The Meteorology Panel (METP)


Following the reorganization of the Secretariat and the panel structure of ICAO in 2014, the Meteorology Panel (METP) was established at the fifth meeting of the 197th session of Air Navigation Commission (ANC 197-5) held on 30 September 2014. The panels of the ANC are technical groups of the qualified experts formed by the ANC. The purpose of a panel is to address specific problems or develop standards for the planned evolution of air navigation within specified timeframes which cannot be advanced within the ANC or established resources of the Secretariat. The primary responsibility of the METP is to define and elaborate concepts and to develop ICAO provisions for aeronautical meteorological (MET) services consistent with operational improvements envisioned by the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) (Doc 9750) and in keeping with the Working Arrangements between the International Civil Aviation Organization and the World Meteorological Organization (Doc 7475).

Scope and Objectives

The METP shall collaboratively determine operational requirements for aeronautical MET service provision as an enabling function for a future globally interoperable air traffic management system and identify solutions, in coordination with WMO, to effectively and efficiently fulfil the requirements through sound scientific and/or technological capabilities.The METP shall conduct its work in keeping with the following objectives:

  1. to define and elaborate concepts for aeronautical MET service provision consistent with the identified operational requirements, including the functions and processes necessary to provide quality-assured, cost-effective aeronautical MET services and information supporting the future globally interoperable air traffic management system through system-wide information management (SWIM);
  2. to identify the scientific and/or technological capabilities necessary to fulfil the identified operational requirements;
  3. to develop and/or maintain ICAO Provisions necessary for meteorological service for international air navigation;
  4. to develop and/or maintain aeronautical MET integration roadmaps (or similar) that provide transition strategies for aeronautical MET services and information consistent with the GANP; and
  5. to develop proposals fostering interoperability through appropriate collaborative arrangements for global, multi-regional, regional, sub-regional and national/local MET systems and services.

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