LETTER FROM HMEI CHAIRMAN
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
UPCOMING HMEI MEETINGS
NEWS FROM THE HMEI SECRETARIAT
NEW PRODUCTS
NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS
HANDY HINT
TENDERS
REPORTS FROM WMO MEETINGS
FUTURE WMO MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
OTHER MEETINGS AND EXHIBITIONS
OTHER PUBLICATIONS

LETTER FROM HMEI CHAIRMAN

csc-headshot-BrianDay-HMEI_Chair Many of you will recall our initiative on Capacity Development through the HMEI led Tender Specifications Initiative. Our goal is to create a useful tool to assist WMO Members, in particular from Developing and Least Developed countries, in the creation of their tender documentation populated with vendor neutral specification from CIMO Guide-8. I am very pleased to be able to share with you that the final stage of the first phase is almost completed with the documentation currently being reviewed by WMO experts. In addition, the CIMO Management Group is currently reviewing the HMEI developed Tender Specifications internet tool, with a view to undertaking trials with a volunteer meteorological service.

 

We recently held the fourth session of the Higher Level Consultative Meeting (HLCM-4) with management of WMO during the WMO Executive Council (EC-69). We were very pleased to have the WMO President, Mr David Grimes, and Secretary General of WMO, Prof Petteri Taalas, along with other WMO experts and World Bank representatives, attend this meeting as it emphasizes the importance with which WMO and the World Bank places on our Association as a partner in the Weather Enterprise. During this meeting, it was decided that WMO would prioritize the HMEI led, and World Bank funded, Tender Specifications Initiative.

Looking forward, I hope to see many of you in October in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for the next Meteorological Technology World Expo. During the above exhibition, HMEI will be holding the 19th Session of our General Assembly on 10 October. This will be an important meeting for our Association and I hope that many of our fellow members will join me in attendance.

Yours sincerely,
Brian Day
Chairman, HMEI

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

Everise Technology Ltd.
20F Guoxing Tower
No. 22 Shouti Nan Lu
Beijing 100044
CHINA
Email: jennifertan@everisetech.com
Website: www.everisetech.com
Founded in 2002, Everise Technology Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise specializing in research, development, and technical support for atmospheric environmental monitoring systems.

Our major products include remote sensing lidar monitoring system, air quality & VOCs monitoring system, haze monitoring & early warning system, emergency detecting system, and mobile monitoring vehicle. All are produced and served compliant with the standards of ISO 9001 and ISO14001.

Everise is honored with many national invention patents, and software copyrights. Along with merging growth domestically, we have also expanded business overseas in Asia, Middle East, Europe, South America, Pacific etc. Now we are supplying instruments and solutions for over 600 clients around the world, involving such industries as environmental protection, meteorology, petrochemical, fire-fighting, safety supervising and so on. We are striving to serve our clients with better equipment and solutions to suit their needs.

RBC Signals International, Inc.
2205 152nd Avenue NE,
Redmond, WA 98052
USA
Email: info@rbcsignals.com
Website: http://rbcsignals.com/
RBC Signals strives to be the world’s leading provider of real-time space communications technologies and services for satellite operators.

Our rapidly expanding Ground Station Network allows clients to access their spacecraft with unparalleled connectivity at an affordable price. Our world-class team of professionals works tirelessly to ensure the highest quality of service and complete client satisfaction.

RBC Signals provides Near Real Time access (ZERO LATENCY) to MODIS data (VIIRS/NPP is coming soon) through MODIS DURING THE PASS Project. Now in fact we have two projects and web sites. On http://beta-csais.rhcloud.com/passes.html metadata are only collected: information about some station successfully received data during some intervals of time, but data are not transferred to anywhere. But there is a reference on ground station which received data, if somebody wishes to get these data from definite ground station.

On the second one http://35.187.10.185 data are collected maximum quickly (in fact during the time of data receiving on ground station). At these data from all ground stations are glued together batch-to-batch in one clean and full data stream. Besides, MODIS-PDS, MOD02, MOD03 products are available on this web site, and also thematic product MOD14 (MODIS Thermal Anomalies/Fire products) is already available. Also other MOD products will be available here soon.

RBC Signals provides Near Real Time thematic projects on the base of Earth Observation data from Space.

Vieux & Associates, Inc.
301 David L Boren Blvd, Suite 3050
Norman, OK 73072-7340
USA
Email: info@vieuxinc.com
Website: http://www.vieuxinc.com
Vieux & Associates, Inc. is an engineering technology firm specializing in radar rainfall/runoff software, products, and services. We bring the atmosphere down to earth by harmonizing weather radar data with rain gauge measurements and leveraging the power of GIS and physics to represent terrestrial features and the behavior of water.

FloodVieux, our newest release, brings much needed innovation and advancement to flood warning. This service provides a common operating picture of rainfall, water level, and runoff information by connecting diverse sets of mission-critical data. We leverage a suite of radar rainfall products, desktop and operational distributed hydrologic modeling (Vflo®) and cloud-based computing to provide mobile flood information, forecasts and notification. Our goal is to provide lead-time so site-specific mitigating action is possible.

A secure and reliable software as a service, FloodVieux, provides situational awareness and inundation forecasts during emergency events. This web application is designed for quick access to real-time information with playback and after event reports. This results in an integrated system for map display, data visualization, analysis, and notification that are useful for flood warning and water management.

West Point Engineering Supplies
Westpoint Building,
34 Bacood St. Brgy. Patubig
Marilao, Bulacan, 3019
THE PHILIPPINES
Email: sales@westpointengineering.com.ph
Website: www.westpointengineering.com.ph
West Point Engineering Supplies works with a diverse number of clients across a wide array of industries. The company expanded its products and services from purely industrial to electrical, mechanical and automation. In 2013, the company began to supply meteorological and hydrological products along with installation and commissioning services to private and governmental institutions in the Philippines to our clients’ complete satisfaction. Excellent customer service is, and always will be, our company’s primary mission.

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UPCOMING HMEI MEETINGS

HMEI General Assembly 19th Session (GA-19), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10 October, 2017
Hall 8, RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 4pm in the Conference area.
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NEWS FROM THE HMEI SECRETARIAT

It has been an interesting three months since the last HMEI Newsletter and there are a number of items to report.

1. Tender Specification Project
The project documentation and the accompanying internet tool developed by HMEI are currently being reviewed by WMO CIMO experts. It is expected that upon approval by WMO, the documentation will be accepted by WMO for publication complementing the WMO CIMO Guide.

2. International Forum & Exhibition WEATHER • CLIMATE • WATER / EARTH OBSERVATIONS / GREEN ECONOMY

The Forum & Exhibition held in St Petersburg in June was attended by Russian experts, high-ranking managers and also by a number of delegations from Hydro-meteorological services of CIS countries. The exhibition aimed to demonstrate the progress in the development of hydro-meteorological instruments, equipment, and services.

Dr Karpov, guest speaker at opening ceremony

Dr Karpov, guest speaker at opening ceremony

The HMEI Executive Secretary, Dr Karpov attended the event including making an opening statement at the National Conference “Hydro-meteorological and climate services to economy, adapting to climate change” and at the opening of the exhibition. He also chaired the afternoon session of the above Conference.

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For his report on the exhibition and meetings, please click here
3. 4th Session of the WMO and HMEI High Level Consultative Meeting (HLCM-4)
A successful meeting took place during WMO EC-69 attended by the WMO President and Secretary General, along with other high ranking WMO officials. Also attending were representatives from the World Bank. The session was jointly chaired by the HMEI Vice Chair, Mr Andrew McDonald and the WMO President, Mr David Grimes. The main agenda item for discussion was the Tender Specifications Project. Lengthy and at times fruitful discussions took place and agreement was reached that WMO would prioritize the project within the CIMO activities.

4. Working meeting with World Bank
As a follow-up meeting to the HLCM-4, the HMEI Executive Secretary had a working meeting with World Bank representatives concerning the completion of the Tender Specifications Project documentation.

5. WMO Working Groups and Expert Teams
The Secretariat continues to review and interact with HMEI Experts regarding their membership in the WMO Working Groups and Expert Teams. WMO welcomes all industry experts for their valuable input to the implementation of the WMO projects and programmes.

Any HMEI members who would like to be involved in this essential work, please contact the HMEI Secretariat at hmei@wmo.int

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NEW PRODUCTS

Members who would like to have their new products appear in the HMEI Newsletter, please send details and a photograph to robyn@hydrometeoindustry.org

Hukseflux launches SRA20 albedometer for highest accuracy in measuring solar radiation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA SRA20 albedometer
SRA20 albedometer is an instrument that measures global and reflected solar radiation and the solar albedo, or solar reflectance, with the highest accuracy. It is composed of two SR20 secondary standard pyranometers with thermopile sensors; the upfacing one measuring global solar radiation, the downfacing one measuring reflected solar radiation. SRA20 complies with the latest ISO and WMO standards.

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Kipp & Zonen introduces DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

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Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there’s a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen’s unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.

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Lambrecht meteo GmbH launches wind sensor com[b]

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The Lambrecht meteo sensor com[b] doesn’t only measure two parameters (wind speed and wind direction) but it also has two interfaces on board: analogue and serial. This wind sensor has no moving parts. Its survival velocity of more than 100 m/s makes it unbreakable for wind influences.com[b] offers the required measuring data even in challenging climatic conditions of up to -40°C. The space-saving, easy installation reduces costs and makes it flexible in use, e.g. on cranes and vehicles. Precious materials like aluminium and zinc oxide and the optimised thermo-dynamic measuring principle stand for highest quality. The new Lambrecht sensor will be available from July 2017.

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Lufft – StaRWIS-UMB – Stationary Road Weather Information Sensor

StaRWIS-UMB road sensor StaRWIS-UMB
StaRWIS is the first non-invasive road weather sensor detecting road and runway surface conditions, surface temperatures, relative humidity, dew & freezing temperatures, ice percentages as well as friction non-invasively and based on innovative LED Technology with 4 lenses.

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Lufft – VS20K The right technology to measure reduced visibility

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Measurement technology manufacturer Lufft announced the official launch of the VS20k. This is the first Lufft visibility sensor on the market that can measure at distances of up to 20 kilometers, thus making it particularly suitable for meteorological applications or airport monitoring.Lufft’s VS20k sensor ensures greater safety on the roads and warn of emergent poor visibility conditions. The sensor detects visibility at ranges of up to 20 kilometers respectively by using measuring reflectance in accordance with the 45° forward scattering principle and deliver updated results every minute. A maximum reading means that the visibility is clear.Since meteorological services and airports require reliable sensors with a particularly large measuring range, Lufft has created the VS20k visibility sensor with a measurement range of up to 20 km.The VS20k is low-maintenance. This is due to the anodized and seawater-resistant housing offering IP66-class protection. An intelligent self-monitoring function detects and reports dirt on the lens. The electronics’ automatic zero-point calibration also helps to reduce maintenance intervals. Lufft offers a suitable calibration kit for further on-site calibration measures.
The Lufft UMB visibility sensors can connect with the measurement network via RS485 half-duplex 2-wire and SDI-12 interface.

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Lufft – The new snow height sensor SHM31 is here!

Lufft_Mounted SHM31-Snow depth sensor SHM31
The laser-based snow depth sensor Lufft SHM31 stands for millimeter-accurate snow level detection over long distances in all weather conditions without any maintenance, due to opto-electronic/laser based rangefinder technology.Millimeter-accurate snow levels in all weather conditions: The SHM 31 operates with a visible, easy-to-measure measuring beam. The snow depth is given up to 15 meters within seconds, millimeter-accurate and reliable. Various heating functions significantly extend the lifetime of the laser diode and allow high-quality measurement data in all weather conditions. Regular maintenance becomes redundant with the SHM 31. A very robust housing and an elaborate operation principle allows almost no maintenance work throughout the lifetime of the sensor.

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MicroStep-MIS – Newly designed and developed data logger AMS 111 IV

MicroStep AMS 111 IV Data logger AMS 111 IV
Introducing the AMS 111 IV – the third generation of data loggers designed and developed by MicroStep-MIS.The MicroStep-MIS AMS 111 IV data logger is designed for standard or mobile meteorological stations, as well as for the applications in areas where the commercial power or communication networks are limited or do not exist.The AMS 111 IV is the third generation of MicroStep-MIS data loggers. Now it is designed on modular platform which supports different main systems and is based on Linux supporting modules.The AMS 111 IV interfaces with various sensors and telecommunication devices. Embedded with the state-of-the-art software, AMS 111 IV is a reliable and cost-effective solution for meteorological and environmental monitoring.

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RM Young Company announces the release of the ResponseONE Ultrasonic Anemometer

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The ResponseONE Ultrasonic Anemometer (Model 91000) is fully wind tunnel tested and calibrated to provide accurate wind measurement over an operating range of up to 70 meters/second (156 mph). The sensor features durable, weather proof construction and low power consumption at a very attractive price. Wind speed and direction data is provided at up to 10 updates per second and made available via a variety of standard serial output formats including SDI-12, NMEA, RMYT and ASCII text. The Model 91000 is available in either black or white.Applications for the ResponseONE include marine, agricultural, industrial, transportation, power generation, air quality and institutional weather monitoring. YOUNG meteorological products are available worldwide via a network of nearly 100 suppliers.For more information, please contact YOUNG at met.sales@youngusa.com

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Sommer – The new MRL-7 perfectly completes the SOMMER data logger family

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The MRL-6, which was launched in 2016, has got a “bigger” brother. After only a short development time the MRL-7 enters the market: a new, very robust and weather-proof data logger with integrated remote data transmission. The acquisition, processing, storage and transmission of measured values as well as remote access via IP-call have thus become even easier.A number of advantages speak for the smart, new logger:• Integrated 2G/3G (optionally 4G) modem for remote data transmission
• Optimised, very energy-saving operation ideal for data acquisition in environmental measurement technology and in the absence of any infrastructure
• Self-sufficient operation thanks to battery supply (with internal battery for the MRL-7B)
• Integrated solar charge controller – possibility to connect a solar module
• Weather-proof housing, temporarily immersible (IP 67)
• Backlit display, comfortable operation
• Interfaces: sensors via SDI-12 and RS-485; communication via RS-232, USB and Bluetooth
• Notification management (E-mail and/or SMS messages) for limit value exceeding/deceeding
• Compact, robust and reliableAreas of applicationThe new MRL-7 is particularly well suited for data collection and transmission in outdoor applications. Due to its powder-coated, watertight housing, no additional switch cabinet is needed. The robust logger is therefore the ideal solution in the fields of environmental monitoring technology and for remote, self-sufficient installations without a permanent power supply. But also many other, smaller or compact measuring sites and applications in hydrology, meteorology, water management, waste water treatment or flood protection can be managed very well.

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NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS

HMEI Members have their own newsletters and press releases which help to keep the public up to date. HMEI has recently received information on the publication of the following recent newsletters and press releases:

Press Release – 21 April, 2017   SatLink3, A New HDR (1200 bps) Transmitter for Meteosat

OTT Hydromet is pleased to announce EUMETSAT – HRDCP and SRDCP certification for the Sutron SatLink3. Meteosat high data rates of 1200 bps, as well as 100 bps, can now be used with the SatLink3 XMTR transmitter paired with the OTT netDL IP logger or the Wi-Fi enabled SatLink3 multi-communication logging transmitter.…

Press Release – 2 May, 2017 AXYS appoints new Director of Field Services based in Europe
AXYS has appointed Guillaume Gautier to the position of Director of Field Services based in Nantes, France. This appointment represents the first time that AXYS has made such a senior operations appointment outside of their main office in Canada…

Press Release – 19 May, 2017 Biral and Microstep-MIS Awarded National Contract for Climate Related Hazards Monitoring Project in Nepal
Meteorological specialists Biral are working with their partners Microstep-MIS to supply 88 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) including three at civilian airports in Nepal as part of a 16-month project with the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. The installation is part of the country’s Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards project.

Press Release – 5 June, 2017 AXYS FLiDAR first to Stage 3 on Carbon Trust Roadmap
AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce they have met all of the Stage 3 performance criteria outlined in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for Floating LiDAR Technology (OWA Roadmap).

Press Release – 16 June, 2017 Biral BTD-300 enables Cloud Electrification Research
Meteorological equipment specialists Biral have just installed a Biral BTD-300 thunderstorm detector alongside powerful cloud radars at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Chilbolton Observatory near Andover.

Member Publications

April, 2017 – Campbell Update

April, 2017 – LufftPost – announcing new Remote Lufft Road Sensor StaRWIS

May, 2017 – FT Technologies Newsletter featuring extreme weather trial

May, 2017 – LufftPost – The new snow height sensor SHM31 is here!

May, 2017 – Sommer Newsletter featuring their latest product innovations

June, 2017 – Developments Newsletter from Harris, Summer Edition

June, 2017 – Hukseflux Newsletter

June, 2017 – LufftPost – After the Winter is before the Winter

June, 2017 – Plair Newsletter

June, 2017 – Xylem Analytics Ocean & Coastal Update

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HANDY HINT

Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices (GAMP)

Agricultural meteorology is concerned with the meteorological, hydrological, pedological and biological factors that affect agricultural production and with the interaction between agriculture and the environment. Its objectives are to elucidate these effects and to assist farmers in preparing themselves by applying this supportive knowledge and information in agrometeorological practices and through agrometeorological services.

The aim of the Guide is to provide, in a convenient form, information regarding the most important practices and procedures in agricultural meteorology.

Source: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/wcp/agm/gamp/gamp_en.php

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TENDERS

225 notices of tenders, projects, procurement news and contracts awards from our tender information provider were sent to members during the last quarter.

Please contact the HMEI Secretariat at hmei@wmo.int if you require any further information about this service to members

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REPORTS FROM WMO MEETINGS

WMO/IAEA Meeting on Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases and Related Tracers Measurement Techniques (GGMT-2015) 18th session, La Jolla, CA, USA, 13-17 September 2015
WMO has provided the framework for all carbon dioxide experts meetings since 1975. IAEA in Vienna joined WMO as a co – organizer in 1997 due to the increased use of carbon isotopes in studying the carbon cycle. The meeting reviewed current WMO data quality objectives and observation scales, covering such topics as carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, stable isotopes, radiocarbon in greenhouse gas measurements, calibration, quality control, data management and archiving. The workshop also discussed new and emerging technologies, including measurements of greenhouse gases with high – precision spectroscopic methods. Special goals for GGMT – 2015 were to have a larger emphasis on carbon monoxide measurements and to expand the scope to include measurements of dissolved greenhouse gases and related ocean tracers and to discuss GHG observations in the urban environment.

FINAL REPORT – Fourth International Workshop on the Advances in the use of Historical Marine Climate Data (MARCDAT-4), Southampton, UK, 18–22, July 2016
This meeting bought together 51 participants, including two remote, to discuss recent advances in the use of historical marine climate data and, in particular, the International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS).
The goals of the meeting were twofold:
1. To share and discuss recent advances on the use of historical marine climate data, including: improved understanding of the error characteristics of the data; how the observing system is evolving and the use of satellite data; how best to analyze and extract maximum information from the marine climate data; and how the analysed products are used.
2. Discuss current issues in the use and provision of marine climate data and as a community make recommendations back to the providers of the data and those collecting the observations.

FINAL REPORT – Seventh Meeting RA I Dissemination Expert Group, Kigali, Rwanda, 10-11 September 2016
The meeting discussed points of interest/concern in the African region.

FINAL REPORT – 5th Session of the WMO Polar Space Task Group SAR Coordination Working Group, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 12-13 September 2016
The SAR Coordination Working Group is open to all (space) agencies, to members of the science community, and partners from the commercial sector.

FINAL REPORT – Sixth meeting of the Polar Space Task Group (PSTG), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 13-15 September 2016
The scope of PSTG is not only the cryosphere, but also space-based observations of the atmospheric and oceanic domain in the polar regions. Support to the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is a key objective for the group in the years to come, in tandem with the plans for the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field experiment.
FINAL REPORT – 16th Session of WMO Commission for Basic Systems (CBS-16), Guangzhou, China, 23-29 November 2016
The Commission for Basic Systems oversees the development, implementation and operation of integrated systems for observing, data processing, data communication and data management. It guides the work of the World Weather Watch, Public Weather Services and WMO Space Programmes.

Report on the SCOPE-Nowcasting Pilot Projects, January 2017
The aim of the Sustained, Co-Ordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Nowcasting (SCOPE-Nowcasting) initiative is to provide consistent satellite products for nowcasting and severe weather risk reduction. A network of satellite operators, experts, and users is envisaged for the provision and dissemination of such products. The initiative is supported by WMO.

FINAL REPORT – 6th Session of the Inter-Commission Coordination Group on the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (ICG-WIGOS-6), Geneva, Switzerland, 12-14 January 2017
ICG-WIGOS reviewed the progress towards the implementation of WIGOS achieved by the Technical Commissions (TCs) and the Regional Associations (RAs). It also reviewed outcomes from ICG-WIGOS Task Team meetings, and WIGOS-relevant workshops.
ICG-WIGOS further discussed the progress made in the five key priority areas of the WIGOS pre-operational phase (2016-2019) and considered its future working structure and developed its Future Work Programme and Action Plan.
Click here and then click on the link for the report.

FINAL REPORT – Workshop on Operational Space-based Weather and Climate Extremes Monitoring, Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17 February 2017
The Workshop provides for dialogue amongst satellite operators and WMO Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) with NMHSs to stimulate the utilization of space-based observation data and products for monitoring selected ‘Weather and Climate Extremes’ on a routine basis (“in operations”), in response to the current and future user requirements.

FINAL REPORT – Meeting of the CIMO Inter-Programme Expert Team on Operational Weather Radars, First Session, Tokyo, Japan, 13 – 16 March 2017
The session thoroughly reviewed and analysed the terms of reference and work plan of the IPET so as to ensure that the team understood the expectations and requirements of WMO Members for international development and coordination of weather radar systems. This was also aided by presentations that were made by participants on national, regional and data user priorities and requirements and the analysis of results of a brief survey that was conducted by WMO prior to the session. The IPET acknowledged and agreed on the need to ensure continuity and support for previous and ongoing WMO activities relating to weather radar, including in particular the development of international weather radar data exchange, the development and maintenance of regulatory and guidance materials, the operation of the WMO Radar Database and also collaboration with relevant international organizations, including ISO…

Minutes of the 2017 Annual GSICS Joint Working Groups Meeting, Madison, USA, 20 – 24 March 2017
Topics discussed included: challenges of calibrating satellite data the remote sensing scientific community faced with the first instruments dedicated to Earth observation and meteorology; provide a global benchmark for accurate calibration and bring metrology, traceability in space; .Identify sensor issues affecting the calibration and stability of the Tb for each of the constellation radiometers. This involves Investigating calibration errors across scan and/or along orbit (i.e. time dependent); Develop and apply corrections for sensor calibration issues. Derive and deliver intercalibration tables to adjust for residual sensor calibration differences in a physically consistent manner, etc.

FINAL REPORT – Wrap-up Meeting of the Pilot Project on SIGMET Coordination in Southeast Asia, Singapore, 27-29 March 2017
There is the expectation that the results of the pilot phase will serve as a solid basis for the future operational SIGMET coordination between the participating MWOs and that other MWOs of the neighbouring countries will join this coordination process.

FINAL REPORT – Joint Meeting RA-1 Dissemination Expert Group and RA-1 Climate Services and Adaptation Group, Geneva, Switzerland, 18-19 April 2017
Access to high-quality hydro meteorological and climate data is fundamental for developing services to key economical sectors in Africa, like agriculture, water management, energy, transportation etc.

With the aim to identify which climate-services relevant data and products among those produced at the International Centers – gridded data such as those coming from ECMWF, Copernicus Services and EUMETSAT- can be used by the NMHSs in RA I to deliver national and regional climate services, WMO and EUMETSAT convened an experts meeting in WMO Headquarters on 18-19 April 2017. The participants of the meeting were the members of the RA I Dissemination Experts Group and members of the RA I Climate Services and Adaptation Working Groups. Both entities are serving WMO observations and climate programmes respectively and this event provided the opportunity to jointly meet for the first time.

FINAL REPORT – Fifth WMO VAAC “Best Practice” Workshop 2017, Tokyo, Japan, 7-9 June 2017
The workshop was conducted in two parts, namely:
• A two-day closed (in-camera) session on 7 and 8 June 2017 only involving managers and representatives of the nine volcanic ash advisory centres (VAACs), an expert from a State volcano observatory (via teleconference) and observers from Japan Meteorological Agency, followed by
• A one-day open session on 9 June 2017 additionally involving the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Rolls-Royce, other VAAC representatives and observers.

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FUTURE WMO MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

POSTPONED: African Conference on Meteorology for Aviation (ACMA – 2016), Libreville, Gabon 2-4 November 2016
There is an exhibition planned for this conference. More information will be forwarded as it comes to hand.
Details on the revised arrangements for ACMA will be announced by WMO in due course. The conference will, potentially, be rescheduled for early 2018.

The Third Meeting of RA Ill-IV Coordination Group on Satellite Data Requirements (RA-3-4-SDR-3), in conjuction with NOAA 2017 Satellite Conference, New York, USA, 16-21 July 2017

Inter-Programme Expert Team on Codes Maintenance (IPET-CM), Geneva, Switzerland, 24-28 July 2017

4th Session of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-4) and the 2nd Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology (PMMM-2), Honiara, Solomon Islands, 14-18 August 2017

Nowcasting and Mesoscale Working Group Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-16 August 2017

7th Volcanic Ash Scientific Advisory Group meeting (VASAG/7), Vancouver, WA, USA, 21-23 August 2017

Tenth Session of the Regional Climate Outlook Forum for Central Africa (PRESAC-10), Douala, Cameroon, 21-25 August 2017

19th WMO/IAEA Meeting on Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases, and Related Measurement Techniques (GGMT-2017), Empa Dübendorf, Switzerland, 27–31 August 2017
GGMT is the cornerstone meeting for the observation of key greenhouse gases and tracers, their isotopes, assessment of new techniques, standardization, quality assurance, and data products. The scope covers challenges in the field of precise measurements of atmospheric greenhouse gases, data utilization and integrated products and observational network design.

44th Session of the Joint Group of experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection, Geneva, Switzerland, 4-8 September 2017

WMO International Workshop on Global Review of Regional Climate Outlook Forums, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 5-7 September 2017

Working Group meetings & 46th Session of the IPCC, Montreal, Canada, 6-10 September 2017

DAOS WG meeting and Data Assimilation Symposium, Florianopolis, Brazil, 9-15 September 2017

AMCOMET – African Hydromet Forum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12-15 September, 2017

The AMCOMET-Africa Hydromet Forum will bring together high level representatives from African governments, regional and global institutions such as the UN, development partners, technical institutions, civil society, private sector, media and user groups to deliberate and provide insight on how existing weather, water and climate information strategies and programs can be harnessed to achieve sustainable development in the continent.
There is an exhibition planned for this conference. More information will be forwarded as it comes to hand.

CBS-led review of Emerging Data Issues, Geneva, Switzerland, 18-19 September 2017

Second meeting of the Inter-Commission Coordination Group on WIGOS (ICG-WIGOS) Task Team on WIGOS Data and Partnerships (TT-WDP), Geneva, Switzerland, 20-22 September 2017

The Eighth Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference (AOMSUC-8) and associated events, Vladivostok, Russian Federation, 16-21 October 2017

Second Seminar of the ITU and WMO “Use of Radio Spectrum for Meteorology: Weather, Water and Climate Monitoring and Prediction”, Geneva, Switzerland, 23-24 October 2017

17th Session for the WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS-17) incorporating TECO-CAS, Bali, Indonesia, 20-24 October, 2017
There is an exhibition planned for the back to back CAS and JCOMM TECOs. More information will be forwarded when it comes to hand.

5th Session of the Joint WMO-IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM-5) incorporating TECO-JCOMM, Bali, Indonesia, 25 October – 1 November, 2017

The Technical Conference (TECO) “Toward an Integrated Met-ocean Monitoring, Forecasting and Services System” will be held in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia from Monday 23 to Tuesday 24 October 2017 at the Patra Bali hotel. It will be followed by the fifth session of the Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM-5).
There is an exhibition planned for the back to back CAS and JCOMM TECOs. More information will be forwarded when it comes to hand.

WMO International Conference on Automatic Weather Stations (ICAWS-2017), Offenbach am Main, Germany, 24 – 26 October 2017
ICAWS-2017 is for managers and users of observing networks, AWS experts and technicians from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, from research institutes and from partners running AWS networks, as well as for managers of AWS data. Manufacturers of hydro-meteorological equipment and any other interested parties, are also encouraged to take part in this event.

Registration for ICAWS-2017 will be available at the conference website, starting from 15 June 2017. Participants for the conference are invited to register via the website as soon as possible, but not later than 15 September 2017. Please note that the conference facilities can accommodate a limited number of participants. Therefore, priority will be given to the experts with papers that have been accepted, and in case of a significant interest, participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

WMO Aeronautical Meteorology Scientific Conference (AeroMetSci-2017), Toulouse, France, 6-10 November 2017

17th Session of WMO Regional Association V (South-West Pacific), Tonga, December, 2017
Exact dates and venue are unknown at this time. More information will be forwarded when it comes to hand

17th Session of the WMO Commission for Climate, March, 2018
Exact dates and venue are unknown at this time. More information will be forwarded when it comes to hand.

17th Session of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM-17) incorporating TECO-CAgM, Korea, 14-20 April, 2018
Exact dates and venue are unknown at this time. More information will be forwarded when it comes to hand.

16th Session of the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM-16), Geneva, Switzerland, July, 2018
Exact dates and venue are unknown at this time. More information will be forwarded when it comes to hand.

17th Session of the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO-17) possibly incorporating CIMO-TECO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September, 2018

18th Session of WMO Congress (Cg-18) incorporating MeteoHydex, Geneva, Switzerland, 5-21 June, 2019.
More information will be forwarded when it comes to hand.

HMEI Members who would like to represent HMEI at the above meetings please contact the HMEI Executive Secretary at their earliest convenience.

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OTHER MEETINGS AND EXHIBITIONS

Fifteenth session of the Group of Experts for the Global Sea Level Observing System, New York, USA, 8-9 July 2017

Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts, New York, USA, 10-14 July 2017
The WCRP, jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), is organizing an international conference on sea level research that will address the existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes, and in quantifying the intrinsic uncertainties.

Royal Meteorological Society Annual Conference: Weather and Climate Impacts, Exeter, UK, 13-14 July, 2017
The annual conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together research scientists, operational meteorologists and industry with an integrated approach that aims to maximise the exchange of knowledge and ideas in meteorology, air quality, climatology, and other related fields through a series of workshops running during the 2-day event.

Harris Effectively Using High-Resolution LiDAR for Transportation Asset and Inventory Management Webinar, 27 July 2017

22nd International Conference on Environmental Indicators 2017, Helsinki, Finland, 1-5 August, 2017
The conference will explore the scientific bases and uses of indicators (biological, chemical, physical) and biomarkers as they relate directly to specific measurable effects in ecological and human populations from environmental exposures.

Environmental Measurement Symposium, Washington DC, USA, 7-11 August 2017
The NELAC Institute (TNI) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) are the co-sponsors of the ninth Environmental Measurement Symposium, the largest conference focused on environmental measurements in North America.

Logo_OTTHydromet_150px1 Hydromet Systems Training Workshop, Sterling, VA, USA, 8-11 August, 201710th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Interlaken, Switzerland, 21-25 August 2017

10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Interlaken, Switzerland, 21-25 August 2017

The 10th anniversary International Carbon Dioxide Conference will provide participants with an integrated, interdisciplinary view of the global carbon cycle and its perturbation by humans. Conference themes include the contemporary carbon cycle, its trends, variability and observations, the paleo perspective and planetary boundaries, biogeochemical processes and their feedbacks and linkages with ecosystems, climate and socio-economic processes, scenarios for the future and steps toward long-term Earth system stability, as well as carbon cycle research in support of the Paris agreement.

IAPSO – IAMAS – IAGA joint Assembly, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 August – 1 September, 2017
The International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO) promotes the study of the physical sciences of the oceans and the interactions taking place at the sea floor, coastal, and atmospheric boundaries by organising international forums and publishing written materials for ocean scientists throughout the world. Commissions, sub-committees, and workshops encourage new and advanced international research activities. In addition, IAPSO provides basic services such as the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level and the IAPSO Standard Seawater Service. IAPSO collaborates closely with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and ICSU’s Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). The president of IAPSO is a member of the SCOR Executive Committee as is the president of IAMAS.

The International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) promotes research in all atmospheric sciences, especially programmes requiring international co-operation. IAMAS leads the Alliance for Capacity Transfer (ACT) – a joint activity of IUGG, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), and the U.S. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). IAMAS is composed of 10 International Commissions on the following topics:
• Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (ICACGP)
• Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE)
• Climate (ICCL)
• Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP)
• Dynamic Meteorology (ICDM)
• Middle Atmosphere (ICMA)
• Planetary Atmospheres and their Evolution (ICPAE)
• Polar Meteorology (ICPM)
• Ozone (IOC)
• Radiation (IRC)

The International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) welcomes scientists to join in research of magnetism and Aeronomy of the Earth, of other bodies of the solar system, and of the interplanetary medium and its interaction with these bodies. IAGA sponsors workshops, symposia, and research efforts through INTERMAGNET to modernize and standardize global observations of the Earth’s magnetic field.

38th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 28 August – 1 September, 2017
The 38th Conference on Radar Meteorology is organized by the AMS Radar Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society.

European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Dublin, Ireland, 4-8 September, 2017
Serving Society with better Weather and Climate Information.
A key challenge for the meteorological and climatological communities is how best to harness the wealth of data now available – both observational and modelled – to generate and communicate effectively relevant, tailored and timely information ensuring the highest quality support to users’ decision-making.
This is relevant for the whole spectrum of users: from specific user groups such as the emergency management agencies, local planners and enterprises that are weather sensitive to individual members of the general public. Realising the value of meteorological and climate information to government, industry and all sectors of society is the focus of this conference.

Global Ocean Observing System Regional Forum, Singapore, 5-7 September, 2017
A better understanding of ocean climate and ecosystems, as well as human impacts and vulnerabilities, requires the coordination of a continuous and long-term system of ocean observations. In this context, the GOOS coordinates observations around the global ocean for three critical themes: climate, ocean health, and real-time services. These themes correspond to the GOOS mandate to contribute to the UNFCCC Convention on climate change, the UN convention on biodiversity and the IOC/WMO mandates to provide operational ocean services, respectively.

The 2017 Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Implementation Workshop, Rome, Italy, 20-21 September, 2017
CAP Implementation Workshops provide a forum for implementers of CAP and associated organizations to discuss how best to expand adoption of the CAP standard and to share practices among users of the standard. There is no charge to participate and anyone interested in emergency alerting is welcome: managers, technical staff, media, etc., including commercial organizations, governments, and non-governmental organizations.

CEM India 2017, New Delhi, India, 26-28 September
India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and is currently the third largest polluting country in the world. To tackle this pollution The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India has taken an important step to adopt Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)in India. Parameters for continuous monitoring include, Particulate matter, Fluoride, Ammonia, Sulphur Dioxide, NOx , Chlorine, HCL and Carbon Monoxide. India is taking a tough stance on controlling its air pollution, between January and May this year closure notices were issued to around 500 industries that failed to install CEM equipment!

SOLAR 2017, Boulder, CO, USA, 9-12 October 2017
SOLAR 2017 is the American Solar Energy Society’s 46th annual National Solar Conference. It will include technical sessions, forum discussions, plenary panels, workshops, fast-paced switch~ presentations, public solar displays, and networking events.

Meteorological Technology World Expo, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10-12 October, 2017
10% discount for HMEI Members
Meteorological Technology World Expo is the must-attend event for any company or organisation looking for more accurate and next-generation weather forecasting and climate-change measurement technologies and services. Now in its seventh year, this truly global exhibition attracts around 200 exhibiting companies and 4,000 attendees from over 100 countries.

The Geological Society of America (GSA) 2017 Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, 22–25 October 2017

Eco Expo Asia 2017, Hong Kong, 26-29 October, 2017
The fair is an international trading platform showcasing the latest innovations in environmental protection industries from around the world. Areas of specialty covered at the fair include Air & Water Quality, Eco-friendly Product, Energy Efficiency & Energy, Green Building as well as Waste Management and Recycling.

5th International Conference on Reanalysis, Rome, Italy, 13-17 November, 2017
The 5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5) is organised by ECMWF’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

Climate research has benefited over the years from the continuing development of reanalysis. As reanalysis datasets become more diverse (atmosphere, ocean and land components), more complete (moving towards Earth-system coupled reanalysis), more detailed, and of longer timespan, community efforts to evaluate and intercompare them become more important.

The conference will bring together reanalysis producers, observation providers, numerical modellers and the user community to review current reanalysis activities and to discuss user needs for future reanalyses.

This conference aims to assess the merits and review the progress in reanalyses, to monitor climate variations and support policy makers to develop adaptation policies, and to provide complementary information to other climate sources.

World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit, Halifax, Canada, 29 November – 1 December, 2017

The SOS is uniquely designed to bring together leadership companies from the diverse Ocean Business Community: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.

98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, USA, 7-11 January, 2018

2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 11-16 February 2018
The Ocean Sciences Meeting will consist of a diverse program covering topics in all areas of the ocean sciences discipline.

Vaisala_logo 25th International Lightning Detection Conference/International Lightning Meteorology Conference (ILDC/ILMC), Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 12-15 March, 2018
The ILDC/ILMC is a scientific conference focused on lightning detection topics and meteorological applications for lightning data.

13th International Conference and Exhibition on Emissions Monitoring – CEM Europe 2018, Budapest, Hungary, 16-18 May 2018

The 9th International Workshop on Sand / Dust storm and Associated Dustfall – DUSTworkshop9, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 22-24 May 2018
The 9th International Workshop on Sand / Dust storm and Associated Dustfall – dustworkshop9 will serve as forum for the analysis and discussion on the scientific research on mineral dust and its connections to air quality, environmental impacts and climate.
The workshop is organized by the Meteorological State Agency of Spain AEMET and the World Meteorological Organization – Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (WMO SDS-WAS).

IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO-2018), Guayaquil, Ecuador, 16-18 October 2018
Climate scientists wills review the progress on the science of ENSO with a focus on examining the range of ENSO “flavors”, assess the existence of possible, and distinct precursors, an examine how the different oceanic and atmospheric processes that drive the different ENSO flavors and impact their predictability would vary in a warming world.

The Geological Society of America (GSA) 2018 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, USA, 4–7 November 2018

99th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Texas, USA, 6-10 January, 2019

HMEI Members who would like to represent HMEI at the above meetings please contact the HMEI Executive Secretary at their earliest convenience.

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