RA VI WG PIW, Langen, 23-25 January 2007 Strategic Plan and Action Plan of WMO Regional Association VI (Europe) By: Dušan HRČEK WMO Representative for Europe DHrcek@wmo.int and Christian BLONDIN Co-Chair of the RA VI Task-Team International Affairs Manager Météo France
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23-25 January 2007
Strategic Plan and Action Plan of WMO Regional Association VI (Europe)
By: Dušan HRČEK
WMO Representative for Europe
Co-Chair of the RA VI Task-Team
International Affairs Manager
Task Team on Strategic and Action Plan
XIV RA VI decided to take immediate steps to implement a network of multiple multifunctional centres and/or specialized centres on a pilot basis as the structure for implementing RCC activities in RA VI, in order to determine optimal composition of the RA VI RCC network which would best comply with the functions of RCC.
XIV RA VI designated the Calibration Laboratory of the Slovak Hydromet. Institute and the Calibration Laboratory of the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia as new Regional Instrument Centres (RIC) for RA VI (in addition to the old one – RIC Trappes (Meteo-France).
establishment of the Sub-regional Centers of Excellence
A unanimous agreement has been reached in April 2006 on establishing a sub-regionalDrought Management Centre Centrefor SE Europe. At the meeting in Geneva on 26 September 2006, Slovenia was selected to host the Centre. Subsequently, WMO and UNCCD Secretariat are preparing a comprehensive project proposal in full cooperation with the host country.
The most important outcome of the 14th session of WMO Regional Association VI (Europe), held in Heidelberg, Germany, 7-15 September 2005, was a decision to develop the Regional Strategic Plan. The goal of the Strategic Plan is to strengthen the capabilities of all NMHSs in RA VI by providing appropriate meteorological, hydrological and related services in the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters, protection of life and property, safeguarding of the environment and contributing to sustainable development. The session adopted an Action Plan for implementation while the Strategic Plan is being developed.
WMO-6th Long Term Plan
European Driving Forces
14th Session of RAVI
Brainstorming (RAVI Sess.)
Development of a Strategic Plan
Strategy 1:To enable the delivery of increasingly accurate and reliable warnings of severe events related to weather, water, climate, and the related natural environment throughout the world, and ensure that they are able to reach their target audience (individuals, emergency services, decision makers) in a timely and useful manner.Sub-group on PWS: Objective 1.1, 1.2, 1.5Sub-group on DPFS: Objective 1.3, 1.4, 1.6
Strategy 2:To enable the provision of increasingly beneficial weather, water and climate and related environmental services to the public, governments and other users/customers throughout the world.Sub-group on PWS: Objective 2.3Strategy 3: No objective for WG PIW
Strategy 4:To inform and educate the public, governments and other interested parties about the socio-economic benefits of understanding the weather, water, climate and related environment.Sub-group on PWS: Objective 4.2
Strategy 5:To understand and improve the modelling of the processes which affect the current and future state of the atmosphere, the weather, water resources, the physical state of the oceans, climate change and related environmental states such as air quality and pollution levels. Sub-group on DPFS: Objective 5.1, 5.2, 5.4
Strategy 6:To observe, record and report on the weather, water resources, climate and the related natural environment, to use these data for the preparation of operational forecast and warning services and related information, and to maintain and enhance systems to exchange these data, products and information. Sub-group on IOS: Objective 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.10, 6.15, 6.16Sub-group on ISS: Objective 6.4, 6.8, 6.9, 6.14
Strategy 7: No objective for WG PIWStrategy 8: products and information. To work more effectively with international partners, other relevant organisations, academia and the private sector.Sub-group on PWS: Objective 8.2, 8.7Strategy 9: No objective for WG PIW
ATechnical Conference on strategic planning in RA VIwas held in Riga, Latvia, 6-7 November 2006. The Conference reviewed the preparatory work done by the RA VI Task Team on Strategic Plan and Action Plan.
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SP Draft Extended Outline
1st SPDraft Version
1st SPDraft Version
2nd SP Draft Version
SP Draft Extended Outline
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7th WMO Strategic Plan
policy anddecision makers
RA VI Strategic Plan
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RA VI Vision
RA VI Strategic aims
RA VI Expected Results
ImplementationRA VI SP general framework (cont’d)
WMO RA VI SP
3c. Expected Results
Annex A: RA VI description
Annex B: Building up the RA VI strategy and actions plan
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in weather, water and climate,
incl. concern for Environment
RA VI strategic
Res & Edu
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RA VI strategic avenues
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Region VI strategic plan
RA VI Vision
Key Social and Economic Drivers
5 Desired Outcomes
3 Top Level Objectives
5 Strategic Thrusts
WMO Strategic Plan
RA VI strategic analysis
RA VI strategic aims
RA VI expected results
11 Expected Results
# Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
# Key Performance Targets (KPTs)
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WMO RA VI will be recognizedas the primary source of expertise  on weather, climate, water and related environmental  and development  issues throughout Europe, through a coordinated meteorological and hydrological infrastructure , and a major contributor worldwide  to the safety and well-being of people and to sustainable development .
Strategic Aim 1 : Work collectively to ensure that any available expertise within the Region is utilized to meet requirements for services.
Strategic Aim 2 : Ensure that the information, knowledge and capabilities exist within RA VI to meet the expressed and expected requirements.
Strategic Aim 3 : Ensure the decision-making bodies are aware of RA VI expertise and capabilities in order to make best use of existing assets and planned developments, and to avoid unnecessary redundancies.
Strategic Aim 4 : Create a RA VI Hydrological and Meteorological Infrastructure which combine capabilities of NMHSs, regional and sub-regional organizations, and any voluntary contributors, under the supervision of an appropriate steering committee.
Strategic Aim 5 : Create the framework to be able to project RA VI expertise and capabilities out of the Region in collaboration with other WMO Regional Associations and UN bodies working with WMO.
Strategic Aim 6 : Identify and assess continuously key stakes and challenges related to sustainable development within RA VI, and deliver proper services to contribute to consolidate the sustainability of the Region.
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TheRAVI Strategic Planshould be linked totheWMO 7SPand be valid for the same time period. This would require the final draft of the RAVI Strategic Plan to be presented to the RA VI President and the Management Group at the15th WMOCongress, and for the President to request any last amendments (following consultation with the RAVI Members at Congress) before approving the Plan for implementation fromJanuary 2008.