Aviation | Events | AeroMetSci Webinars 2022 | RA I and RA VI


Wednesday 8 June 2022 | Online via Zoom

for WMO Regional Associations I (Africa) and VI (Europe)

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Services Commission (SERCOM), in collaboration with the Research Board (RB) Aviation Research and Development Project 2 (AvRDP2), will convene a web-based seminar (‘webinar’) on 8 June 2022, 1100 to 1400 UTC, to showcase some of the latest state-of-the-art scientific and technological advances taking place in aeronautical meteorology in WMO Regional Associations I (Africa) and VI (Europe).

The theme of the webinar is: “Scientific and technological innovation in observation and forecast of severe convection to enable service delivery transformation and improve aviation safety”. 

Webinar Information

The webinar will comprise a blend of pre-recorded video presentations and live panel discussions.

Concept Note (English only)

Information Note for Zoom (English only)

Official Announcement (English only)

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Provisional Programme

8 June 2022 
Time (UTC)
Title (tentative) Speaker Affiliation
1100 Opening remarks Ian LISK President of SERCOM
HHMM Nowcasting significant convection – present and future applications Morné GIJBEN* South African Weather Service (SAWS)
HHMM Deterministic / probabilistic convection forecasting Piers BUCHANAN* UK Met Office (UKMO)
HHMM A case study evaluating the Convective Scale Ensemble Prediction System against pilot reports of clear air turbulence, over South Africa Lauren SMITH South African Weather Service (SAWS)
HHMM Integration of Meteorological Data in the ATM System Caine Mainganya Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), South Africa
HHMM Break    
HHMM Satellite and radar-based nowcasting of convection for aviation Clemens WEIDEMANN Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
HHMM SESAR Deployment convection nowcasting project for Aviation Stephen MOSELEY UK Met Office (UKMO)
HHMM Impact of severe convection to aviation - now and looking into the future Anil PADHRA** and Björn-Rüdiger BECKMANN** UK Met Office (UKMO) & Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
HHMM ICAO and WMO response to user requirements for en-route meteorological hazards Piers BUCHANAN*, Sum Yee (Sharon) LAU* & Matt STRAHAN* UK Met Office (UKMO), Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) & National Weather Service (NWS)
HHMM Airlines future requirements for en-route meteorological hazards Matthieu DURAND-GOBERT Air France on behalf of IATA
1300 Live panel discussion Moderated by Gaborekwe KHAMBULE 1st vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI)
1400 Close of webinar    

*Member of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI) and the Expert Team on Aeronautical Meteorological Hazards Science (ET-MHS)
**Member of the Expert Team on Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Aviation (ET-CCV)

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Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (for free) to attend this webinar. The maximum number of attendees is 1,000.


A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees approximately one week prior to the webinar.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the webinar, please contact the Organizing Committee via email: aviation@wmo.int

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