(WMOSP) website providing information related to meteorological satellites for NMHSs users, and to support the project for providing information on satellite data and products by answering the questionnaire to be sent out by the project co-coordinators.
RA II Pilot Project questionnaire survey on satellite data utilization for identification of requirements from RA II Members
8.3.1 The meeting was pleased to note that JMA is developing an RA II Pilot Project questionnaire on satellite data utilization by RA II Members. This is a web-based survey modeled on the WMO questionnaire on the status of the availability and use of satellite data and products by WMO Members, and will be implemented through the WMO Space Programme website’s RA II Pilot Project web pages.
8.3.2 The meeting noted that the results of preliminary evaluation by Pilot Project Coordinating Group Members will be ready by June 2011. After the identification of requirements through the above activities, it will be possible to prepare a survey of RA II Members in the third phase of the RA II Pilot Project.
8.3.3 The meeting acknowledged the potential value of a web-based questionnaire placing more emphasis on monitoring the actual use of satellite data and products.
Conclusions and recommended actions
RA II Pilot Project Newsletter
The meeting pointed out that the RA II Pilot Project Newsletter is a very effective way of
providing information on access to satellite imagery, data, products (including application products) and training information. Coordinating Group Members will therefore be encouraged to submit articles including:
Information on access to satellite imagery, data and products (including application products)
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Outlines of currently available and planned training activities News on meteorological satellites News on new services Brief progress reports on the Pilot Project Introduction to the activities of other RAs and WMO VLab activities
The meeting agreed on the following action:
RA II Pilot Project Coordinating Group Members to provide articles to be posted to the Special Issue of the Pilot Project Newsletter. Deadline: 30 March 2011.
RA II Questionnaire
The meeting concluded that demand from NMHS users for more reliable and user-friendly
satellite-derived information for the mitigation and prevention of disasters has been increasing. Accordingly, the major focus of the initiative is to facilitate the timely provision of satellite-derived information by satellite operators to users.
9.2.2 The meeting agreed on the following actions: