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Follow-up table of IAVWOPSG4

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Follow-up table of IAVWOPSG4

    FOLLOW-UP OF IAVWOPSG/4

    CONCLUSIONS (C)

     Status on 12 February 2010 ? = action by the Air Navigation Commission

    ? = action completed

     = pending or not to be completed Note. ? No follow-up will be undertaken on the IAVWOPSG decisions.

     No. and Title/Action Follow-up action deliverable (target/completion date in brackets) 4/2 2 Amendment to the IAVW-related regional procedures in the ANP/FASID ICAO That, the Secretariat forward the IAVW-related regional procedures as shown in Memo sent to ROs Appendix B to this report to the ICAO Regional Offices for processing and onward with updated regional ? transmission to States for comments, as necessary, in view of their early inclusion procedures in the ANP/FASID. (6 November 2008) 4/3 2 Amendment to Annex 3 regarding volcanic ash and toxic chemicals 3 ICAO 7 That, the proposal to amend Annex 3 Meteorological Service for International 9 Included in draft ? Air Navigation given in Appendix C to this report be included as part of Amendment 10 Amendment 75 75 to Annex 3. (30 October 2008) 4/4 7 Amendment to Annex 15 regarding volcanic ash depositions ICAO That, the proposal to amend Annex 15 Aeronautical Information Services given in Included in draft ? Appendix D to this report be included as part of Amendment 36 to Annex 15. Amendment 75 (30 October 2008) 4/5 2 Information required for VAACs to be able to distribute volcanic ash ICAO advisories to selected FIRs only Database provided to That, the Secretariat examine the feasibility for ICAO to: VAAC Toulouse a) provide VAACs with an access to a real-time database describing limits of (23 June 2009) ? FIRs in the world; and Intent met by the b) keep the VAAC informed about the operational AFTN addresses of the continuous update of ? MWOs and ACCs. Doc. 9766 based on info from ROs (24 October 2008) 4/6 2 Provision of volcanic ash training video to States ICAO and VAACs That, E-mail sent to VAACs ? to ensure that a link be a) the Secretariat and the VAACs provide a link on the IAVWOPSG and the provided in their VAACs websites to allow access to the training video on volcanic ash; and websites (28 November 2008) b) the Secretariat inform States and interested international organizations accordingly. ?Cooperation of ICAO ROs requested by IOM (17 December 2008)

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     No. and Title/Action Follow-up action deliverable (target/completion date in brackets) 4/7 2 Standardization of volcanic ash advisories centres web pages VAACs That, VAACs, in providing a web-based interface via the public Internet, be Direct link to VA ? required to give a direct link to a unique webpage that provides information products provided relevant to ICAO volcanic ash products. (30 April 2009) Note 1. The link needs to reside on the front page of each VAAC website; and

    Note 2. The web-based service is in compliance with ICAO Doc 9855, Guidelines

    on the Use of the Public Internet for Aeronautical Applications. 4/8 2 Daily volcano status briefing product Australia, New Zealand, IUGG and That, IATA ? a) the IAVWOPSG Member from Australia, in coordination with the IAVWOPSG Develop the product Members from New Zealand, IUGG and IATA develop further the volcano and prepare progress status briefing product, incorporating user feedback during the process; and report b) prepare a report in time for consideration by the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting.(30 October 2009)

    4/9 2 Fostering implementation of the volcano observatory reporting ICAO That, Draft guidance forwarded to ATB for a) the Secretariat include the guidance material as shown in Appendix E in inclusion in Doc 9161 Doc 9161, Manual on Air Navigation Services Economics (Appendix 3); and ? (12 December 2008) b) the IAVWOPSG Member from Australia, in coordination with the Secretariat and the IUGG member, develop further guidance material on the Australia, ICAO and ? implementation of the Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) for IUGG posting on the website of the World Organization of Volcano Observatories. Developed further Note. The guidance developed under a) will be referenced on the WOVO guidance material website in due course. (30 April 2009) 4/10 3 Testing of the Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) IUGG That, the IUGG Member of the IAVWOPSG ? Test the applicability of a) test the applicability of the VONA to assess its suitability by volcano the VONA and prepare observatories in providing timely information to ACC, MWO, and VAAC; and a progress report b) prepare a report in time for the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting which would: (30 October 2009)

    1) identify areas of potential improvement to the VONA based on the testing conducted;

    2) assess the acceptance of the VONA by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories; and

    3) evaluate the implementation efforts required by volcano observatory worldwide.

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     No. and Title/Action Follow-up action deliverable (target/completion date in brackets) 4/11 3 Need for standard format of the VA advisories and VA SIGMET used for test ICAO purposes That, the Secretariat Guidance material developed and a) develop guidance material regarding the use of a standard format for test circulated ? messages for testing VA advisories and VA SIGMETs; and (30 January 2009) ? b) after circulation to the IAVWOPSG Members include the guidance in the Doc 9766, Handbook on the International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVW) Included in Doc 9766 Operational Procedures and Contact List. (27 February 2009) 4/12 3 Amendment to Annex 3 regarding the requirement to provide volcanic ash ICAO advisories both in alphanumeric and graphical format Included in draft That, Amendment 75 a) the proposal to amend Annex 3 given in Appendix C to the report be (30 October 2008) ? consolidated with other elements of draft Amendment 75 to Annex 3; and Prepare and issue b) the Secretariat amend the guidance material included in Doc 9766, guidance material Handbook on the International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVW) Operational Procedures and Contact List accordingly. (31 October 2010) 4/13 3 Amendment to Annex 3 regarding the possibility of issuance of volcanic ash ICAO advisories without forecast in case of first advisory Included in draft That, Amendment 75 a) the proposal to amend Annex 3, as given in Appendix C, be included with (30 October 2008) ? other elements of draft Amendment 75 to Annex 3; and Prepare guidance b) the Secretariat, in coordination with VAACs, prepare appropriate guidance in material for inclusion in case of first advisory. Doc 9766 (31 October 2010) 4/14 2 Volcanic ash advisory bulletin headers ICAO That, the Secretariat include in Doc 9766, Handbook on the International Airways WMO bulletin headers ? Volcano Watch (IAVW) Operational Procedures and Contact List the list of included in Doc 9766 WMO bulletin headers being used by each VAAC for the volcanic ash advisories. (30 April 2009) 4/15 3 Amendment to Annex 3 of model VAG and related example of alphanumeric ICAO volcanic ash advisory Draft Model VAG That, as part of Amendment 75 to Annex 3, forwarded to WMO a) WMO be invited to replace the Model VAG in Appendix 1 to Annex 3 with the (24 October 2008) example given in Appendix F to this report; and Included in draft ? b) ICAO replace Example A2-1 of the advisory message for volcanic ash in Amendment 75 Appendix 2 to Annex 3 with the example given in Appendix C to this report. (30 October 2008)

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     No. and Title/Action Follow-up action deliverable (target/completion date in brackets) 4/16 3 Review of draft amendments related to model charts concerning volcanic WMO and ICAO ash included in Appendix 1 to Annex 3 The processing of draft That, the IAVWOPSG Member of WMO, in coordination with the Secretariat, amendments to ? review the processing of draft amendments to Appendix 1 to Annex 3 related to Appendix 1 reviewed volcanic ash to ensure an adequate review by WMO CAeM Members. (5 December 2008) 4/17 2 Use of the term “observation” Australia, Canada That the IAVWOPSG Members from Australia, Canada (Rapporteur) and the (Rapporteur), UK and United Kingdom, in coordination with the VAACs, VAACs ? Develop proposal and a) develop a proposal for replacing the term “observation” used in Table A2-1 of prepare progress Annex 3 with a more appropriate term; and report b) report back to the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting. (30 October 2009) 4/18 3 SIGMET guidance material Australia (Rapporteur), That, an ad-hoc working group consisting of Members from Australia (Rapporteur), France, UK, US and France, United Kingdom, United States, and IATA, be tasked to develop guidance IATA ? material related to the reporting of complex volcanic ash events (multiple layers and/or more than one eruption within a FIR) in SIGMET, and SIGMET cancellation. Develop guidance material Note. Annex 3 may have to be subsequently amended. (30 October 2009) 4/19 3 Depiction of ash movement in the graphical volcanic ash SIGMET ICAO That, WMO be invited to replace the Model SVA in Appendix 1 to Annex 3 with the Draft Model VAG example given in Appendix G to this report. forwarded to WMO ? (24 October 2008) 4/20 2 ICAO Recommended practice for “gradual” advisory cessation That, the Secretariat include the following guidance in Section 4.5.1 of Doc 9766, Guidance included in Handbook on the International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVW) Operational Doc 9766 Procedures and Contact List: (27 February 2009) “In the event of a significant, long-lived volcanic eruption cloud no longer being identifiable on satellite imagery, the VAAC may choose to use the following method of gradual advisory cessation:

    ?

    a) extrapolate forecast ash boundaries such that the previous 6, 12 and 18 hours forecasts become the current analysis position, 6 and 12 hour forecasts respectively, with no ash boundary specified for the 18 hour forecast; and

    b) unless that remote sensing or pilot reports suggest there has been an error in these at each issue.”

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     No. and Title/Action Follow-up action deliverable (target/completion date in brackets) 4/21 4 ICAO Guidance to pilots on the detection of sulphur dioxide gas on the flight deck Guidance included in That, Doc 9766 a) the Secretary include the guidance on practices that can be followed by pilots (14 May 2009) on the flight deck regarding the detection of sulphur dioxide gas as given in ? Appendix H to this report for inclusion in Doc 9766, Handbook on the International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVW) Operational Procedures and Contact List; Note. A qualifying statement will be added to indicate that this is an example of a practice and does not necessarily reflect other practices that are used by operators. b) the ad-hoc working group consisting of the IAVWOPSG Member of Australia, Australia, Canada, US, Canada, the United States, IATA and IUGG (Rapporteur), IATA and IUGG (Rapporteur) 1) continue the review of the adequacy of the information in Doc 9766, Handbook on the International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVW) Review the description Operational Procedures and Contact List and Doc 9691, Manual on and background Volcanic Ash, Radioactive Material and Toxic Chemical Clouds information of SO2 in regarding the description and background information on SO2 and Doc 9766 and related volcanic gases and aerosols in the atmosphere; and Doc 9691; prepare a progress report 2) report back to the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting. (30 October 2009) 4/22 4 ICAO Change to volcanic activity report to include the reporting of SO2 That, Included in draft amendment to the to ? a) the volcanic activity report in Appendix 1 to PANS-ATM (Doc 4444), PANS-ATM (Doc 4444) Procedures for Air Navigation Services Air Traffic Management be modified to include the reporting of SO2 as shown in Appendix I to this (30 October 2008) report; VAAC Darwin b) the VAAC Darwin be invited to Collect VAR forms and prepare a progress 1) establish, on a trial basis, a facility for the global collection of the VAR report forms for forwarding to the Smithsonian and the relevant VAACs, and (30 October 2009) 2) report back to the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting; and ICAO c) IATA and IFALPA be invited to inform their members on the availability of the ? Sent a letter to IATA above facility and promote the full use of the VAR form including its and IFALPA dissemination to the VAAC Darwin. (12 December 2008) 4/23 6 Invitation to WMO to reconstitute training sub-group for volcanic ash ICAO That, WMO be invited to: Sent a letter a) reconstitute a training sub-group as agreed at the Fourth International (12 December 2008) Workshop on Volcanic Ash, and ? WMO b) prepare a report for the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting. Prepare a progress report (30 October 2009)

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     No. and Title/Action Follow-up action deliverable (target/completion date in brackets) 4/24 6 Issue of “safe” concentration of volcanic ash ICAO That, a) WMO be invited to further explore the issue of measuring the concentration Sent a letter ? of volcanic ash from the scientific viewpoint; (12 December 2008) IATA, IFALPA and b) the IAVWOPSG Members from IATA and IFALPA, explore the issues related WMO to “safe” concentration of volcanic ash from an industry viewpoint, including the possibility to invite the manufacturers to IAVWOPSG meetings; and Explore “safe” concentration of ash; c) the IAVWOPSG Members from IATA, IFALPA and WMO prepare reports in Prepare a progress time for consideration by the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting. report (30 October 2009) 4/25 6 Evaluation of the results of infrasound projects VAACs Montreal, Toulouse and That, VAACs Montreal, Toulouse and Washington : Washington ? a) continue to assess the feasibility of using infrasound to automatically identify Assess feasibility; ash producing volcanic eruptions; and Prepare a progress report b) prepare a report in time for consideration by the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting. (30 October 2009)

    4/26 7 Guidance on reporting of volcanic ash deposition at aerodromes Argentina, United States and IUGG That, the IAVWOPSG Member of the United States, in collaboration with the ? IAVWOPSG Members of Argentina and IUGG, develop draft guidance for inclusion Develop draft in Doc 9766, Handbook on the International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVW) guidance; Prepare a Operational Procedures and Contact List on how to report ash deposition at an progress report aerodrome for review by the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting. (30 October 2009) Note. Draft guidance will include the format (a sample NOTAM), and frequency of updates of NOTAM related to the volcanic ash deposition at the aerodrome.

    4/27 8 Research on eruption source parameters (ESP) Canada and IUGG That, a) the IAVWOPSG Members from Canada and IUGG: 1) distribute the classification matrix of eruption types with ESP values and the preliminary spreadsheet of volcanoes of the world with default Classification matrix ? eruption type to the IAVWOPSG members, as well as to other scientific distributed experts, for review and comment; and (27 February 2009) Provided the final 2) provide the final product to the Secretariat for inclusion in the ICAO product for inclusion in Doc 9766, Handbook on the International Airways Volcano Watch Doc 9766 (IAVW) Operational Procedures and Contact List, by the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting; and (21 July 2009) b) ICAO express recognition to IUGG and project partners for completing the ? ICAO ESP Project and producing the on-line tools for use by the VAACs. Sent a letter to IUGG (12 December 2008)

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     No. and Title/Action Follow-up action deliverable (target/completion date in brackets) 4/28 9 United Kingdom Draft Nuclear Emergency Message Template That, VAAC London, Implement the template; transmit a) implement the Nuclear Emergency Message Template for informing ACCs info, if necessary, to about the release of radioactive material as given in Appendix J to this report; adjacent ACCs and (31 October 2010)

    b) transmit the Nuclear Emergency Message to adjacent ACCs to which the release took place and subsequently made available, subject to relevant international agreement, through the AFS.

    4/29 11 Development of space weather training material Australia, Canada, That, the IAVWOPSG Members from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United New Zealand, US States (Rapporteur) and WMO be tasked to: (Rapporteur) and ? WMO a) coordinate the development of training material on space weather with Coordinate the emphasis on the description of the impact of space weather on international development of air navigation; and training material; Prepare a progress b) prepare a report in time for consideration by the IAVWOPSG/5 Meeting. report (30 October 2009)

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