Aviation | Events | AeroMetSci Webinars 2022 | RA III and RA IV


Thursday 9 June 2022 | Online via Zoom

for WMO Regional Associations III (South America) and IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)

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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 9 June 2022, 1600 to 1900 UTC to showcase some of the latest state-of-the-art scientific and technological advances taking place in aeronautical meteorology in WMO Regional Associations III (South America) and IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean).

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. Simultaneous interpretation into English and Spanish will be provided during the webinar.

Concept Note (English only)

Information Note for Zoom (English only)

Official Announcement - English version | Spanish version

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Provisional Programme

9 June 2022 
Time (UTC)
Title (tentative) Speaker Affiliation
1600 Opening remarks Ian LISK President of SERCOM
HHMM Ensemble Prediction of Convective Hazards Dr Ken STONE US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
HHMM Global Synthetic Weather Radar Haig ISKENDERIAN Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Lincoln Labs
HHMM Polygons as Input and Output of a Digital Forecasting System Heather REEVES US National Severe Storms Lab (NSSL)
HHMM Severe Convective Development associated with the Low Level Easterly Jet Kathy-Ann CAESAR* Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)
HHMM Detecting Clouds associated with jet engine ice crystal icing Julie HAGGERTY US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
HHMM Evaluation of Microphysics Schemes in the WRF-ARW Model for Low-Level Wind Shear Forecasts in Jose Marti International Airport: Study Cases of Convective Storms Patricia COLL-HIDALGO Oficina Principal y de Vigilancia Meteorologica, Empresa Cubana de Navegacion Aerea (Cuba)
HHMM Impact of severe convection to aviation - now and looking into the future David BIEGER** National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
HHMM ICAO and WMO response to user requirements for en-route meteorological hazards Piers BUCHANAN***, Sum Yee (Sharon) LAU*** and 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
1800 Live panel discussion Moderated by Kent JOHNSON 2nd vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI)
1900 Close of webinar    

*Member of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI) and the Expert Team on Education, Training and Competency (ET-ETC)

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


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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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