Regional Data Managers Biannual Meeting on Climate Data Sharing Framework
The National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) share data with their counterparts globally through the Global Telecommunications System (GTS) for a few selected synoptic stations to assist in forecasting activities as guided by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Resolution 40 (Cg-XII) and 25(Cg. XIII) requirements.
ICPAC currently receives data from 136 stations from the IGAD NMHS under the agreement reached at the inception of the then DMC (Drought Monitoring Centre) in 1989. Since that time, technological advancement, climate change issues and increased usage of climate information together with the sophisticated customer needs have necessitated that the met services step up service delivery in product generation. NMHSs in the GHA region have different data sharing policies (written or unwritten). Whereas in some countries data is freely accessible by the public, in others, data access is based on some form of cost recovery or is fully commercialized.
The objective of the third task team meeting
- Discuss and brainstorm on issues related to the first draft of data sharing;
- Chart out a roadmap and modalities of final draft implementation; and
- To formulate a data-sharing protocol for the Eastern Africa region.