Data in Environmental and Climate Activities

20 December 2017 - A Open Forum on Other in Geneva, Switzerland


Data plays central role in numerous environmental and climate activites. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) coordinates one of the most complex data networks worldwide, across its 185 Member States and 6 Member Territories. Global Observing System (GOS) and Global Telecommunication System (GTS) and Global Data-processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS) are the backbone of the Wordl Weather Watch (WWW), These three components combined and working together user requeriments will lead to offer the best services. Its Global Observing System collects data from tens satellites, thousands of aircraft and ships, and nearly 10,000 land-based stations, covering the oceans, land-bodies, and the atmosphere. Considering the users requirements, a seamless infrastructure safety and sustainable is needy, in providing high quality observations, safety dissemination and facilitating assimilation and processed into products.
This session aims to facilitate sharing of experiences between environmental and digital communities. In particular, the session will address the question such as: what type of data is used by environmental and climate organisations? What can be done in order to improve sharing of data among countries and other actors? What are potentials for public-private partnerships in dealing with environmental data? How can national and regional regulations affect use of data in ernviornmental and climate fields?

Tag 1: Big Data
Tag 2: Community Networks
Tag 3: Environmental Impact of ICTs

Name(s) of Speaker(s): 
Fernando BELDA, Director of the Observing and Information Systems Department, WMO 
Peiliang SHI, Director of the WMO Information System, WMO
Stephan Bojinski, Scientific Officer, Satellite Utilization and Products Division, WMO Space Programme Office
Dejan Dincic, digital transformation specialist (moderator)

Name of Online Moderator: Barbara Rosen Jacobson
Background Paper:
Past IGF Participation: No
Report Link:
Name: Mr. Fernando BELDA
Organizational Affiliation: WMO

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