World Weather Watch is dependent on computer-based solutions for its operation.
The free exchange of meteorological application software amongst WMO Members helps the
distribution, implementation and use of software packages at WWW centres.
The CBS Software Registry provides information to Members on the software
packages offered by individual Members through the WMO web server. The
actual exchange of software or provision of software support should, in each
case, be arranged as a bilateral (multilateral) activity between a donor and a
recipient country (countries). Donors are invited to indicate whether or
not update and maintenance support can be provided for the offered software.
The sixth session of the CBS Management Group (Geneva, 3-5
April 2006) --noting that no updates to the CBS software registry have been provided by WMO
Members since 2000-- agreed on the preparation of a new edition of the CBS software
registry. The CBS Management Group
felt that the new edition should be organized so that the information given in
the WMO server be the minimum information facilitating the access to the
detailed information available in the servers of the WMO Members. The CBS Management Group
also agreed to make an evaluation of the exchange of software packages parts of
the CBS Software Registry and received by WMO Members since 2000.
to be provided to the WMO Secretariat to the attention of:
Mr Pierre Kerhervé:
Mr Atsushi Shimazaki: firstname.lastname@example.org
The information in
the WMO server is limited to:
The WMO Member
providing the software package;
The relevant CBS
component/function: Global Observing System, Global Telecommunication System
– WMO Information System, Global Data-processing and Forecasting System,
Data Management (e.g. codes, monitoring);
description of the software package with a link to the server of the WMO
to be provided in the web sites of the WMO Members
The WMO Members are
responsible to inform the WMO Secretariat of software packages and of the
relevant links to their web sites, in which Members will maintain detailed
information on the software packages. The WMO Members should preferably
post on their web sites a condensed introduction in a revised format of
presentation of the 2000 edition, with a view to ensuring an homogenous
presentation of that information amongst Members’ web sites. The format
of presentation of the 2000 edition was revised to take into account licence
issues. The revised format of presentation of the condensed introduction
to the software packages is given
WMO Members are also
invited to provide more detailed information, including presentations (e.g.
PowerPoint presentation) helping in demonstrating/assessing the
interests/benefits for users.