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Transcript
Providing Meteorological Services to
the Canadian Armed Forces through
Network-based Services
18 Aug 2014
Martha Anderson
Director, Meteorology and Oceanography
UNCLASSIFIED
Overview
 The CF Weather and Oceanographic Service
 Network-based weather services:
 Interactive delivery
 Self-serve
Canadian Forces Weather &
Oceanographic Service
MISSION STATEMENT
The Canadian Forces Weather & Oceanographic Service
(CFWOS) provides specialized meteorological & oceanographic
(METOC) information for strategic, operational and tactical
advantage on a global scale.
VISION
To be an integral component of CF Command & Control (C2)
and Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) initiatives,
providing leading edge global METOC services to decision
makers and operators.
Military MetOc Support Principles
 “one operation, one forecast”
 Environment Canada, host nation or coalition lead
nation forecasts to be used wherever possible
 CF Weather Office web site provides common suite
of information
Components of METOC Support for
Operations / Exercises
1.
Climate data for planning
2.
Daily support in-theatre
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•
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•
•
3.
weather observations
Weather forecasts and warnings
Information on impact of environment on capabilities
Advice to intelligence and targeting
Other environmental information (floods, forest fires, space weather)
Delivery / Dissemination
•
Remote weather briefing or on-site
CFWOS Services:
Forecasting and
Briefing
Haiti
Gulf of Aden
CFWOS Transformation Project
 Joint Met Centre – CFB Gagetown, NB
• Met Tech teams prepare for deployment
• On-the-job training for briefing and forecasting
• Centralized briefing
• Centralized forecast production
• Development work on products, techniques and
tools
 MetOc Centres – Halifax, NS and Esquimalt, BC
• Briefing and forecasting, for fleet and regional
commanders
• Oceanographic programme
Joint Met Center:
Building Extension Completed 2013
Remote Brief Capability
Connects weather expert to users on
three internal networks (unclassified
and classified)
deliver interactive information via
videoconference, web cams, webinars,
teleconference, and chat.
Remote Briefing Capability
EC FORECASTS
GLOBAL
INFO
GLOBAL
INFO
Ongoing Intranet
Service Initiatives
 Google Earth MetOc
layers
Download Capabilities
Ongoing Intranet
Service Initiatives
MetOc NWP datasets for classified
decision support systems
NITES 2 Redesign (N2R) workstation
from USN, to serve fields to the Global
Command and Control System map,
plus other METOC applications
Under Consideration …
OGC web services
MetOcIce Data Warehouse
Connect DND users to CMC GeoMet
Ensemble Prediction System probability
products
Improved Impact Matrix presentation
ARMY / AIR
NATO WEATHER IMPACT CHART
Area of Interest
CFB KINGSTON
Valid Period (Next 48 hours)
130800Z APR 12 to 140800Z APR 12
Impacted Resources
0800-1200
1200-1600
1600-2000
2000-0000
0000-0400
0400-0800
Air Defense
C
C
C
C
Para Drop
W
W
W
W
W
W
Air (Fixed)
TB
TB
TB
TB
TB
TB
NBC Chemical
W
W
W
W
W
W
Intelligence
C
C
C
C
C
C
Vehicular Movement
Dismounted Movement
Artillery
Air (Helo)
Tact Airlift (Fixed)
Weather Keys
V-Visibility T – Temperature C – Ceilings P – Precipitation W – Wind
W/C – Windchill SD – Snow Depth I – Icing TB – Turbulence
NO IMPACT
Moderate
Impact
Effectiveness reduced
to 25% – 75%
Severe
Impact
Effectiveness
reduced to 0-25%
User Perceptions and Practices
 Generation gap on interactive and selfIntranet service adaptation levels
 “pretty = accurate” even if the source
is less credible
Questions?
Martha Anderson
Director Meteorology and Oceanography
[email protected]
613-996-3648