Report of the Tenth GCOS Reference Upper Air Network Implementation and Coordination Meeting (GRUAN ICM-10) Potsdam, Germany 23-27 April 2018
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
- Last version
The meeting opened with the welcome of Franz Berger, director of the Lindenberg Observatory. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of GRUAN, an official address to the ICM 10 was organized. Martina Münch, in her function of Brandenburg’s minister for Science, Research and Culture, officially welcomed the participants to the ICM 10. Transcripts of her speech can be found in Annex 1.
Markus Rex, head of the Climate Sciences, Atmospheric physics of the Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI), gave an official welcome and an introduction message underlining the main activities of AWI. AWI operates research and observations stations in both Arctic and Antarctic and is a strong supporter of GRUAN. Ny Alesund was the first certified GRUAN station.
Paul Becker, vice-president of the German Meteorological Service (DWD) presented the main activities of DWD and the strong collaboration existing between Germany and GCOS. Transcripts of his speech can be found in Annex 1.
Peter Thorne, Chair of GRUAN and member of the Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate (AOPC), presented a brief history of GRUAN and how it has evolved over the past 10 years.