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Services and Forecasting Systems Coordination Group (SCG)

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Terms of Reference


The Services and Forecasting Systems Coordination Group, in close collaboration with Commission for Basic Systems, Global Ocean Observing System, Global Climate Observing System, Disaster Risk Reduction and other subsidiary bodies and related experts, shall:
  1. Keep under review and ensure the effectiveness, coordination and operation of the Services work programme, including performance with respect to timeliness, standards, quality and relevance to established user requirements;

  2. Through the assembly of requirements identified by specialist service groups, and other Programme Areas of JCOMM, provide advice on Services and Forecasting Systems Programme Area activities that need to be changed, implemented or discontinued;

  3. Develop and enhance interfaces to representative user groups to monitor the strength and weaknesses of existing Services and Forecasting Systems Programme Area activities;

  4. With the concurrence of the Co-presidents of JCOMM, establish and create expert teams, task teams, and demonstration projects, as appropriate, to undertake the work of the Services and Forecasting Systems Programme Area;

  5. Ensure effective coordination and cooperation with groups and bodies in the area of service provision, including other Programme Areas of the Commission;

  6. Assess and recommend capacity development tools/systems in accordance with identified requirements;

  7. Identify and maintain the requirements for in situ and satellite data and information for metocean applications and services, and monitor its implementation.

General Membership

The Membership is selected to ensure a range of expertise and to maintain an appropriate geographical representation, and includes:

Programme Area/Services and Forecasting System Coordinator (chairperson)
Vice-chairperson of the Services and Forecasting Systems Coordination Group
Chairperson Expert Team on Maritime Safety Services
Chairperson Expert Team on Waves and Coastal Hazards Forecasting Systems
Chairperson Expert Team on Sea Ice
Chairperson Expert Team on Operational Ocean Forecasting Systems
Chairpersons of Task Teams upon the Teams’ lifetime

Additional experts may be invited as appropriate, representative of the range of Services and Forecasting Systems Programme Area activities, on a self-funded basis, and in general with no resource implications to JCOMM.

Representatives of JCOMM programme areas and of other expert bodies may be invited as appropriate, with the concurrence of the Co-presidents of the Commission, and in general with no resource implications to JCOMM.


People in Services and Forecasting Systems Coordination Group (SCG)

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NAME, POSITION, INSTITUTION

ROLE

COUNTRY

Ming JI (leader)
Director
Ocean Prediction Center, NOAA/NCEP
Services and Forecasting System Coordinator United States
Nick ASHTON
Key Account Manager
Met Office
vice-chairperson of the Services and Forecasting Systems Coordination Group United Kingdom
Kevin HORSBURGH
Head of Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
NERC National Oceanography Centre, UK
chairperson of the Expert Team on Waves and Coastal Hazards Forecasting Systems United Kingdom
Vasily SMOLYANITSKY
Head, Laboratory of sea ice climate manuals
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
chairperson of the Expert Team on Sea Ice Russian Federation
Gary BRASSINGTON
Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne
chairperson of the Expert Team on Operational Ocean Forecasting Systems Australia
Henri SAVINA
Head Operations
Météo France, Paris
chairperson of the Expert Team on Maritime Safety Services France
Long JIANG
Assistant Programme Specialist
  France



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