Quarterly report: second quarter of 2008 (April-June, 2008)

The main highlight of the second quarter of the year was the organisation of the first SRNWP Advisory Committee (AC) meeting (Budapest, 15-16 May, 2008). The SRNWP Advisory Committee (its members are the leaders of the five European LAM Consortia: ALADIN, COSMO, HIRLAM, LACE and MetOffice) is a new feature of the programme, which aims towards a more efficient support to the Programme Manager from the LAM Consortia. The following main issues were considered during the AC meeting:

After the Advisory Committee meeting intensive email exchange started in order to precisely clarify the role of the Expert Teams in the future scientific networking of SRNWP in general and in the organisation of the next EWGLAM/SRNWP meeting in particular.

The last EUMETNET Council meeting was also dealing with SRNWP-related issues: it accepted the Interoperability programme with the leadership of MetOffice (Programme Manager: Rachel North) and it confirmed the content of the Verification Programme. In the latter case a “Call for Responsible Member” was issued after the Council meeting. The EUMETNET Council also formally confirmed the programme decision of the recent C-SRNWP Programme, therefore the related contracts and invoices were prepared and sent to the members of the Programme.