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Regional WIGOS Centre Tokyo (RWC Tokyo)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) runs the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS), which covers all WMO observing systems to support WMO Programmes and activities. To aid regional and national WIGOS implementation, Regional WIGOS Centres (RWCs) are tasked with vital roles within the system. In Asia, RWC Tokyo run by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) was designated as one of the first operational RWCs in Asia at the 17th session of WMO's Regional Association II in September 2021.

RWC Tokyo provides WMO Members with regional WIGOS metadata management and regional WIGOS performance monitoring/incident management services as keys to WIGOS implementation. In this context, the RWC helps WMO Members to manage OSCAR/Surface operation and support improved performance via the WIGOS Data Quality Monitoring System (WDQMS). In addition to these essential services, RWC Tokyo engages in capacity development activities such as regional WIGOS projects.

RWC Tokyo liaises closely with related WMO Centres (e.g., the Regional Instrument Centre Tsukuba (RIC Tsukuba) and the Tokyo Climate Center (TCC)) to provide WMO Members with coordinated services regarding all WIGOS-related activities.

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Japan Meteorological Agency
3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato City
Tokyo 105-8431, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3434-9106
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