Working Group on Meteorology (WG-M)
In order to coordinate efforts in the implementation of various programmes and activities related to meteorology with the aim to better support the socio-economic development process in the PTC region and to help accomplish the strategic goals and objectives as mentioned under the Meteorological Component of the Coordinated Technical Plan of the WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC) for the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, the PTC has established the Working Group on Meteorology (WGM) as decided during 39th Session of PTC (Myanmar, 5-9 March, 2012) with the following Terms of Reference and operational modalities.
Terms of Reference
The WGM will promote cooperation among the Members in the implementation of various programmes and activities under the Meteorological Component of the PTC’s Coordinated Technical Plan with the aim to support the socio-economic development process and enhance cooperation among the Members in all the five major components towards this end. The WGM is expected to advise and assist the PTC in:
The WGM consists of the following members:
The PTC invites WMO and ESCAP to continue their involvement in the work of WG-M. The PTC also requests the other concerned agencies to participate in the activities of WGM. The term of service on the WGM is 1 year, which shall be automatically extended for similar durations unless modified or terminated by the PTC.
In view of the limited financial resources of the PTC Trust Fund, the WG-M is expected to perform its work through email and other means. The WGM shall hold meeting during the annual Session of PTC. The WG-M members, however, may also meet during the inter-sessional period, if so necessary.
The Chairperson of the WGM is required to report to the PTC on overall progress in the implementation of the Meteorological Component of the Coordinated Technical Plan as well as on the activities with regards to the AOP for meteorology through the PTC Secretariat to the PTC Chairperson and the PTC Members for their consideration under the framework of the PTC. This report may also include recommendations related to priority activities to be undertaken in the coming years.