Part V - Coordination
|Overal Coordinators |||Time schedule |||Headquarter |||Communicatiion during the IOP|
There will be one briefing per day during IOP days, at 8 UTC.
Assuming an IOP day D.
- At D-2, we may foresee a good window for D day, and be in pre-warning.
- At D-1, an IOP during D day is planned (warning for D day).
- The IOP day D starts with the launch of a radiosounding at 6h UTC (launched at 5h15 UTC) from site 1.
- Between 6 and 8 UTC, products available on the BOC are used to make the forecast for the day, and next 3 days (see previous section part IV about forecast).
- At 8 UTC, the briefing is taking place at site 1.
- The briefing starts with a forecast, and continues with the report on the functioning of the continuous observations. Discussions follow on the planned IOP. The decision is confirmed (from the night before) to operate intensive observations during this day D. The flight missions for aircraft, UAS and tethered-balloons are defined, with an accurate time schedule for all of them. This defines the time and space area of exploration of each type of spaceship, and separate them in time and/or space.
- from 9 UTC to 10 UTC, the aircraft, UAS and tethered-balloons are separately defining more accurately their flight plan, given the mission defined during the briefing.
- from 10 to 13 UTC: lunch and preparation of the afternoon operations