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Important Links

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Links to ICAO Paris Resources

A lot of documents and information can be found on the website of the ICAO-EUR/NAT office in Paris. The following table provides direct links to the most important documents for the DMG.

Short Description Explanation
EUR ICAO Doc. 018 Direct link to the bibel of the DMG, the EUR OPMET Data Managment Handbook (EUR Doc. 018). In this document you will find a description of the whole EUR-RODEX system, including all the procedures developed and used by the DMG.
EUR ICAO Doc. 014 Direct link to the EUR SIGMET and AIRMET Guide (EUR Doc. 014). It describes in detail the responsibilities as well as the format to be used for SIGMET and AIRMET messages, including all the abbreviations which can be used. One can also find a list all SIGMET and AIRMET headers used in the EUR-region as well as special guidelines for reporting geographical coordinates.
EUR ICAO Doc. 033 Direct link to the Guidelines for the Implementation of OPMET Data Exchange using IWXXM in the EUR Region (EUR Doc. 033). This document gives some background information on IWXXM and also informs about the differences between the actual TAC-data and the future IWXXM-data exchange.
EUR ICAO Doc. 7754 The EUR electronic Air Navigation Plan (EUR eANP Doc. 7754) consist of three Volumes.
    Volume I: contains stable plan elements whose amendment necessitates approval by the Council such as the assignment of responsibilities to States for the provision of aerodrome and air navigation facilities and services in accordance with Article 28 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Doc 7300)
    Volume II: contains dynamic plan elements material related to the assignment of responsibilities to States for the provision of aerodrome and air navigation facilities and services and the current to medium term mandatory regional requirements related to aerodrome and air navigation facilities and services to be implemented by States in accordance with regional air navigation agreements involving the relevant PIRG. The amendment of these elements does not require approval by the Council.
    Volume III: contains dynamic/flexible plan elements providing implementation planning guidance for air navigation systems and their modernization taking into consideration emerging programmes such as the ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) and associated technology roadmaps described in the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) (Doc 9750). The ANP Volume III would also include appropriate additional guidance, particularly with regard to implementation, to complement the material contained in the ANP Volumes I and II. The amendment of Volume III would not require approval by the Council (approval of Part II is under the responsibility of the relevant PIRG).
TAC to IWXXM translation service request form In case a NOC is not in the position to provide national OPMET data in IWXXM (required by ANNEX 3 from November 2020 onwards) this form may be used to request the service to be performed by the responsible ROC.
List of signed TAC to IWXXM translation service agreements A list, hosted on the ICAO Paris web-site, about all actual signed TAC to IWXXM translation service agreements.
Usage of ii in Bulletin Headers Information about the recommended use of ii in WMO abbreviated headings depending on the exchange (global, regional, bilateral,...).
EUR/NAT SIGMET Test Focal Points Co-ordinated list of focal points for the yearly Warning Monitoring excercise.
EUR SIGMET and AIRMET Headers Co-ordinated list of operationally used headers for SIGMET and AIRMET in the EUR-region.
EUR Special AIREP Headers Co-ordinated list of operationally used headers for Special AIREPs (ARS) in the EUR-region.
EUR GAMET exchange for LLF Co-ordinated inventory on regional exchange of GAMET and graphical products to support low-level flights

Other Documents

The following table provides some more useful information which is not hosted on the ICAO Paris website.

Short Description Explanation
Coding/Decoding the Abbreviated Header This link leads you to the WMO-website where you can find information on how to code & decode a bulletin header (addreviated header). It is part of the WMO 386 (Manual on the GTS).
IWXXM-2 WIKI In this Wiki, provided by WMO, you can find details about IWXXM 2.0. Besides a change record and links to the registry, you will also find tutorials for the supported data types.
IWXXM Google Group You have specific questions in regard to IWXXM for which you need an expert. This Google-group is the right place to go to.