Executive council working group on WMO Integrated Global Observing System and WMO Information System, third session, Geneva, Switzerland, 24-26 March 2010
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The third session of the Executive Council Working Group on the WMO Integrated Global Observing System and the WMO Information System (EC-WG/WIGOS-WIS) was held at the WMO Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, from 24 to 26 March 2010. The session was chaired by Prof A. Divino Moura (Brazil), Third Vice-President of the WMO and Chair of EC WG. EC-WG/WIGOS-WIS reviewed major deliberations of the second session of its Subgroup on WIGOS (SG-WIGOS-2, Geneva, Switzerland, 19-23 October 2009), and the sixth session of the Inter-Commission Group on WIS (ICG-WIS, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 22-26 February 2010) and developed appropriate proposals and recommendations. EC-WG/WIGOS-WIS further considered: (a) Report on the WIGOS Projects (Status, Evaluation, Lessons Learned); (b) WIGOS Concept of Operations (CONOPS); (c) WIGOS Test of Concept Development and Implementation Plan (WDIP); (d) WIGOS Development and Implementation Strategy (WDIS); (e) Report on the integration between the WMO observing systems. Based on the outcomes of the discussion under individual Agenda Items, EC-WG/WIGOS-WIS formulated recommendations on the further development and implementation of the WIGOS concept, the implementation of WIS, and the enhanced coordination of WIS and WIGOS activities. EC WG decided to submit the updated versions of CONOPS (Appendix II), WDIP (Appendix IV) and WDIS (Appendix V) to EC-LXII for consideration and endorsement.
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