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Regional Climate Centres Implementation in South America

At the fifteenth session of Regional Association III (South America) in September 2010 discussions were held on the establishment of three Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) / RCC-Network structures to cater to the needs of the northern, southern and western sub-regions of South America. 

In April 2011, WMO organized a Consultation Meeting on Implementation of RCCs in South America. The Meeting agreed to establish one RCC and two RCC-Networks in RA III in different sub-regions: 

    • RCC in Western South America (RCC-WSA),
    • RCC-Network for Northern South America (RCC-Network-NSA),
    • RCC-Network for Southern South America (RCC-Network-SSA).

After successful completion of demonstration phase, RCC-WSA hosted by the Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenómeno de El Niño (CIIFEN) was officially designated as RCC-WSA-CIIFEN at the Seventeenth Session of the World Meteorological Congress, in May 2015.

RCC-WSA: CIIFEN
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Domain of interest: Western South America

The Regional Association commended the efforts undertaken by Argentina in collaboration with Brazil which are currently implementing RCC-Network in demonstration phase, for the sub-region of Southern South America, the RCC-Network-SSA.

The Association also welcomed the offers of Brazil, in collaboration with French Guyana to establish the RCC-Network-NSA.

Regional Climate Outlook Forums in RA III

Two RCOFs, namely Western Coast of South America Climate Outlook Forum (WCSACOF), coordinated by CIIFEN, and Southeast of South America Climate Outlook Forum (SSACOF), under coordination of RCC-Network-SSA, have sustained their operations for more than a decade in RA III.

 

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