AWS-TT Action Plan

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Action Plan of the Task Team

No Action Date Remark
0 Overall goal
Draft specification to be developed in time for consideration at November meeting of PBObs and with a view to issuing tender at start of 2009
October 2008
finished end of 2009
final paper announced and published

Note: TTonT will use specifications for call of tender

1 Terms of Reference
To be edited by E-SURFMAR Program Manager
April 2008 Done
2 Communication of Task Team
TT shall use E-SURFMAR VOS-TAG eMail list
E-SURFMAR Program Manager will send eMail to introduce TT
April 2008 Done
3 Cost comparison of existing systems
Chair will ask UK MetOffice for input on cost comparison
Chair will ask members for input on existing systems
April 2008 table published and announced
Version 2 published in November 2008
3a Existing systems
PM to provide link to Julie Fletcher’s SOT list of shipborne AWS currently in use
May 2008 No update since April 2007. Link to the SOT VOS website as soon as an updated list is published by Julie.
4 Matrix "ease of installation"
Chair to create a first version of such a Matrix and send it to TT members for further input
May 2008 table published and announced
5 Matrix "ease of maintenance"
Chair to create a first version of such a Matrix and send it to TT members for further input
May 2008 table published and announced
6 Quality requirements
Chair to ask for input from members and collect these information.
May 2008 eMail has been send, answers pending
7 Timeliness
E-SURFMAR Program Manager to collect requirements
May 2008  
8 Suitability
Chair to collect data concerning which system is suitable for which type of ship
May 2008 table published and announced
9 Height information from GPS
E-SURFMAR Program Manager to collect information about quality of height information
gained from GPS data
May 2008 The height get from GPS data for AWS seems not suitable for air pressure measurement purposes. See details here.
10 Characteristics of AWS "to be"
TT Chair to produce a combined table showing common AWS and sensor characteristics ( e.g. NMEA format ) so that the team can determine a range of sensors that can be defined in the AWS spec (and which will be interchangeable)
May 2008 table published and announced
11 IMMT
Who needs these data?
Members to collect information about "who needs these data what for"
Note: Chair of VOS-TAG has already asked GCCs, answer still pending
May 2008 Pending
12 Wishlist
TT Chair to collect information from members and compile a list from these information
Summer 2008 table published and announced
13 AWS Workshop / second group meeting
Second meeting of AWS Task Team to be held in conjunction with the E-SURFMAR AWS Workshop in Hamburg
Meteo France will organize this with help from DWD.
Autumn 2008 took place in December 2008 in Hamburg
results published and announced
14 Third group meeting
Third meeting of AWS Task Team to be held in conjunction with the E-SURFMAR VOS-TAG 6 meeting in Geneva in 2009
PM and chair will organize.
May 2009 took place in Geneva during VOS-TAG 6
15 Mini meeting
A meeting between the PM, the chair of VOS-TAG, the chair of the TT and KNMI to merge existing documents and to discuss further steps
KNMI and chair will organize.
September 2009 took place in DeBilt early September