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Expert Teams and Task Teams (ETs and TTs)

One Expert Team and one Task Team have been established in the GAW Programme.

The Expert Team on World Data Centers (ET-WDC) coordinates the activities of the World Data Centers, data management in GAW and the GAW Station Information System (GAWSIS).

The Task Team on Observational Requirements and Satellite Measurements as regards Atmospheric Composition and Related Physical Parameters (TT-ObsReq) assists the GAW Secretariat in defining and reviewing user requirements for observations of atmospheric composition and related physical parameters, focusing on GAW variables, in a broad and technology-free manner. More information about the work of this Task Team is found here.

The GAW Scientific Advisory Groups and Expert Teams have the following terms of reference: 16th session of Commission for Atmospheric Sciences / page 52

(a) Keep informed of scientific and technical developments in their field;

(b) Advice the SSC and Members on the developments, priority areas and progress in their field, taking into consideration user requirements;

(c) Contribute to the review of the GAW Implementation Plan;

(d) Implement recommendations, tasks and projects as defined in the GAW Implementation Plan;

(e) Review the status of the relevant part of the GAW network, ensure active collaboration with contributing networks, and advise on further enhancement of the observational capacity of the GAW Programme, fostering the development of QMF;

(f) Promote timely data delivery;

(g) Develop a broad spectrum of products and services, taking socio-economical needs into consideration;

(h) Interact effectively with the WMO Secretariat on matters related to the GAW Programme;

(i) Take into consideration activities by other UN organizations and institutes in their field and collaborate as appropriate.


 

                  ET-WDC members                   TT-ObsReq members

 

Membership of the SAGs and ETs:

(1) The GAW Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) and Expert Team (ET) Chairs are selected for their scientific expertise, capacity, leadership and teamwork abilities. The Chairs should be drawn to promote thematic representation and geographical and gender balance. The SAG and ET Chairs are appointed by the CAS president in consultation with the CAS Management Group, upon the EPAC SSC Chair’s proposal, prepared in consultation with the Secretariat. The initial term of the GAW SAG and ET Chairs is four years and can be renewed for a maximum of another four years;

(2) The GAW SAG and ET members are selected for their scientific expertise, capacity, and teamwork abilities. The members should be drawn considering GAW priorities and promoting wide thematic representation and geographical and gender balance. The GAW SAG and ET members are appointed by the Chair of the EPAC SSC, upon the relevant GAW SAG or ET Chair’s proposal, prepared in consultation with the Secretariat. The initial term of the GAW SAG and ET members is four years and can be renewed for a maximum of another four years. The SAGs and ETs include as ex-officio members representatives of GAW central facilities when a clear need is identified and approved by the SSC Chair. The provisions related to length of terms do not apply to ex-officio members.
                

 

 
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