Executive council working group on WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) and WMO Information System (WIS), subgroup on the WMO Integrated Global Observing System, first session, Geneva, Switzerland, 10-13 November 2008
The first session of the Subgroup on the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (EC-WG/SG-WIGOS-1) of the Executive Council Working Group on the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) and the WMO Information System (WIS) was held at the WMO Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10 to 13 November 2008, and was chaired by Dr John Nash (UK), the President of the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO) and Chair of the Subgroup. Main attention of the SG-WIGOS was focused on the status of WIGOS Pilot and Demonstration Projects and their potential input for the update of WIGOS Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and WIGOS Development and Implementation Plan (WDIP); on the elaboration of the WIGOS Integration Levels; on a review of needs and potential problems of WMO co-sponsored observing systems; and update of CONOPS and WDIP. SG-WIGOS discussed a scope, time frame and role of WIGOS Pilot Projects. When doing that, guidance from Cg-XV were taken into account that Pilot Projects should be designed to test concepts, identify problem areas and to help in elaborating WDIP by inputs from respective technical commission.
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