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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

PANEL OF EXPERTS ON POLAR AND HIGH MOUNTAIN OBSERVATIONS, RESEARCH AND SERVICES

Sixth session

Reykjavik, Iceland, 8 – 11 September 2015

 

Documentation plan
(updated 8 September 2015)

(Template for the working documents)

 

Agenda item

Doc No.

Title

Submitted by

Deadline

1

ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION

1.1

Welcome and Opening of the session

1.2

Introductions of members

1.3

Adoption of the Agenda

1.3.1

Provisional Agenda/Work Plan

Secretariat

Done

1.4

Working Arrangements

INF.1

Information for participants and Local arrangements

Weather for Reykjavik

Host Country

Done

INF.2

List of Participants

Secretariat

Done

INF.3

Member's Profiles

Secretariat

Done

INF.4
 Excursion  Host Country
Done

2

OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

2.1

WMO Polar & High Mountain Activities in the WMO Strategic Plan Priority areas for future.

WMO Polar and High Mountain Activities

WMO Strategic Plan 2016-2019

Secretariat

Done

2.2

New Terms of Reference

Secretariat

Done

3

REVIEW OF EC-PORS ACTIVITIES SINCE EC-PORS-5

3.1

Observations framework

 Snorrason

 

3.1.1

Antarctic activities

Colwell, Stander

 Done

Antarctic Observing Network

Manual on the Global Observing System (WMO-NO. 544), Volume II, Regional Aspects – the Antarctic

Secretariat
Done
 CIMO Contribution
CIMO
Done

3.1.2

Global Cryosphere Watch

Key

 01/08/2015

Secretariat
Done
 CIMO Contribution
CIMO
Done
 CCl Contribution
CCl
Done
 CHy Contribution
CHy
Done

3.1.3

High Mountain Activities

Xiao

 Done

 CIMO Contribution
CIMO
Done

3.1.4

Polar Space Initiatives

Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Drinkwater

 Done

3.2

Research

Jung, Sparrow

 Done

 Global Integrated Polar Prediction System
Secretariat
Done

3.3

Services

Annex 1

Annex 2

Devaris, Tangen

 Done

CCl Contribution
CCl
Done
Antarctic Weather Service Delivery Carpentier
Done

3.4

International Polar Partnership Initiative

Co-Chairs, Grimes

 

 International Polar Partnership Initiative
Secretariat
Done

4

PERSPECTIVES OF PARTNERS

4.1

Consideration of reports and suggested actions submitted by Partners

Angle

 

4.2

Presentations by PORS members with partner affiliations

Panel members

 

4.2.1

AMAP

Annex 1

Annex 2

Reiersen

 Done

4.2.2

IASC

Rachold

 Done

4.2.3

IACS

Fierz

Done

4.2.4

IICWG

Falkingham

 Done

4.2.5

IPA

Lantuit

 01/08/2015

4.2.6

SCAR

Colwell

 Done

4.2.7
 ATCM
Secretariat
Done

5

Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)

Contribution of the Panel to GFCS

Angle

 Done

Regional Stakeholder Consultation on Climate Services for the 3rd Pole Region
Secretariat
Done
PRCs & PRCOFs
Secretariat
Done

6

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

6.1

Break-out sessions to develop work plans for consideration by the Panel:

(i) Observations (Snorrason)

(ii) Research (Hov)

(iii) Services (Devaris, Tangen)

 In-session 

6.2

Reports and Recommendations from the Break-Out Session

 Session Chairs

 In-session 

6.3

Open Discussion on Recommendations and Work Plans from the Break-Out Sessions

EC-PORS Co-Chairs

 In-session 

7

FUTURE WORK PROGRAMME

7.1

Continuing engagement of Partner organizations 

 In-session 

7.2

Summary of Proposed tasks, actions and responsibilities

 In-session 

EC-PORS-5 Action Items
Done

7.3

Future Meetings of EC-PORS and its bodies 

 In-session 

8

STRUCTURE AND MODALITIES OF EC-PORS

8.1

Structure of EC-PHORS

Team leads and Co-chairs

  In-session

 Team Assignments
Angle, Gill, Secretariat
Done

8.2

Panel membership

 Secretariat

 Done

8.3

Outreach activities by Panel members

Panel members

In-session 

 GCW Handouts
GCW-SC
Done

8.3

EC-PORS Trust Fund, Funding of Panel sub-groups and activities

Secretariat

 Done

8.4

Working mechanisms with WMO Constituent bodies and programmes

 Angle, Gill

 Done

8.5

Report to EC-68 (2016), including possible resolution(s)

 In-session 

9

PRESENTATIONS

(By government agencies, relevant research institutes and organizations, etc.)

10

CLOSURE OF MEETING





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