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MEETING OF THE REGIONAL SUBPROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM (RSMT) OF THE SEVERE WEATHER FORECASTING DEMONSTRATION PROJECT (SWFDP) FOR EASTERN AFRICA

 

ARUSHA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, 27-31 MAY 2013

 

DOCUMENTATION PLAN

27-may-13

 

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AGENDA ITEMS

Subject

Doc No.

Submitted by

Expected/ Received

1

OPENING OF THE MEETING

 

 

 

2

ORGANIZATION OF THE MEETING

 

 

 

2.1

Provisional Agenda

2.1(1)

Secretariat (DPFS, PWS, AgM)

19.04.2013

2.1

Explanatory Memorandum related to the Provisional Agenda

2.1(2)

Secretariat (DPFS, PWS, AgM)

19.04.2013

 

Provisional List of Participants

INF. 2

Secretariat (DPFS)

24.05.2013

  Tentative work plan   Secretariat (DPFS)
24.05.2013

 

Template for the cover page of Working Documents

 

 

 

3

INTRODUCTION TO THE SEVERE WEATHER FORECASTING DEMONSTRATION PROJECT (SWFDP)

 

 

 

3.1

Overall framework

Background documents:

- Meeting report of the SWFDP-EA RSMT (Nairobi, June 2011)

- Regional Subproject Implementation Plan for the first demonstration phase

3.1

Secretariat (DPFS)

22.05.2013

3.2

Summary of experience and progress of the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) for Eastern Africa (RA I)

3.2

J. Kongoti

15.05.2013

3.3

Synergy with and contributions to the EAC’s five years meteorological development plan and investment strategy (2013-2018) – joint session with the EAC meeting of the Heads of Meteorological Service


- SWFDP Overall framework

- global centre (DWD, ECMWF, NOAA/NCEP, and UK)

 

- regional centre (RSMC Nairobi, and RFSC Dar)

- national centre (Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda)

3.3

(ppt's, 10 min each)

J. Mungai

Opening by the chair of the EAC Heads’ meeting

J. Kongoti

U. Blahak, D. Richardson, W. Thiaw, and S. Palmer

V. Sakwa and H. Kabelwa

R. Barakiza, A. Twahira, and J. Eza

24.05.2013

3.4

Synergy with the Mobile Weather Alert (MWA) Project

3.4

Secretariat (DRA)

20.05.2013

4

EVALUATION OF THE PILOT PHASE OF THE SWFDP FOR EASTERN AFRICA (RA I)

 

 

 

4

Evaluation of the Pilot Phase of the SWFDP – Eastern Africa

4

A. Garcia-Mendez

24.05.2013

5

IN SITU OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE-SENSED DATA-PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTS FOR VERY SHORT-RANGE FORECASTING, INCLUDING NOWCASTING, AND ASSOCIATE TELECOMMUNICATION ASPECTS – LINKAGE TO WIGOS AND WIS SUB-REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR EASTERN AFRICA

 

 

 

5.1

WIGOS

5.1

WIGOS rep

14.05.2013

5.2

WIS

5.2

Secretariat (WIS/GTS)

22.05.2013

6

LINKAGE AND FUTURE TRIALING OF PRODUCTS FROM THE WWRP PROJECT FOR LAKE VICTORIA

 

 

 

6

Linkage and future trialing of products from the WWRP Project for the Lake Victoria

Annex

6.1

P. Joe

23.05.2013

7

CASCADING FORECASTING PROCESS: ROLES OF PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

 

 

 

7.1

Global: NOAA/NCEP,
Met Office (UK),
DWD (Germany), ECMWF

7.1(1)
7.1(2) 7.1(3)

 

Global Centre reps

24.05.2013

7.2

Regional:

RFSC Dar (Tanzania)

RSMC Nairobi (Kenya)

7.2

7.2(1)

7.2(2)

Regional Centre reps

24.05.2013

7.3

National Meteorological Centres:

- Uganda - Doc 1 and Doc 2

- Tanzania - Doc1 and Doc 2

- Burundi

- Ethiopia

- South Sudan

- Kenya

7.3

7.3(1)

7.3(2)

7.3(3)

7.3(4)

7.3(5)

7.3(6)

National Centre reps

24.05.2013

7.4

Roles of and contributions by Centres for Limited Area Modelling over the Lake Victoria Region

- RFSC Dar (Tanzania)

7.4

 

7.4(1)

TMA and UKMO

24.05.2013

8

AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

8.1

Review of the requirements and use of NWP and satellite-based products for preparing agrometeorological forecasts

8.1

Secretariat (AgM)

24.05.2013

8.2

Forecast products for fisheries

8.2

Secretariat (AgM)

24.05.2013

9

MAIN TARGET USER GROUPS: WORKING WITH AND PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC; MEDIA; DISASTER MANAGEMENT; FARMERS; AND FISHERS

 

 

 

9.1

 

9.2

9.3

 

9.4

Review of the national quarterly reports on PWS

Discussion of challenges in delivery of services to the main target user groups

Presentation of the plans to improve PWS and delivery of services to user groups based on country visits

Discussion of further requirements by individual countries 

9

Secretariat (PWS)

14.05.2013

10

VERIFICATION OF FORECASTS AND WARNINGS; AND THEIR EVALUATION, INCLUDING USEFULNESS AND USER RESPONSE

 

 

 

10.1

Verification of Forecasts and Warnings (summary)

Guidelines on Verification (working doc)

10.1

10.2

L. Wilson

24.05.2013

11

DEMONSTRATION FRAMEWORK, FEEDBACK AND REPORTING

 

 

 

11.1

Demonstration framework, feedback and reporting

n/a

 

 

12

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SWFDDP IN EASTERN AFRICA

 

 

 

12.1

The Regional Subproject Management Team

n/a

 

 

12.2

Development of the Regional Subproject Implementation Plan

n/a

 

 

13

ANY OTHER BUSINESS (AOB)

 

 

 

14

CLOSING

 

 

 

 

 

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