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CIFDP-B Phase 2 Implementation kickoff

Event Type Meeting
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2013-05-28 - End: 2013-05-30
Location Bangladesh Meteorological Department, Bangladesh Meteorological Department Abhawa Bhaban Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of the Meeting [JCOMM-MR-105]
The Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project (CIFDP: http://www.jcomm.info/CIFDP) aims to demonstrate how integrated coastal inundation forecasting and warnings can be improved and effectively coordinated by the NMHSs. The implementation of national sub-projects is supported by WMO Secretariat, for JCOMM and for CHy. The Bangladesh sub-project, CIFDP-B, is the first national sub-project that is being successfully implemented, and is launching the Phase 2 (system implementation) with this kick-off / system design meeting. The main purpose was to select and finalize the modelling system needed for required coastal inundation simulation, and to agree on the mode of implementation for Phase 2. Main outcomes from the meeting are as follows:
  • Agreed on the system design (see here);
  • Agreed on the designation of “system developer” who will lead and carry out the technical development/implementation together with the National Coordination Team (NCT) for Bangladesh. Dr S.H.M Fakruddin (Bangladesh) was proposed by the CIFDP Steering Group (PSG) as system developer, which was agreed by BMD and NCT;
  • Based on the system design, agreed on the detailed workplan for Phase 2 (see here);
  • Definitive National Agreement was reaffirmed by all NCT;
  • User requirements for Bangladeshi Coastal Inundation Forecasting (CIF) were discussed and updated.
The following points should be noted, in the CIFDP context:
  • Significant improvement was noted in the Bangladeshi national coordination. All national stakeholders including Department for Disaster Management (DDM), Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP), Navy and Coastguard are in agreement, and setting priority on the CIFDP-B implementation and associated collaboration. The NCT, particularly BMD, has grown its understanding and capabilities to carry out required work for CIFDP-B implementation.
  • JMA agreed to continue its support for CIFDP-B implementation, by technology transfer for storm surge/wave modelling and necessary data stream, through experts’ engagement. RSMC-TC (India Meteorological Department) and INCOIS also reaffirmed their support;
  • Further collaboration was sought between the BMD / NCT and Bangladesh Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FF&WC). It was agreed that the collaboration at the technical level could be made immediately for Phase 2 implementation.


Pre-sessional Information

[Purpose of the Meeting]
  • To confirm the system implementation approach and the forecasting system setup as defined in the updated Implementation Plan.
  • Based on the final requirements, technical specifications will be updated and detailed (i.e. describing concretely the links to data, software, models, hardware, and communication platforms).
[Expected Outcome]
  • Summary report of the meeting, including the documented summary, pros/cons of "considered” models and tools
  • Bangladesh Coastal Inundation Forecasting System specification (including agreed selection of models and approach for development)
    • Selection of forecasting modelling system needed for required coastal inundation simulation in Bangladesh (e.g. meteorological input including hurricane/tropical cyclone and rainfall, ocean modelling including storm surges, hydrological and hydraulic modelling). It is essential that model interconnectivity, inter-changeability, and flexibility for later integration of advanced/upgraded modules into the forecasting system be maintained during the development of the initial system.
  • User requirement document (updated) and communication plan
  • Updated CIFDP-B Project Plan
  • WMO Secretariat, for organization of the meeting and financial support for international participation
  • PSG, for review of planning process and preparation/review of the system design, and finalizing the system specification
  • PSG and expert on user consultation, for finalizing user requirements and communication plan
  • BMD, for ensuring the involvement of forecasters and focal points
  • NCT (led by BMD) , for local organization of the meeting, and for coordination of the participation of the key NCT members representing national stakeholders

Web site http://www.jcomm.info/CIFDP-B-P2
Keywords Services, SPA, SFSPA, ETWS, ETWCH, storm surge, wave, inundation, CB, coast

Event Entered By Boram LEE
Organisers Val SWAIL
Donald RESIO
Staff Boram LEE





Group(s): JCOMM
Created: 2011-12-15 17:35:23
Last Updated: 2013-09-18 16:58:25