Aviation | News | 2021-08-30 | Announcement on WMO/UKMO/MSS Aviation Meteorology Training Seminars

UPDATE: See News Item here posted on 25 January 2022

Original post of 30 August 2021:

The United Kingdom Met Office (UKMO) and Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), will convene Aviation Meteorology Training Seminars from 2 to 4 November 2021. Owing to the ongoing impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, the seminars will be conducted entirely online. 

The aim of the seminars is to provide participants with training, guidance and practical examples of several key aspects of meteorology and forecasting for aviation. The seminars will focus on the topics of aviation hazards and SIGMET, aeronautical meteorological personnel competency and qualification, and service delivery transformation. The seminars will be of greatest benefit to operational aeronautical meteorological forecasters and trainers.

WMO has invited Members in Regional Associations I (Africa), II (Asia), V (South-West Pacific) and VI (Europe) to nominate potential participants by 24 September 2021. A shortlisting and selection of experts from amongst the nominations received will be made, with priority given to those from developing or least developed countries and with due consideration given to regional and gender balance to the extent practicable. It is anticipated that up to 25 experts will be selected from amongst the nominations received from Members in RA I and RA VI (combined) and up to 25 experts will be selected from amongst the nominations received from Members in RA II and RA V (combined).

Read the WMO Semi-Circular Letter announcement on these seminars here: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

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The Nomination Form in editable Word (.docx) format is available here (English only) until 24 September 2021. 

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In view of the online nature of these seminars, it is essential that participants have necessary and appropriate access to the public internet, including sufficient bandwidth capacity. A series of pre-recorded presentations, discussion forums and other relevant resource materials will be made available to participants in advance of the seminars via a dedicated Moodle training portal. Participants are expected to view and interact with the resource materials in advance and to discuss the topics presented during the online seminars. The working language of the seminars and the resource materials will be English only. It is therefore essential that nominated participants have a good understanding of the English language.

Please contact the WMO Secretariat, Services for Aviation Division (email: aviation@wmo.int) if you have any questions.

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