SAG Meeting (April 7-8, 2017)

7-8 April 2017
WMO HeadQuarters, Geneva, Switzerland, Room Lake 6 (on 6th floor)
Tentative Agenda

The annual meeting of the WMO GAW Urban Research Meteorology and Environment (GURME) Science Advisory Group (SAG) will be held at WMO in Geneva, Switzerland on 7 – 8 April 2017.

The main objective of the GURME SAG meeting is to overview the current status of SAG activities and its Pilot Projects, contribute to the WMO Urban cross-cutting focus (Res. 68 Cg-17), evaluate new applications, initiate new projects and elaborate the SAG further working plans (based on the GAW IP).

The GURME SAG continues focusing on the development of models and associated research activities to enhance the capabilities of the NMHSs in providing urban-environmental forecasting and air quality services of high quality, illustrating the linkages between meteorology and air quality. In support of the WMO’s integrated urban services initiative and the creation of the SAG-Apps, the GURME SAG’s focus is now centered on models and applications applicable to describe the urban environment and how these environments interact with the regional and global scales.

GURME SAG Web-sites:



  • GURME SAG members: Gufran Beig (IITM), Heinke Schluenzen (U of Hamburg), Jhoon Kim (U of Yonsei), Luisa Molina (MIT/Molina Centre), Pablo Saide (UCAR), Paulo Saldiva (U. Sao Paulo), Sue Grimmond (U of Reading), Jianguo Tan (CMA-Shangai), Veronique Bouchet (Env. Canada - Chair)
  • Ex-officio: Matthew Hort (UKMET) APP-SAG
  • WMO Secretariat: Alexander Baklanov
  • Observer: Ranjeet Sokhi (U of Hertfordshire)


Agenda (PDF)