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Expert Team on Waves and Coastal Hazards Forecasting Systems (ETWCH)

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Terms of Reference

The Expert Team on Waves and Coastal Hazards Forecasting Systems shall:

  1. Provide advice to Members/Member States on the development of real time operational forecast capability for wind waves and, storm surge, as part of marine multi-hazard warning systems, to enhance their capacities to issue more accurate, consistent and timely operational forecast products;

  2. Develop a component of the Global Framework for Climate Services for coastal inundation forecasting and warning, through relevant demonstration projects as well as through continuous work to establish a storm surge climatology by coordinating relevant activities of Members / Member States;

  3. Develop technical advice and guidance material on wind wave and storm surge modelling, forecasting and service provision as part of marine multi-hazard warning systems, including coastal inundation modelling, forecasting and risk assessment, and provide assistance and support to Members/Member States as required;

  4. Provide advice to Members / Member States on the development of capability to provide marine multi-hazard warning services, with special attention to Least Developed Countries and Small Islands Developing States, through capacity development activities;

  5. Ensure effective coordination and cooperation with other WMO and appropriate Global Ocean Observing System bodies, particularly on requirements for, and implementation of, wind wave and storm surge data, products and services.

As a general principle, these terms of reference will be implemented through specific, defined, time-limited projects.

General Membership

The Membership will consist of a core membership of up to eight members, four each representing the subject areas of waves, storm surges, and coastal hazards, including the chairperson, selected to ensure an appropriate range of expertise in both areas.

Additional experts may be invited as appropriate, representative of a range of activities related to wind waves, storm surges and coastal hazards, including coastal inundation, on a self-funded basis, and in general with no resource implications to JCOMM

People in Expert Team on Waves and Coastal Hazards Forecasting Systems (ETWCH)

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Kevin HORSBURGH (leader)
Head of Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
NERC National Oceanography Centre, UK
core member, Chair United Kingdom
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
member Netherlands (The)
Manager, National Lab for Marine and Coastal Meteorology
Environment Canada - Atlantic
member Canada
Research Scientist
Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne
member Australia
Assoc. Prof. Senior Researcher
National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology ,...
member Bulgaria
Research Scientist
Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación...
member Mexico
Met Office
member United Kingdom
Senior Scientist
National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences,...
member Italy
Fujiang YU
Deputy Director
National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center / State...
member China
core member, Vice-chair Canada

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