Aviation | Events | 2022 | AeroMetSci Webinars | 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), convened 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 was: “Scientific and technological innovation in observation and forecast of severe convection to enable service delivery transformation and improve aviation safety”. 

Webinar Information

The webinar comprised 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
1105 Nowcasting significant convection – present and future applications
Abstract  |  Presentation
Morné GIJBEN* South African Weather Service (SAWS)
1118 Deterministic / probabilistic convection forecasting
Abstract  |  Presentation
Piers BUCHANAN* UK Met Office (UKMO)
1130 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)
1143 Integration of Meteorological Data in the ATM System
Abstract  |  Presentation
Caine MAINGANYA Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), South Africa
1155 Break
1158 Satellite and radar-based nowcasting of convection for aviation
Abstract  |  Presentation
Clemens WEIDEMANN Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
1210 SESAR Deployment convection nowcasting project for Aviation
Abstract  |  Presentation
Stephen MOSELEY UK Met Office (UKMO)
1218 Impact of severe convection to aviation - now and looking into the future
Abstract  |  Presentation
Anil PADHRA** and Björn-Rüdiger BECKMANN** UK Met Office (UKMO) & Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
1229 ICAO and WMO response to user requirements for en-route meteorological hazards
Abstract  |  Presentation
Piers BUCHANAN*, Sum Yee (Sharon) LAU* & Matt STRAHAN* UK Met Office (UKMO), Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) & National Weather Service (NWS)
1242 Airlines future requirements for en-route meteorological hazards
Abstract  |  Presentation
Matthieu DURAND-GOBERT Air France on behalf of IATA
1250 Break
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)

Webinar summary

The summary of the webinar consisting of an overview of presentations and a summary of the key points of the panel discussion is available here

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Contact Us

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

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