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27.September.2005

WMO Metadata Workshop

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WMO Information System (WIS)

Summary

The WIS would be used for the collection and sharing of information for all WMO and related international programmes.  

The WIS vision provides a common roadmap to guide the orderly evolution of the information system functions performed by current WMO Programmes into an integrated system that meets efficiently all of the requirements of Members for the relevant international environmental information.

The support and involvement of regional associations and technical commissions is needed, as early as possible, in all phases of the WIS development in order to ensure a full and shared ownership of the project, and its effective implementation.

There should be a workshop on WIS in conjunction with CBS-Ext(06)

The implementation of WIS needs to be done in a phased approach in order to support the IPY (International Polar Year 2007/2008) and THORPEX.

Dieter C. Schiessl, WMO, Feb 2004

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