ūüĎČ HIWeather|High Impact Weather Citizen Science Guidance Note: For weather, climate and water projects

In 2015, the WMO (World Meteorology Organization) WWRP (World Weather Research Programme) established the High-impact Weather Project (HIWeather). The 10-year research project is aimed at achieving dramatic improvements in the effectiveness of weather- related hazard warnings, following recent advancements in numerical weather prediction at km- scale and in disaster risk reduction.

The HIWeather structure has five task teams that focus on research on thematic areas: (1) user-oriented evaluation, (2) human impacts, vulnerability and risk,
(3) communication, (4) multiscale forecasting, and (5) predictability and processes. Aside from these, HIWeather has projects that cross-cut the five themes. One of the flagship projects is the HIWeather Citizen Science Project.

Many new and ongoing citizen projects are planned or underway within the High Impact Weather community. The HIWeather Citizen Science Project was initiated to share information gained from existing successful citizen science projects and research. In addition, it was designed to provide tools to help more groups and agencies become more interested and build their capacity to do citizen science. The project's activities involve hosting online seminars, coordinating special journal issues, highlighting successful projects, and compiling this guidance note, among others. This 'Guidance Note' was developed to help groups and agencies increase interest in citizen science and guide project leaders to raise key questions as they start their own citizen science projects.

To learn more about the HIWeather Citizen Science Guidance, please click here