Executive council working group on WMO Integrated Global Observing System and WMO Information System, second session, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-8 May 2009
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The second 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 6 to 8 May 2009, and was chaired by Prof A. Divino Moura (Brazil), Third Vice-President of the WMO and Chair of EC WG. EC-WG/WIGOS-WIS was briefed on major deliberations of the first session of its Subgroup on the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (SG-WIGOS-1) Geneva, Switzerland, 10 - 13 November 2008; the CBS Technical Conference on WIGOS (TECO-WIGOS) (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23-24 March 2009); and the fourteenth session of the Commission for Basic Systems (CBS-XIV) (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 25 March - 2 April 2009). EC-WG/WIGOS-WIS was briefed on the status of: (a) Implementation of the WIS Project and its Implementation Plan; (b)nWIGOS Pilot and Demonstration Projects; (c) Review of the WIGOS Concept of Operation (CONOPS); (d) Implementation of WIGOS Development and Implementation Plan (WDIP) and its corresponding update; (e) Monitoring of the implementation of WIGOS and WIS through Rolling Requirements Review; (f) Revision of WMO Technical Regulations related to WIGOS and WIS implementation. Based on the outcomes of the consideration of the individual Agenda Items, EC-WG/WIGOS-WIS articulated its guidance, advice and recommendations regarding the further development of the implementation of WIS, WIGOS concept, coordination of WIGOS and WIS plans; it agreed on the versions of CONOPS (Appendix II) and WDIP (Appendix III) to be submitted to EC-LXI for consideration and endorsement.