HIWeather Workshop 2020



HIWeather is a World Meteorological Organisation research project, developing warning capabilities for weather-related hazards, to increase resilience worldwide. HIWeather participants form an international network of scientists, in a wide variety of disciplines, all concerned with aspects of the production and communication of weather-related warnings. 

You are invited to register for a free online workshop on the latest HIWeather research and to contribute to core topics currently being focused on by HIWeather.

Registration will give you access to: 


Online Seminar
Time Subject of Seminar
26th October 20:00 – 21:30 UTC Warning Communication
5th November 14:00  16:00 UTC  Impact-based Warnings
11th November 20:00 22:00 UTC

Warning Evaluation Joint with 2020-IVWM-O 


19th November 21:00 23:00 UTC Forecasting Hazards
25th November 14:00 – 16:00 UTC Hazardous Weather Processes
Time Subject of Workshop
1st December “Successful citizen science”
2nd December “Warnings value chain”
3rd December “Towards the perfect warning”



The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in improving weather-related warnings, whether as a research scientist, operational forecaster or any manager responsible for weather-related risks to health, property, environment and economy.


We invite abstracts for the three one-day workshops on core topics of HIWeather:

  •  “Towards the perfect warning”: Submissions are invited on the role of partnerships in facilitating effective creation and communication of warning information. Information on plans for a HIWeather book of this title is at http://hiweather.net/Lists/21.html


To register: please send an email to mwegmann@wmo.int with your full name and professional affiliation.

To submit an abstract: please send your registration information, together with your abstract, preferred workshop (Dec 1st, 2nd or 3rd) and preferred presentation time (UTC).  


Further information:

  •  For more information on HIWeather visit http://hiweather.net
  •  Each of the three one-day workshops will consist of one-hour plenary sessions separated by one-hour breaks during which participants may join break-out groups to continue the discussion of a particular presentation or to prepare workshop outputs.
  •  Each day will start at noon, New Zealand time, and conclude at noon, US Mountain time, so as to accommodate participation across time zones. We encourage participants to join at least two one-hour sessions and preferably more.
  •  Presenters will provide their paper/presentation in advance, give a 10-minute overview during the session, and be available to discuss their paper later in the session and in the succeeding break period.
  •  Remote participation in the workshop will use Microsoft Teams Live Event. 
  •  Only registered participants will have access to the online seminars and workshop sessions.