The Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology

CIFDP: Sub-Projects

 

  

cifdp-mapConsidering that the CIFDP addresses both institutional and technical aspects relating to the operational coastal inundation forecasting and warning, which would be an essential part of the disaster management in the country, the Project is being implemented under each Sub-Project launched for a country that meets the essential requirements.

Countries that intend to develop a sub-project are invited to prepare and deliver to WMO an Initial National Agreement between participating national agencies responsible for coastal inundation forecasting and warning, to be the basis of a Definitive National Agreement (DNA).

The overall project concept for each Sub-Project should not be limited to the country itself but approached regionally. The developed procedure/best practice through a Sub-Project should be applicable to other (neighbouring) countries with common issues and interests.

Ongoing Sub-Projects:

Planned Sub-Projects:

  • Shanghai (CIFDP-S)
  • South Africa (CIFDP-SA) 

(last update: August 2014)

 (contact: L. JIANG, WMO)

 

Bangladesh Sub-Project (CIFDP-B)

The Bangladesh CIFDP sub-project, denoted CIFDP-B, formally started after achieving the Initial National Agreement in October 2011. Immediately thereafter, a Stakeholders Workshop, encompassing both a user requirements component and a technical component, was organized and held 28 November - 1 December 2011, hosted at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department in Dhaka.

The Stakeholders Workshop involved more than 50 participants including members of the Project Steering Group and other international experts as well as a large number of stakeholder agencies in Bangladesh, including the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP), Department of Disaster Management (DDM), and Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG), Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System For Africa and Asia (RIMES), and many others.

The outcomes of the Workshop included a Definitive National Agreement (DNA) and Terms of Reference for the CIFDP-B National Coordination Team (NCT), as well as a proposed work plan for the first year of the project. The DNA was formally signed by BMD, DDM, CPP and RIMES in February 2013, and with the completion of the National Capacity Assessment (NCA), the CIFDP-B is now ready to move toward the Phase 2 (System Implementation). Detailed information on the outcome of the Stakeholders Workshop can be found at: http://www.jcomm.info/CIFDP-BSW.

The CIFDP-B successfully completed its Phase 1, in May 2013. The PSG and NCT reviewed the progress of Phase 1 and approved the outcomes, and discussed on the system implementation approach for the next steps at the meeting of CIFDP-B Phase 2 Implementation kickoff, 28-30 May 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The results and outcome of Phase 1 were consolidated in the National Capacity Assessment (NCA) for Bangladesh (JCOMM Technical Report No.73), and the User Requirement Plan (URP) for Bangladesh. The latter is to be reviewed and updated at the end of each Phase during the implementation of the CIFDP-B, through continuous consultation with the NCT/National Stakeholders.

The technical development activities are to be carried out through the Phases 2 to 4 (expecting to complete in 3 years), with focus on the identified user requirements and technical requirements that are articulated in the NCA and URP. Main points for consideration are the technical feasibility and adaptability to national operational systems, in order to meet the user requirements that were identified through the user consultation as well as consultation with international experts. During the Phase 2 kickoff meeting (28-30 May 2013), the Project Steering Group (PSG) and NCT agreed on the CIFDP-B System Design, which confirms the model selection based on the currently available forecasting tools. The storm surge model of Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), currently used for BMD operation, will be upgraded to incorporate wave and hydrological input into forecasting total water level estimates.

Based on the DNA, the institutional collaboration at the national level is to continue as essential part of the Phase 2 implementation.

It is planned to accomplish Phase 2 by early 2015, with the leading role of NCT under the guidance of the CIFDP Steering Group.

alt  The CIFDP-B is funded by USAID, coordinated and implemented by WMO in collaboration with BMD.

  

  

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Fiji Sub-Project (CIFDP-F)

Torrential rains caused by Tropical Depression TD17F caused widespread flooding on 30 Mar 2012 in the Western Division of Fiji, with disruptive impacts particularly in the western and northern coastal zone. In the efforts of facilitating and improving flood warning, the Government of Fiji decided in 2012 to transfer the flood forecasting and warning mandate to the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS), resulting in a unified national responsible agency for coastal inundation forecasting and warning.

The Fiji CIFDP sub-project, denoted CIFDP-F, has formally started in late 2012 at the request of FMS, to strengthen the national forecasting/warning services on flooding and inundation in coastal zones.

A Stakeholders Workshop, encompassing both a user requirements component and a technical component, was held in 18 – 21 February 2013 in Nadi, Fiji, with participation of the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS), National Disaster Management Office, Fiji Navy, Commissioner' s Offices, Airport Fiji Ltd., Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd., Maritime Safety Authority, Fiji's Climate Change Unit, Department of Environment, Ministry of Works, Transport and Public Utility, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Department of Forests, Manager Properties, Integrated Water Resource Management, Red Cross. Representatives of the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers (Australia, New Zealand and Fiji) as well as regional partners such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) / Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and IOC regional tsunami warning programme participated in the discussion.

The outcomes of the Workshop included a Definitive National Agreement (DNA) and Terms of Reference for the CIFDP-F National Coordination Team (NCT), as well as the agreed work plan for the first year of the project. The DNA was formally approved by the Cabinet, and signed in June 2013 by Permanent Secretaries of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Works; Transport and Public Utilities; and Ministry of Provincial Development and Disaster Management. Detailed information on the outcome of the Stakeholders Workshop can be found at: http://www.jcomm.info/CIFDP-FSW.

The CIFDP-F successfully completed its Phase 1, in December 2013. The PSG and NCT reviewed the progress of Phase 1 and discuss the system implementation approach for the next steps at the Interdisciplinary Experts Forum, 7-10 October 2013 in Nadi, Fiji. The results and outcome of Phase 1 were consolidated in the National Capacity Assessment (NCA) for Fiji (JCOMM Technical Report No.71), and the User Requirement Plan (URP) for Fiji. The latter is to be continuously reviewed and updated at the end of each Phase during the implementation of the CIFDP-F.

The technical development activities are to be carried out through the Phases 2 to 4 (expecting to complete in 3 years), with focus on the identified user requirements and technical requirements that are articulated in the NCA and URP. 

alt The Phase 1 of CIFDP-F was sponsored by KOICA, coordinated and implemented by WMO in collaboration with FMS.

  

 

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Caribbean Sub-Project (CIFDP-C)

At the 5th meeting of the CIFDP Steering Group (May 2014, Geneva, Switzerland), the previous Sub-Project for Dominican Republic (CIFDP-DR) was renewed to a Sub-Project for Caribbean, denoted CIFDP-C.

The CIFDP-C is to be implemented for the Caribbean region, including Dominican Republic, Haiti and other Small Islands, ensuring the maximum synergies of regional and national efforts including the benefit of this new direction not only for the Dominican Republic but also for all other Caribbean countries. In doing so, the progress so far made on the domain of Dominican Republic (previous CIFDP-DR) will become a beta project for CIFDP-C, with the consideration on the Haiti domain as well.

The Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre for Tropical Cyclone (RSMC-TC), the US/NOAA National Hurricane Center, provides the leading technical contribution in collaboration with the PSG and other partners.

 [For information: Description of the previous CIFDP-DR, for the process made until 2013] 

The Dominican Republic CIFDP sub-project, CIFDP-DR, had its Stakeholders Workshop in Santo Domingo on 15-19 November 2011, with 18 participants, 2 members of the Project Steering Group and 5 international experts. The local agencies represented were: Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia, Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos, Ministerio Medio Ambiente, Defensa Civil, Oficina Nacional de Meteorologia, Dirección General de Minería, Autoridad Nacional de Asuntos Marítimos, Servicio Geológico Nacional, and Marina de Guerra de la República Dominicana.

A Definitive National Agreement was signed in August 2012 by the national meteorological agency and hydrological agency, Oficina Nacional de Meterologia(ONAMET) and Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INDHRI), based on the National Law No. 147-02 establishing the Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Respuesta ante Desastre (SN-PMR), or the “National System for Risk Prevention, Mitigation and Response”. the CIFDP-DR National Coordination Team (NCT) is consisted of ONAMET, INDHRI and Comision Nacional de Emergencia (CNE).

The CIFDP-DR aims to complete the Phases 1 to 4 by the end of 2014.

 

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Indonesia Sub-Project (CIFDP-I)

Indonesia is an archipelagic country with 95,181 km of coastline length the 4th in the world. With the fact, coastal inundation is one of natural disasters that Indonesia takes into account seriously.

As Phase 0 of CIFDP implementation, Indonesia Meteorological Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) has conducted several National Focus Group Discussions (FGD) among information providers and users, concerning marine/ocean weather and climate information and services. The FGDs concluded with an initial agreement to strengthen the national collaboration to establish an integrated marine information system that can meet the users need and the providers proficiency.

The Indonesia CIFDP sub-project, denoted CIFDP-I, is expected to build the component within the national information system for coastal inundation forecasting and warning, and demonstrate best practices for institutional collaboration / user interactions.

Phase 1 of CIFDP-I was formally be launched in December 2013 through the National Stakeholders Workshop, from 3 to 5 December in Jakarta, Indonesia. A number of national stakeholders will participate in the process, including; BMKG, National Agency for Water Resources (PUSAIR), National Agency for Geospatial Information (BIG), Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), and Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI).

The BMKG is actively leading the implementation of CIFDP-I, in consultation with the PSG and experts of associated WMO Programmes/Projects. It is planned to complete Phase 1 by the 4th quarter of 2014, by completing the Definitive National Agreement (DNA) and the National Capacity Assessment (NCA) for Indonesia for the review of the PSG, and to be immediately followed by the launch of Phase 2 implementation.

The CIFDP-I primarily focuses on the demonstration of an operational system for Jakarta and Semarang, taking into account their vulnerability and data availability. The existing Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) for Jakarta will be adopted as the reference for coastal inundation forecasting in CIFDP-I in these two cities.

 

 
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