Having a stable and well-performing infrastructure is the foundation to build weather and climate services. The infrastructure of the observation production chain is particularly important as most of the other weather and climate services depend upon the quality of observations.
MET Norway investigates and documents the current state of the observation infrastructure at our sister organisations and starts to explore the tasks needed to improve the infrastructure to comply with WMO standards and to support improvements in a variety of different services.
In several of the capacity building projects, Diana is used as a tool for visualising meteorological data. There are several different data sources available for combined visualisation in Diana (several numerical weather models, observations from the Global Telecommunication System (GTS), and some satellite images). The forecasters would benefit from more data, especially higher-resolution satellite imagery and radar images. IT experts often would benefit from more training in using configuration management, especially for configuration of computers outside the main offices.