Expert Team on Disaster Risk Reduction (ETDRR)

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 Terms of Reference





      1. Act as a focal point for WMO, IOC and for JCOMM for technical advice concerning all coastal and marine hazards in support of the WMO Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Roadmap, and relevant IOC Programmes.

      2. Support the activities of the WMO DRR Focal Points for Regional Associations, Technical Commissions and Technical Programs (DRR FP RA-TC-TP), IOC TOWS-WG, and IOC Intergovernmental Coordination Groups for Tsunami (and other coastal hazards) and provide the JCOMM representation to that group;

      3. Promote and disseminate technical advice and guidance on wind wave, storm surge, and tsunami forecasting as part of coastal multi-hazard warning systems, in support of the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030 and in support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);

      4. Provide assistance, advice and - where appropriate - capacity development to Member States, and in particular developing countries and Small Island Developing States, on all issues of coastal and marine hazards and improved multi-hazard forecasting systems, including supporting efforts to develop effective regional multi-hazard early warning systems;

      5. Coordinate, steer and initiate actions both within IOC and WMO and also with other international drivers to provide a coherent approach to coastal and marine hazard DRR;

      6. Support other international bodies (e.g. Global Framework for Climate Services, Global Ocean Observing System) through the provision of advice and recommendations concerning the observation, interpretation and projection of coastal and marine hazards;

      7. Liaise and coordinate with the other Expert Teams of the Services and Forecasting Systems Programme Area (SFSPA), other task teams within WMO, and the WMO Disaster Risk Reduction Services Division on all aspects of coastal and marine hazards with relevance to DRR.




The Expert Team will support IOC and WMO requirements through its expert capability and also – where appropriate – through specific, measurable and achievable time-limited projects.

Membership


The membership will consist of a core membership of up to eight members, with a range of technical expertise and will maintain a global geographical and gender representation. There will be chairperson, and ideally at least one member will have experience of social science issues in a DRR context. Additional experts may be invited as appropriate, on a self-funded basis, and in general with no resource implications to JCOMM.

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