Reports on Meetings and Events of Interest to Members in 2011
HMEI Report – 9th session of WHYCOS International Advisory Group (WIAG), Geneva, Switzerland, 8-9 December 2011
This WMO Chief of Hydrological Forecasting and Water Resources Division directly invited the Executive Secretary of HMEI, Bruce Sumner to attend to represent the Association at this meeting of the Advisory Group. Mr Sumner attended and made the following report for the HMEI membership. 7 May to 25 May 2006, Geneva, Switzerland
HMEI Report – Joint meeting of CBS Expert Team on Surface-based Remotely-Sensed Observations (Second Session) and CIMO Expert Team on Operational Remote Sensing (First Session), Geneva, Switzerland, 5-9 December 2011
Bruce Sumner and Christine Charstone attended this meeting for HMEI and made the following report for members. 7 May to 25 May 2006, Geneva, Switzerland
HMEI Report – Joint Meeting of the Fourteenth AMDAR Panel Meeting (AMDAR-14), and the Third Session of the CBS Expert Team on Aircraft-based Observations (ET-AIR), Quebec City, Canada, 2-4 November 2011
Bryce Ford from SpectraSensors, Inc. represented HMEI at the Joint Meeting of the Fourteenth AMDAR Panel Meeting (AMDAR-14), and the Third Session of the CBS Expert Team on Aircraft-based Observations (ET-AIR), held Nov 2-4, 2011 in Quebec City, Canada.. 7 May to 25 May 2006, Geneva, Switzerland
HMEI Report – 3rd Inter-Programme Expert Team on Data Representation & Codes (IPET-DRC) meeting,
Melbourne, Australia, 20-23 September 2011 Michal Weis, IBL Software Engineering, attended the 3rd IPET-DRC meeting in Melbourne in September 2011 and compiled the following report for HMEI members. 7 May to 25 May 2006, Geneva, Switzerland
HMEI Report – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 15th Congress, Cg-XVI, Geneva, Switzerland, 16 May to 3 June 2011
7 May to 25 May 2006, Geneva, Switzerland
B. Sumner and C. Charstone from the HMEI Secretariat made this report for HMEI Members.
Report – Minutes of the HMEI General Assembly 2011, Geneva Convention Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 May, 2011
This General Assembly (GA) took place on the occasion of the METEOHYDEX during the 15th WMO Congress. The new Chairman of HMEI was elected at this GA and changes were made to the Rules and Regulations of the Association. The minutes were taken by the HMEI Secretariat, B. Sumner and C. Charstone.
Report – IOC for Radar Quality Control and Quantative Precipitation Estimation (RQQI), Exeter, UK, 14-15, April, 2011
This was a set up meeting to needed organise a project to Intercompare radar quality control algorithms for Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) applications; Develop best practices recommendations for WMO Members; and Quantify the quality of QPE radar products globally.
Report – INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (IOC) FOR UPPER-AIR INSTRUMENTS INTERCOMPARISONS, PAYERNE, Switzerland, 9-31 MARCH 2011
The objective of the meeting was to finalise the report of the WMO Intercomparison of Radiosonde Systems, held in Yangjiang, China on 13 July to 1 August 2010. The HMEI Executive Secretary, B. Sumner attended the first day of this meeting to meet with the Radiosonde manufacturers, and to provide any support required.
Report – GRUAN Implementation Meeting (ICM-3), Queenstown, New Zealand, 28 February to 4 March 2011
HMEI was specifically invited to attend this meeting. Hannu Jauhiainen from Vaisala was the HMEI representative attending this meeting and made the report for HMEI members.
Report – Minutes of the HMEI Members Meeting at 91st AMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, 24 January 2011
There were 39 HMEI member representatives and guests who attended this meeting. Andy McDonald (HMEI Vice-Chairman) was the Meeting Minute Secretary for this report.
Report – Steering Group on Radio Frequency Coordination (SG-RFC), Geneva, Switzerland, 18-20 January 2011 Ilkka Ikonen is the HMEI Expert on this team, and attended the meeting.