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- Link to 2019 SG-RFC meeting 05-07 March 2019, Toulouse (France)
- Link to 2018 SG-RFC meeting 12-15 Feb 2018, Hawaii (USA)
- Link to Joint ITU/WMO Seminar on Radio Spectrum 23-24 October, 2017, ITU , Geneva
- Link to 2017 SG-RFC meeting 24-27 Jan 2017, Geneva
- Link to 2016 SG-RFC meeting Cancelled
- Link to 2015 SG-RFC meeting 22-25 Sep 2015, Payerne, Switzerland
- Link to 2014 SG-RFC- 2nd meeting 17-19 Nov 2014, Geneva
- Link to 2014 SG-RFC meeting 11-13 March 2014, Boulder, Colorado. USA
- Link to 2013 SG-RFC meeting 22-25 January 2013, Ottawa, Canada
- Link to 2011 SG-RFC meeting 03-05 October 2011, Geneva
- Link to 2010 SG-RFC meeting 18-20 January 2011, Geneva
- Link to 2009 SG-RFC meeting September 2009, Geneva
- Link to 2008 SG-RFC meeting July 2008, Brasilia
- Link to 2007 SG-RFC meeting January 2007, Boulder
- Link to 2006 SG-RFC meeting March 2006, Geneva
NMHS Guide to participation in Radio Frequency Coordination (WMO No 1159)The Guide to participation in Radio Frequency Coordination is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese.
World Radio Communication Conference 2019WRC-19 WMO Position Paper English
WMO Radio Frequency Strategy developmentWMO Strategy for Radiofrequency Coordination English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese
WMO/ITU Handbooks (WMO- No. 1197)
- Use of radio spectrum for meteorology: weather, water and climate monitoring and prediction is available in all official UN languages
Terms of Reference
- Keep under review allocations of radio-frequency bands and assignments of radio-frequencies to meteorological activities for operational requirements (telecommunications, instruments, sensors, etc.) and research purposes, in close coordination with other technical commissions, especially CIMO and the CBS/OPAG on IOS;
- Coordinate with WMO Members, with the assistance of the WMO Secretariat, to:
- Ensure the proper notification and assignment of frequencies used for meteorological purpose;
- Determine their future use of the radio spectrum for meteorological purpose;
- Keep abreast of the activities of the Radio-communication Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R), and in particular of the Radio-communication Study Groups, on frequency matters pertaining to meteorological activities, and represent WMO in ITU-R work;
- Prepare and coordinate proposals and advice to WMO Members on radio-regulation matters pertaining to meteorological activities with a view to ITU Radio-communication Study Groups, Radio-communication Assembly, World Radio-communication Conferences and related regional/global preparatory meetings;
- Facilitate the coordination between WMO Members for the use of frequency bands allocated to meteorological activities with respect to:
- Coordination of frequency use/assignments between countries;
- Coordination of frequency use/assignments between various radio communication services (e.g. meteorological aids and data collection platforms (DCPs)) sharing the same band;
- Facilitate the coordination of WMO with other international organizations which address radio spectrum planning, including specialized organizations (e.g. CGMS, the Space Frequency Coordination Group (SFCG) and regional telecommunication organizations, such as the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT), the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), and the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT));
- Assist WMO Members, upon request, in the ITU coordination procedure of frequency assignment for radio-communication systems sharing a frequency band with meteorological radio communication systems.
- Requirements registration form for new observing systems (Space Wx)
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