GCOS – 156

CBS Lead Centers for GCOS Coordination Meeting, Third session: final report

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The CBS Lead Centers for GCOS (CBS-LC-GCOS) Coordination Meeting was held at the Regional Office of the German Weather Service in Hamburg, Germany, from 11 to 13 October 2011. Unfortunately because of last minute visa problems the representatives from Mozambique and from Iran could not participate. The Coordination Meeting considered reports from individual Lead Centers’ activities, GCOS Monitoring Centers and of the GCOS Archive Center, it reviewed their activities, results of monitoring performance reports and updated of their Terms of Reference to include all RBCN stations in their terms of reference. It also reviewed the status of metadata collection, GCOS Technical Documents No.144 and 127, the Implementation Plan for the evolution of the global observing systems (EGOS-IP) and the current status of GTS/WIS. The Coordination Meeting also made proposals to CBS Implementation Coordination Meeting on Integrated Observing Systems (ICT-IOS) and CBS-XV (2012). The Coordination Meeting agreed on a number of recommendations that will be channeled to various WMO and GCOS bodies through the WMO and GCOS Secretariats.
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GCOS; 156