EUR Data Management Group

DMG Terms of Reference

Each year, at the METG-meeting in September, the Terms of References are reviewed and captured in the report. Besides the ToR, also the Work Programm for the next year is reviewed, updated and agreed upon. Those two items can be found on this page.

Terms of Reference and Composition as agreed by METG/26


EUR Bulletin Management Group (BMG) replaced by EUR Data Management Group (METG Decision 20/06 refers, METG/20 held from 6-10 Sep 2010 in Paris)


The Data Management Group of the METG (DMG) was established by METG to optimize and manage OPMET data distribution within the EUR Region as well as interregional OPMET distribution to and from the EUR Region.

Composition of the DMG

One to two experts from

Note: a limited number of experts from States beyond those listed may at times be necessary to support complex DMG activities. MID ROC Jeddah and back-up ROC Bahrain are encouraged to participate in DMG meetings, when deemed necessary.

Work Programm of the DMG

Ref. Title/Brief description Deliverables Milestone/Target Date
1 EUR OPMET data management updates i) Provide updates EUR OPMET data / reports bulletins on a monthly basis at AIRAC dates, insertion, deletion of bulletins and reports. Recurrent Task
ii) Publication of OPMET data in accordance with the required procedures; Recurrent Task
iii) Maintain and update a Database for agreed exchanged non AOP aerodromes data; and Recurrent Task
iv) Conduct standard monitoring of OPMET data (including issuance and reception of normal and VA SIGMET, regular and irregular data) and report results in accordance with the required procedures. Recurrent Task
2 Addressing of EUR and non-EUR OPMET data i) Manage and co-ordinate overall EUR Region addressing scheme for both regional and interregional OPMET data; Recurrent Task
ii) Initiate Action Plans to obtain data to meet defined requirements (OPMET data for AOP aerodromes maintained in eANP Volume II Table MET II-2 and OPMET data for non-AOP aerodromes maintained by DMG - method to be determined); and Recurrent Task
iii) Coordinate with the States, ICAO Regional Office and other ICAO regions (through the Regional Office) on activities required to improve interregional exchange of data and provide a report to METG. METG/27
3 Report on performance indices for OPMET data i) Implement Performance Indices for availability and timeliness of OPMET data for AOP aerodromes on AFTN and SADIS and identify deficiencies in reception and delivery of data. Report results to METG and SADISOPSG; METG/27
ii) Assist MET Service providers in the EUR region, by implementing the appropriate tools to present indices about timeliness and availability, and by monitoring deficiencies in delivery of OPMET data including format/coding compliance and report to METG. METG/27
iii) Provide lists of systematically wrong formatted /coded OPMET data through PHP, provide a report and coordinate with the respective ICAO Regional Office on maintaining a list of OPMET related deficiencies for AOP aerodromes. METG/27
4 RODEX Complete the RODEX as defined within the remaining Project Work Packages, including:
i) Study possible foreseen improvements, prerequisites, technical and documentation changes to be in place prior to a possible creation of a new ROC for some PT/EAST States and report back to METG METG/27
ii) ROC Contingency arrangements; METG/27
iii) Provide update to the RODC System Design Specification and to the EUR OPMET Handbook, including timers used for data validation; Recurrent Task
iv) Conduct feasibility study for the implementation of RODC; METG/27
v) Provide a progress report on RODEX catalogue and on ROC backup procedures METG/27
5 SWIM i) To support the implementation of IWXXM including the maintenance of EUR DOC 033 (Guidelinesfor the implementation of OPMET Data Exchange Using IWXXM in the EUR region). Take into consideration input from WG/MIE and IMP and coordinate with other regional (e.g. AFSG) and inter-regional groups. METG/27
ii) Initial IWXXM implementation emphasis will be placed in the EUR Region on States hosting ROCs/RODBs. Progress report to be provided to EUR METG. METG/27
iii) Using IWXXM survey result, participate in the development of a regional implementation plan which may include regional/interregional workshop(s); METG/27
iv) Provide update of EUR Doc 033 and EUR Doc 018 to EUR METG. Recurrent Task
v) Follow SWIM deleopments from WG/MIE Recurrent Task