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Evaluation of Research and Development, Production and Monitoring in Support of Weather Prediction

January 2011

Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed
March 2010
Report sent for management response
September 2010
Management response received
October 2010
Report completed
November 2010
Report approved by Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC)
January 2011

Acronyms used in this report

ADM
Assistant Deputy Minister
ASTD
Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate
CESD
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
CIOB
Chief Information Officer Branch
CMC
Canadian Meteorological Centre
CMAC
Canadian Meteorological Aviation Centre
CMOS
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
CPOP
Comité des passes opérationnelles et parallèles
DEC
Departmental Evaluation Committee
DG
Director General
DPR
Departmental Performance Report
EC
Environment Canada
HR
Human resources
IM/IT
Information management and information technology
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
IT
Information Technology
MEPIC
Meteorological and Environmental Predictions Innovation Committee
MPSD
Major Projects and Supercomputing Directorate
MRD
Meteorological Research Division
MSC
Meteorological Service of Canada
NWP
Numerical weather prediction
OAG
Office of the Auditor General
OPG
Outcome Project Group
PAA
Program activity architecture
PWEMP
Public Weather and Environmental Management Program Committee
R&D
Research and development
RPP
Report on Plans and Priorities
QMS
Quality Management System
S&TB
Science and Technology Branch
STT
Science transfer and training
TTAC
Technology Transfer Advisory Committee
WEO
Weather and Environmental Operations Directorate
WEPS
Weather and Environmental Prediction and Services Directorate
WES
Weather and environmental services
WMO
World Meteorological Organization

Acknowledgements

The Evaluation Project Team would like to thank those individuals who contributed to this project, particularly members of the Evaluation Committee as well as all interviewees who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation.

The Evaluation Project Team was led by Martine Perrault, under the direction of the Environment Canada Evaluation Director, Shelley Borys, and included Michael Callahan, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Katheryne O’Connor, Valeria Pandelieva, Susan Wharton, Dan Wright and Adrienne Yuen from the Environment Canada Evaluation Division, and Steve Montague from Performance Management Network Inc.

Prepared by the Evaluation Division, Audit and Evaluation Branch

 
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