and priorities of Expert Teams and Rapporteurs established by the Commission under the responsibility of the OPAG, to ensure coordination of work between the Teams and to advise on changes;

OPAG 3 is comprised of three Expert Teams (ETs) and two rapporteurs:

3.1 Expert Team on Research Needs for Intraseasonal, Seasonal and Interannual Prediction, including the Application of these Predictions

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3.2 Expert Team on CLIPS Operations, Verification and Application Services

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3.3 Expert Team on El Niño and La Niña

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3.4 Rapporteur on Climate and Water (to liaise with CHy)

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3.5 Rapporteur on Climate and Agrometeorology (to liaise with CAgM)

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