Aviation | Events | 2022 | AeroMetSci Webinars | RA II and RA V


Tuesday 7 June 2022 | Online via Zoom

for WMO Regional Associations II (Asia) and V (South-West Pacific)

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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 7 June 2022, 0400 to 0700 UTC, to showcase some of the latest state-of-the-art scientific and technological advances taking place in aeronautical meteorology in WMO Regional Associations II (Asia) and V (South-West Pacific). 

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

7 June 2022 
Time (UTC)
Title (tentative) Speaker Affiliation
0400 Opening remarks Ian LISK President of SERCOM
0405 Predicting Convection Induced Turbulence with a Variable Resolution Atmospheric Model: Global Coverage with Regional Refinement
Abstract  |  Presentation
Xiaoming Bill SHI Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
0417 JMA's convection nowcast/forecast and its potential to support ATM
Abstract  |  Presentation
Michiko IKEDA* Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
0428 New Zealand Rainfall Nowcasting System, RainCast
Abstract  |  Presentation
Iman SOLTANZADEH MetService (New Zealand)
0437 Severe Convection Weather service for Massive Delay Response System in China
Wei ZHANG Aviation Meteorological Center, Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB), Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
0452 Break
0456 Improving observation and forecasting of the convective system over Indonesia tropical region
Heri ISMANTO Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG, Indonesia)
0507 Forecasting of convection and its impact in Hong Kong, China
Abstract  |  Presentation
Sum Yee (Sharon) LAU* Hong Kong Observatory (HKO)
0518 Impact of severe convection to aviation - now and looking into the future
Abstract  |  Presentation
Ping CHEUNG** and Lei GU** Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
0532 ICAO and WMO response to user requirements for en-route meteorological hazards
Abstract  |  Presentation
Piers BUCHANAN*, Sum Yee (Sharon) LAU* and Matt STRAHAN* UK Met Office (UKMO), Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) & National Weather Service (NWS)
0545 Airlines future requirements for en-route meteorological hazards
Abstract  |  Presentation
Matthieu DURAND-GOBERT Air France on behalf of IATA
0553 Break
0600 Live panel discussion Moderated by Kent JOHNSON 2nd vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI)
0700 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 Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI) and Co-Lead 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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