Reports on Meetings and Events of Interest to Members in 2008

Report – HMEI Report Teco-METEOREX 2008, St Petersburg, Russia, 27-29 November 2008
The HMEI report of the event is available here.

Report – HMEI Report on the 13th commission for hydrology (ChyXIII), Geneva Switzerland, 4-12 November 2008
Bruce Sumner (HMEI Executive Secretary) and Christine Charstone (HMEI Administrator), attended and made the report for this meeting. HMEI members who attended were Wolfgang Zasche from SEBA, Rob Doornbos from Vaisala and Luis Gomez from SIAP+MICROS. The HMEI report of the meeting is available here.

Report – Management Committee Meeting and Working Groups – COST Action ES0702, Integrated Ground-Based Observations of Essential Variables for Climate and Operational Meteorology (EG-CLIMET), Payerne, Switzerland, 5 -7 November 2008
The HMEI Executive Secretary, Bruce Sumner, attended and reported on this meeting, thus ensuring that HMEI was able to provide industry perspective to this important issue. Although Mr Sumner was only able to attend one day of this three day meeting, very fruitful contacts and future collaborations were made. Mr. Sumner’s Report of this meeting is available here.

Report – HMEI Report on the 2nd Session of the Expert Team (ET) on Surface Technology and Measurement Techniques (ET-ST&MT-2)
Geneva, Switzerland, 22-26 September 2008
HMEI was represented at the meeting by Gerhard Pevny (Logotronic); Thomas Brossi (Meteolabor); .Jorma Islander (Vaisala); Mark Dutton (Environmental Measurements); Bruce Sumner (HMEI Executive Secretary); Christine Charstone (HMEI Administrator). The HMEI Report of this meeting is available here.

Report – HMEI Report on Joint Meeting Coordination Team on Migration to TDCF and Expert Team on Data Representation and Codes (CT-MTDCF & ET-DRC) 1 September to 5 September 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
Attendees From HMEI were: Bruce Sumner – HMEI Executive Secretary and Christine Charstone, HMEI Administrator. The HMEI Report of this meeting is available here.

Report – WMO Steering Group on Radio-Frequency Coordination (SG-RFC) Brasilia, Brazil, 9-11 July 2008
lkka Ikonen is the HMEI representative to this meeting. Ilkka was not able to attend personally on this occasion, but has sent us information from the meeting. The Report of this meeting is available here

Report – The 2008 International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation (15th iccp 2008), Mexico, 7-11 July 2008
Thanks to Darrel Baumgardner, from Droplet Measurement Technologies (DMT), who provided this report for HMEI. The Report of this meeting is available here

Report – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 60th Executive Council, EC-LX, 18 June to 27 June 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
Attendees From HMEI were: Jan Hörhammer – HMEI Vice Chairman, Bryce Ford – HMEI Councillor, Bruce Sumner – HMEI Executive Secretary and Christine Charstone, HMEI Administrator. The HMEI Report of this meeting is available here.

Report – WMO/CIMO ET on Upper-air Systems Intercomparisons 3rd session and IOC on Upper-air Systems Intercomparisons 3ed session, Payerne, Switzerland, 2- 6 June 2008
Seven HMEI member manufacturers represented HMEI at this meeting. For more information see the report here.

Report – Meeting of the participants in Field Intercomparison of Rain Intensity Gauges
VignA di Valle, Italy, 21-22 May 2008
The HMEI Secretariat, Bruce Sumner, HMEI Executive Secretary and Christine Charstone, HMEI Administrator, attended this meeting, at the invitation of Dr Vuerich the Intercomparison site manager. The full HMEI report of this meeting is available here.

Report – Meeting of 5th Session of Expert Team (ET) on Requirements for Data from Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) Geneva, Switzerland, 5-9 May 2008
The HMEI attendees of this meeting were: Bruce Sumner, HMEI Executive Secretary and Christine Charstone, HMEI Administrator.
The final WMO report of the meeting will be interesting for AWS manufacturers, a link to this available in the HMEI report available here..

Report – Meeting of GCOS Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate (AOPC) 14th session
Geneva, Switzerland, 21-25 April 2008

The HMEI attendees of this meeting were: Bruce Sumner, HMEI Executive Secretary and Christine Charstone, HMEI Administrator. Please see here for the full list of participants. For the agenda and links to the documents please go to: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/gcos/index.php?name=aopcXIV
The full HMEI report on the meeting is available here.

Report – Meeting of GCOS Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN), Lindenberg, Germany, 26-28 February 2008
Rémy Pepin from Modem – HMEI expert on Radiosondes manufacturers, Pekka.Utela from Vaisala – HMEI expert on genreral upper-air network instrumentation and Bruce Sumner – HMEI Executive Secretary, attended this meeting on the setting up of the GRUAN network.
The full HMEI report of this meeting is available here.

Report – HMEI General Assembly at the 88th AMS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, January 2008
HMEI held its 2008 General Assembly of Members at AMS on Tuesday 22 January, 2008 at 9am in Room 232 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thirty -seven people attended. Items discussed included the amelioration of the HMEI Member Product Catalogue to include more detailed information on Members’ Products and discussions regarding status of the collaboration between HMEI and WMO in making the Catalogue acceptable for endorsement by WMO.

HMEI had a booth at the AMS 86th General Assembly Exhibition

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