WMO Metadata Workshop
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WMO Information System (WIS)
Inter-Commission Coordination Group on FWIS
ICG-FWIS (First meeting in Geneva, 12-14 January 2005) recommended coordination mechanisms for the FWIS development and future activities:
Support of the proposed CBS Inter-Programme Expert Team on Metadata Implementation, Expert Team on FWIS GISCs and DCPCs and Expert Team on FWIS/GTS Communication Techniques and Structure.
Strongly supported the establishment of TCs’ Expert Teams that are relevant to FWIS (data-management, metadata, XML, data-exchange) and their mutual cooperation and coordination for fostering consistent and rapid FWIS development
Metadata aspects are crucial for the FWIS development and should be quickly consolidated, full endorsement of the WMO Core Profile of the ISO Metadata Standard.
Recommendation for organizing a inter-programme workshop on metadata, jointly with CBS/IPET-Metadata, by September 2005 and a workshop on GISC development, jointly with CBS/ET-GISC&DCPC (1 Q 2006)
Importance of the development of new Programme’s pilot projects to promote an early introduction of FWIS elements
Recommendation to rename FWIS as WIS (WMO Information System)