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The WIGOS Operational Information Resource (WIR)

The WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) is an integrated, comprehensive, and coordinated system which is comprised of the Global Observing System (GOS), the observing component of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW), the WMO Hydrological Observing Systems (including the World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS)) and the observing component of the Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW), including their surface-based and space-based components. The above component systems include all WMO contributions to the co-sponsored systems, i.e., GCOS, GOOS, GTOS, as well as the WMO contributions to GFCS and GEOSS.

The WIGOS Operational Information Resource (WIR) is a network platform and tool designed to provide WIGOS stakeholders with all relevant information on the operational status and evolution of WIGOS and its component observing systems, the operational requirements of WIGOS, including standard and recommended practices and procedures used in the WIGOS framework, and their capabilities to meet observational user requirements of all WMO Application Areas.

The WIR provides information on the following WIGOS topics:

  1. WIGOS vision, concept, rationale and benefits
  2. Impact on members of WIGOS Implementation
  3. Management, and coordination mechanism
  4. Design, planning and optimized evolution of WIGOS component observing systems
  5. Observing System Operation and Maintenance, and Quality Management
  6. Standardization, System Interoperability and Data Compatibility
  7. Data Discovery, Delivery and Archival
  8. Capacity Development
  9. Communication and Outreach
  10. WIGOS component observing systems

WIGOS Tools:

The functional requirements of the WIR are available here.

The diagram below summarises the key WIGOS Framework Activity Areas (click on each activity box below for more information).

WIGOS Framework Implementation Key Activities





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