JMA to implement the questionnaire system on the RA II Pilot Project web pages. Deadline: 30 June 2011.
RA II Pilot Project Coordinating Group members to review the contents of the questionnaire and its usability. Deadline: 31 July 2011.
RA II portal site
The meeting concluded that a portal site is necessary for users to access satellite imagery, products and training information, and that related activities should be enhanced and
9.3.2 The following action items were agreed:
JMA to implement the portal site demonstration system on the RA II Pilot Project web pages. (Deadline: 31 May 2011)
Satellite operators to provide RA II Pilot Project Coordinating Group Members with information on data, products and services, including training information, for the portal. (Deadline: 31 July 2011)
Coordinating Group members to provide feedback on the function and usability of the portal site, in particular from a user’s perspective. (Deadline: 31 August 2011)
Co-coordinators to develop a template and catalogue for describing selected products such as those on precipitation, in accordance with WMO Information System (WIS) metadata standards and recommended practices. (Deadline: 31 March 2011)
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
The meeting agreed that the next meeting of RA2PPSat be held before the fifteenth session
of RA II planned for late 2012, and requested the Co-coordinators of RA2PPSat to work with the WMO Secretariat to decide a suitable venue and appropriate date for the next meeting.
On behalf of participants and WMO, Mr Shida (WMO) thanked Dr Mitsuhiko Hatori,
Director-General of JMA and Permanent Representative of Japan with WMO, Mr Yuji Kano, Director-General of the Observations Department of JMA and all JMA staff involved in making local arrangements to ensure the success of the meeting. He also thanked the two Co-coordinators of the Coordinating Group, Mr Toshiyuki Kurino and Dr Dohyeong Kim, for promoting the project and guiding the Coordinating Group, including their work in chairing the meeting. Mr Shida specifically commended Mr Tatsuya Kimura (a former Co-coordinator from JMA at the time of the establishment of this Pilot Project) for his initiative in developing work plans, including the issuance of newsletters. He pointed out that without his passion and thoughtful planning, the various activities implemented under the project, including this meeting, would not have been possible. Mr Shida highlighted that various presentations and useful discussions had been made during the three-day meeting, and noted that the work plan and activities of the Pilot Project until the next session of RA II (scheduled for 2012) had been discussed based on information provided by satellite operators and the requirements of recipient Members including LDCs. Finally, Mr Shida expressed his sincere thanks to Dr Gaertner of EUMETSAT for his active participation in the meeting and his support for the work of the Pilot Project.