Preliminary Agenda

Time

Agenda Item

Description, Presenters

Tuesday 5 April 2016

9:00 – 10:30

    1.
    1.1
    1.2
    1.3
    1.4
    1.5

Opening of the Meeting
Welcome and introductions (Tanner/Holmlund/Richter)
Adoption of Agenda (Holmlund/Klein-Tank)
Introduction  of participants (All)
Conduct of the Meeting (Menne)
Aims and expectations (Holmlund/Klein-Tank)         

 

    2.

Review and Actions from AOPC-20 (Holmlund)

10:30 – 10:45

 

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

    3.
    3.1
    3.2
    3.3
  

Update on programme activities
GCOS Update (Richter-15’) – General updates on GCOS activities and Conference outcome
GCOS Surface Network (GSN), GCOS Upper Air Network (GUAN) & GCOS Cooperation Mechanism (GCM) (Oakley-30’) – 2016 Status report-Update on GCM;GSN and GUAN. Potential input from/benefit for AOPC
Status Report (Klein-Tank-20') – Relevant part of the status report for AOPC Implementation Plan

12:00 – 13:30

 

Lunch

13:30 –15:00

    3. (Cont.)
    3.4
    3.5
    3.6a
    3.6b

Update on programme activities-continued
Report of the GCOS Space Rapporteur – (Schulz) – Update on CEOS-CGMS working group
Vision for WIGOS in 2040 (Holmlund) – Update from WIGOS Space 2040 workshop; ensuring WMO consolidated contributions to the future GCOS Implementation Plan
Bahamas Volunteer Rain Gauge Network (Peterson) – CoCoRaHS Bahamas
CCl activities (Brunet)  Climate Monitoring and Assessment


    4.
   
4.1

New GCOS Implementation Plan
GCOS Implementation Plan (Richter) – Draft 2016 GCOS IP

15:00 – 15:15

 

Coffee Break

15:15 – 17:30

    4.cont.
   
4.2

New GCOS Implementation Plan-cont.
Atmospheric ECVs (Saunders) – Issues arising from the atmospheric domain in the Implementation Plan

 

 

DISCUSSION:  Identify break out groups topics and composition – Saunders (15’)- break out groups

17:30

 

End of day 1

Wednesday 6 April 2016

9:00 – 10:15

    5.
    5.1
    5.2
    5.3
    5.4

Presentations by new panel members
Clouds/precipitation/aerosols (Li-20’)
CARP: Key Comments of the earth's climate system
Contribute of the Chinese meteorological satellite program to GCOS (Zhang-20’)
Aerosols (Kalashnikova-20’)
Aerosols including direct forcing, climate effects, outstanding questions and current measurement approaches
Network fof networds-the what, the why and the how? (Thorne-20’) Short GAIA-CLIM update and how to perform a capabilities assessment

10:15 – 10:30

 

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00

    6.
   
6.1
    6.2
    6.2a
    6.2b
    6.2c

Coordination of ECVs
Monitoring of ECVs (Blunden-20’) – How well the ECV's are covered in the atmospheric?
Carbon, water and energy cycle
New ECVs for monitoring the cycle:
-Carbon (Butler-15’)
-Water (Becker-15’)
-Energy (Ohkawara-15’)

12:00 – 13:30

 

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

    6. (Cont.)
   
6.3
    6.4

Continued
Coordination of ground-based observation (Klein-Tank-20') – Toward a GCOS reference Surface Network
Precipitation (Becker-20') – Role of radar technology in GCOS IP

 

 

DISCUSSION: Emerging observations technologies which we need to anticipate will become climate relevant in the coming decade

15:00 – 15:15

 

Coffee Break

15:15 – 17:30

 

DISCUSSION: Break out groups on new IP

17:30 

 

End of day 2

19:00

 

DINNER AT "THE MARKET PLACE"

Thursday 7 April 2016

8:30 – 13:00

 

Joint session with WCRP Data Advisory Council 5th Session - Agenda

13:00 – 14:00

 

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

 

 

    7.
   
7.1
    7.2
    7.3a & 7.3b

Providing ECVs datasets
ECV datasets (Menne/Lief) – Main in situ datasets/GCOS ECV Data Access Matrix
Satellite climate data records (Privette)
Global insitu data set at NCEI - Creating an integrated historic land station database – Integrating our land data holdings as a potential foundation for a land database

15:00 – 15:30

 

DISCUSSION: Break out groups on new IP

15:30 – 15:45

 

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:30

 

DISCUSSION: Break out groups on new IP

17:30 

 

End of day 3

20:00

 

TRAPEZE CLASS

Friday 8 April 2016

9:00 – 10:15

 

DISCUSSION: Break out groups continued

10:15 – 10:30

 

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30

 

Presentation of outcomes of break out groups to plenary

11:30 – 13:30

 

Tour of NCEI Building and Lunch

13:30 – 14:00

 

DISCUSSION: Finalizing the input for the IP

14:00 – 15:30

    8.
   
8.1
    8.2
    8.3

Closure
Agree on actions (Holmlund)
AOB
Next Session