Terms of Reference

(a) Take responsibility for metadata and data management issues in support of [and enabling] the scientific and operational objectives of GAW;

(b) Work with the SAGs, WMO expert teamsand partners to establish harmonized data management guidelines, including standardized data formats to allow for adequate (seamless) interoperability;

(c) Guide and support the further development of GAWSIS as the central catalogue of observing facilities and observations supporting GAW, linking the World Data Centres and GAW Contributing Data Centres;

(d) Keep abreast of and recommend best use of changing technologies affecting information management in GAW.


WMO (2017), Global Atmosphere Watch Implementation Plan: 2016 - 2023, GAW Report No. 228, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland