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RAI SOUTHERN AFRICA
Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP)
Regional Technical Implementation Team (RTIT)

 

Flic en Flac, Mauritius, 19-22 July 2011

15-Jul-2011

 

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AGENDA ITEMS

Subject

Doc No.

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Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project
Southern Africa - Final Progress Report

1

OPENING

2

ORGANIZATION OF THE MEETING

2.1

Provisional Agenda

2.1(1)

Secretariat

02.03.2011

2.1

Explanatory Memorandum related to the Provisional Agenda

2.1(2)

Secretariat

02.03.2011

 

Provisional List of Participants

INF. 2

Secretariat

 

 

Template for the cover page of Working Documents

 

 

 

3

SUPPORT TO SWFDP – SOUTHERN AFRICA BY MASA/SADC

3

 

n/a

 

 

4

EVALUATION OF THE FULL EXPANDED DEMONSTRATION OF THE SWFDP FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA (RA I)

4

Evaluation of the full expanded demonstration of the SWFDP – Southern Africa

4

E. Poolman and
J. Coiffier

01.07.2011

5

CASCADING FORECASTING PROCESS: ROLES OF PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES, REVIEW PROGRESS AND ONGOING SUPPORT

5

Panel Discussion:

Chairperson of the SWFDP Steering Group

Rep. from a global centre: UK Met Office

Rep. from the regional centres: RSMC Pretoria and RSMC La Réunion

Rep. from national meteorological centres: Botswana, Mauritius, and Swaziland 

n/a

 

 

5

Presentations by those participating centres that have been experiencing changes in their severe weather forecasting and warning systems

- NCEP

- Namibia

- Lesotho

- Madagascar

- Swaziland

- Mauritius

- Botswana

- UK

- Zambia

- Seychelles

 

5

Participating centres

01.07.2011

6

VERIFICATION OF FORECASTS AND WARNINGS

6

Verification of forecasts and warnings

6

L. Wilson

01.07.2011

7

PWS COMPONENT OF THE SWFDP: LESSONS LEARNT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE IMPLEMENTATION

7

PWS component of the SWFDP: lessons learnt and recommendations for future implementation

7

Secretariat (PWS)

01.07.2011

7

Contingency planning and Standard Operating Procedures

7

P. Goolaup

01.07.2011

8

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SWFDP IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, INCLUDING TRANSITION INTO ROUTINE ACTIVITIES

             8.1

Report on the relevant outcomes of CBS-Ext.(10) and guidance from the SWFDP Steering Group

8.1

Secretariat (DPFS)

01.07.2011

             8.2

- Future directions, framework, feedback, reporting and training

- RSMC Pretoria Training Desk

8.2

n/a

 

E. Poolman

01.07.2011

             8.3

Future technical enhancements/developments

- Sharing functions and cooperation between the SWFDP and the Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS)

- Using SWFDP as a trialing environment for promising outputs from GIFS, and the implementation of new products from TIGGE

- Developing a warning web page

- Establishing mechanisms for dissemination of relevant information to international bodies (e.g. UN OCHA, etc.)

- SWFDP – Southern Africa contributing to climate change adaptation in the region




8.3(1)




8.3(2)





8.3(3)


8.3(4)




8.3(5)




E. Poolman




Y. Gregoris





n/a


n/a

 

 

P. Goolaup




01.07.2011




01.07.2011





01.07.2011


01.07.2011




01.07.2011

 

             8.4

The Regional Technical Implementation Team (RTIT)

n/a

 

 

             8.5

The Regional Subproject Implementation Plan (RSIP)

n/a

 

 

9

ANY OTHER BUSINESS (AOB)

9

 

n/a

 

 

10

CLOSING

10

 

n/a

 

 

 

 

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