Reports on Meetings and Events of Interest to Members in 2010

JOINT MEETING: CBS EXPERT TEAM ON AIRCRAFT BASED OBSERVATIONS (2nd SESSION) AND AMDAR PANEL (13thSESSION), GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 5-7 OCTOBER 2010

Bryce L. Ford from SpectraSensors, Inc. was the HMEI representative attending this meeting and made the report for HMEI members.
INTRODUCTION: The Joint Meeting of the Second Session of the CBS Expert Team on Aircraft Observations, CBS ET-AIR, and the Thirteenth
Session of the AMDAR Panel was held at WMO in Geneva, Oct 5-7, 2010. The meeting was opened by Dr Wenjian ZHANG, WMO Director of Observing and
Information Systems, chaired by Mr. Frank Grooters, KNMI, and facilitated by the WMO AMDAR Technical Coordinator Mr. Michael Berechree.
Delegates were present from Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, The Russian Federation,
Sweden, UK, USA, with representative from IATA and HMEI (Bryce L. Ford from SpectraSensors) also present.
The full list of participants will be available in the Final WMO Report.

Please see Bryce Ford`s comprehensive report of the meeting here.

Report – ISO SC5, Meteorology meeting, Helsinki, Finland, 2 September 2010

The ISO SC5 meeting meeting, following the CIMO-TECO in Helsinki, was held in room E122 of the Wanha Satama convention center, starting at
9:00 on Thursday 2 September 2010. At the invitation of the chairperson of SC5, Rodica Nitu, the HMEI Executive Secretary Bruce Sumner attended
the meeting. Mr Sumner made the following report for HMEI members.

Please see the report here.

Report – Minutes of the HMEI Members Meeting, Helsinki, Finland, 30 August 2010

Forty-three people attended the this Member Meeting held during the CIMO-TECO 2010 in Helsinki, including both HMEI members and
other friends of the Association.

Please see the report here.

Report – 15th Session of the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO-XV) Helsinki, Finland 2-8 September 2010

This report covers various items from CIMO-XV considered of particular interest to the HMEI Membership and is not intended to be definitive.
Please see the official WMO Final Report of CIMO-XV when it is available at: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/CIMO/cimo-teco-meteorex.html

The HMEI Executive Secretary, Bruce Sumner, and Administrator, Christine Charstone, attended CIMO-XV and made the following report.

Please see the report here.

Report – TECO 2010, Helsinki, Finland 30 August – 1 September 2010

This report covers various items from the TECO considered of particular interest to the HMEI Membership and is not intended to be definitive.

Please see full details in the WMO Final Report of the meeting when it is available at: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/CIMO/cimo-teco-meteorex.html

The theme of TECO in 2010 was “Observing Technologies and Systems in Support of Evolving Demands on Weather Climate and Water Services”.

Several HMEI members attended TECO. The the HMEI Executive Secretary, Bruce Sumner, and Administrator, Christine Charstone also attended and
made the following report.

Report – NCAS Atmospheric Science Conference, Manchester, UK, 5-7 July 2010

The HMEI attendees of this meeting were: Christine Charstone, and Bruce Sumner from the HMEI secretariat. The
Secretariat also presented a poster, showing the work of HMEI, at this conference. Please see the report here.

Report – meeting of 6th Session of the Expert Team (ET) on Requirements and Implementation of Automatic Weather Station Platforms (ET-AWS), Geneva, Switzerland, 20-25 June 2010

The HMEI attendees of this meeting were: Christine Charstone, HMEI Administrator and Jorma Islander from Vaisala. Please see the report here.


Report -HMEI Report on the 62nd Meeting of the WMO Executive Council (EC-LXII), Geneva, Switzerland, 8-18 June 2010

The HMEI Secretariat attended this EC and made the report for members,
which can be seen here
.

Report – Workshop on Information Access Enablers, Geneva, Switzerland, 17-18 May 2010

This workshop was held at the WMO in Geneva and attended by Bruce Sumner, HMEI Executive Secretary, who compiled the report to be found here.

Report – Report – Regional Association V (South-West Pacific) – 15th session (XV-RA V), Bali, Indonesia, 30 April-6 May 2010

The HMEI Secretariat attended this conference and also put up an HMEI display at the exhibition, which also had several HMEI members exhibiting there. Please see the HMEI Secretariat
meeting report here.


Report – WMO-BIPM Workshop on Measurement Challenges for Global Observation Systems for Climate Change Monitoring, Geneva, March/April, 2010

Please see theHMEI report here.
The WMO draft report of the meeting is also available here.

Report – Intergovernmental Meeting for the High-level Taskforce for the Global Framework for Climate Services, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-12 January 2010

The 3rd World Climate Conference (WCC-3), held in Geneva from 31 August to 4 September 2009, made a Declaration that called for a follow-up
Intergovernmental Meeting for the High Level Taskforce (HLT) on the Global Framework for Climite Services (GFCS) within four months of the
signing of the Declaration on 3 September 2009 (i.e. by 3 January 2010).

Bruce Sumner, as Executive Secretary of HMEI attended this meeting, on the invitation of WMO, as an observer. The WMO report of the
proceedings of this meeting is available here

Minutes – HMEI Annual General Meeting held at the 90th AMS Meeting, in Atlanta, GA, USA, 9 January 2010

During the 90th meeting of the AMS the HMEI Annual General Meeting was held at 8am on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 in Room B204 of the Georgia
World Congress Center Atlanta, GA, USA. Dr Fred Branski gave a talk updating meeting participants on the current WIGOS status.

The Minutes of this meeting are below.
Forty-three people attended the General Assembly, including both HMEI
members and other friends of the Association.Please see the
minutes here
.

Report – HMEI Members at the 90th AMS Meeting, , Atlanta, GA, USA, 17-21 January 2010
HMEI had 35 members who exhibited at AMS this year, in addition to a HMEI booth manned by the
HMEI Executive Secretary, Bruce Sumner.
See the photo report here
.

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