WIGOS Pilot Project Meeting on GRUAN Observing Practices and Governance: final report
WIGOS Pilot Project Meeting on GRUAN Observing Practices and Governance (25 - 27 January 2012)
This report provides a summary of the WIGOS Pilot Project meeting on GRUAN Observing Practices and Governance, held at WMO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 25 to 27 January 2012. The meeting reviewed the governance structure of GRUAN and agreed to small changes in governance that would: better enable WMO to provide guidance to GRUAN on operational practices and procedures, to assist GRUAN to extend its operations to include a near-real-time operational model of data delivery in the next few years
and in doing so, assist in nurturing additional participation of WMO Members in the desired GRUAN network expansion. The meeting also reviewed the draft GRUAN Manual, and agreed on changes that would be required to improve the alignment of the GRUAN documentation with WMO’s regulatory material for WIGOS. The meeting acknowledged that the implementation of the agreed changes would require additional resourcing, which WMO agreed to provide. Finally, the meeting discussed and agreed on the GRUAN information that was required to be included in the WIGOS regulatory material, and those parts of the WIGOS documentation that would be affected.