Slides from GAW 2013 on GAW basics and future. From presentations by Øystein Hov Chair JSC OPAG EPAC Norwegian Meteorological Institute GAW Workshop WMO Geneva 18-20 March 2013. Mandate of WMO. Protect life and property, safeguard the environment, contribute to sustainable development,
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Slides from GAW 2013on GAW basics and future
From presentations by Øystein Hov
Chair JSC OPAG EPAC
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
GAW Workshop WMO Geneva 18-20 March 2013
Protect life and property,
safeguard the environment,
contribute to sustainable development,
promote long-term observation of meteorological, hydrological, climatological data, incl related environmental data,
meet international commitments
Stratospheric ozone depletion and UV increase
Weather and climate change from greenhouse gases, ozone and aerosols
Air pollution impacts human health and ecosystems
Socio-economic consequences of weather, climate, human and ecosystem health, water supply and quality, food production.
The mission of GAW
reduce environmental risks and support environmental conventions.
Strengthen prediction of climate, weather and air quality.
Contribute to scientific assessments in support of environmental policy.
Maintain and apply global, long-term observations
quality assurance and quality control.
User driven products and services.
Need to account for the human impact on the atmosphere
Must establish a science integrity before it is made into services
«Science for service»
Product delivery focus (issues: AQ, deposition, dust, volcanic ash, climate, NWP, seasonal weather forecasts)
Observations, research, services
Policy impact/facilitation (AQ, CLRTAP, GFCS, IPCC, new global/regional alliances?). Reduce redundancies and parallel processes
Country contributions to research, infrastructure, education, institutional building
Management structure; community of practise
GAW links to other WMO initiatives