The Global Information System Center (GISC) Tokyo ran its fourth JMA Workshop on World Meteorological Organization Information System Implementation at JMA Headquarters in Tokyo from 6 to 8 December 2016. The event was attended by 18 representatives from nine National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam, as well as presenters from GISC Melbourne (Australia) and the WMO Secretariat.
The main purpose of this workshop was to help participants understand technical requirements necessary for joining the Area Meteorological Data Communication Networks (AMDCNs) of GISC Tokyo, and to provide participants with opportunity to gain a broader perspective of data exchange enabled by AMDCNs, such as the one for the Regional Association II and V joint WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) project of Capacity Building in Radar Techniques in the Southeast Asia.
A keynote lecture was given on the topic of emerging data and related trends, highlighting the drivers of change, lifecycle data management, which is a new requirement for the WMO Information System (WIS), and the value that WMO Members are expected to deliver in the changing environment with emerging data and related trends.
Workshop materials are available on the GISC Tokyo portal.