Third High-Level Session of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-3)

(Europe/Zurich: 20 June 2022, 17:15 - 18:45)
Past event

Geneva, Switzerland

Future of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services:

Evolving Roles and Responsibilities

Event Background

The Open Consultative Platform (OCP) was established on the occasion of the 18th session of the World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) in 2019 as a consultative mechanism for WMO to engage all stakeholders in weather, climate, and water service.  The annual thematic high-level session is conducted, with the participation of public, private, and academic sectors, as part of the programme of the Executive Council or Congress sessions.

Event Details  

The OCP-HL-3 will be conducted in the form of a panel discussion with the participation of WMO President, WMO Secretary-General, WMO Executive Council members, executive officers of private companies, and known scientists. The event will be open to the audience on the Zoom platform and panelists will take questions from the audience both on the venue and through Zoom. The purpose of the event includes:

  • To launch the second OCP White Paper (WP#2) "Future of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services - Evolving Roles and Responsibilities” and reach all stakeholders with key messages in WP#2 to inform their future decisions on institutional, technological, and operational changes.
  • To urge actions in improving legislation, increasing data sharing, uptake of science and technology advancement, adapting operating models, developing capacities and other key aspects which will influence their evolving roles and responsibilities; and 
  • To collect feedback and views of stakeholders on the theme for our future activities.

Simultaneous interpretation into the six WMO official languages will be available.






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WMO Secretary-General, Professor Petteri Taalas (Jan 2016-Dec 2023)
Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
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Gerhard Adrian, President, WMO
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Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO
Elena Manaenkova, Former Deputy Secretary-General, WMO
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Albert Klein Tank, Director, Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services, Met Office
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Alberto Arribas Herranz, Europe Lead for Environment Sustainability Science, Microsoft
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Kai Öistämö, President and CEO, Vaisala
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Yong Yu, Deputy Administrator, China Meteorological Administration (CMA)
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Naoyuki Hasegawa, Director-General, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and Permanent Representative of Japan with WMO
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James Earl Anderson, Vice President of Global Sales, Advanced Environmental Monitoring and Chair of HMEI
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Agnes L. Kijazi, Director-General, Tanzania Meteorological Authority, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania with WMO and Third Vice President of WMO
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Joachim Schug, Head of House and Senior Meteorologist, DTN Switzerland
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Andrew Johnson, CEO and Director of Meteorology, Bureau of Meteorology and Permanent Representative of Australia with WMO
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Jonathan Porter, Senior Vice-President and Chief Meteorologist, AccuWeather
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Gerald Fleming, Moderator
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