Dear HMEI Members,

It’s great to have this opportunity to serve you.  I’ve heard from many of you and hope to have a chance to meet all of you in the coming months.  I encourage everyone to contact me personally at janderson@earthnetworks.com.

This is a pivotal time for the Global Weather Enterprise (GWE) and the importance of HMEI couldn’t be higher.  The world faces expanding needs for better – more accurate, reliable and comprehensive – weather, hydrological and environmental intelligence than ever before.  As climate change and trends in human development continue, climate and environmental risks increase.  In this year’s report from the World Economic Forum, again the top three risks to economic development are all weather, climate and environment related.  Meeting these challenges requires all the resources that can be organized.  The private sector plays a critical role and our standing within the overall GWE is increasing.  More than ever before, government agencies, the WMO and other parties are embracing the private sector to partner with them to meet today’s challenges.

The industry is changing rapidly and we must rise to meet the challenge.  Our industry is growing faster than ever.  There is significant new investment and consolidation within the private sector and new amazing capabilities are being accelerated and brought to market.  Our industry will expand further as we deliver flawless products and services with the highest level of integrity.

HMEI, being granted Working Arrangements status with the World Meteorological Organization, stands at the pivot point of these dynamics.  As the principle representative of the industry to the WMO we can influence important policy decisions that impact the growth of our industry.  The WMO is restructuring and embracing private sector engagement.  It’s a critical time for HMEI members to participate in all the technical working groups and other forums where we can contribute to the health of the GWE.  In the coming weeks and months we will be communicating more with you to ask for your participation.

HMEI is active in many areas as we navigate this dynamic time:

  • We have elected a new representative of the services sector to serve on our executive board, Ilse Gayl.
  • We have an ongoing dialog with WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas on all the WMO restructuring.
  • We are working closely with Dimitar Ivanov the new WMO representative in charge of Public, Private Engagement
  • We continue to finalize the tender specifications project and are making significant progress toward the broad adoption of these specifications
  • We are working to strengthen the ethical standards of our industry in cooperation with the WMO as part of our formal working arrangement
  • We are participating in the data policy working group on a number of issues particularly important for our services sector members related to open and fair data policies and the global data exchange

It will be my pleasure to hear from you on the issues that are most important for your company.  Please come forward and help HMEI have the impact and influence it must to help the Global Weather Enterprise grow and succeed.

With my very best regards,


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Rua João da Serra 33 – Outeiro do Botão
3020-524 Botão
PortugalEmail: info@ambimetric.pt
Web: http://ambimetric.pt/

Ambimetric is a company with international experience that develops and implements technical solutions for environmental monitoring. Their Automatic Weather Stations, which are designed for a wide range of applications, stand out in the field.

They design their own monitoring systems according to the applications and technical requirements of their clients. Each system is individually tailored to the needs of their clients.

Their range of solutions also include installation and technical training.

Azista Industries
17 Magnate Corporate Park, Near Sola Fly Over,
S.G. Road, Thaltej
Ahmedabad 380059, Gujarat
Email: sales@azistaaerospace.com
Web: www.azistaaerospace.com

Azista products and services are used by government organizations and several institutions to monitor the atmospheric conditions impacting climate change, energy sources, water resources, agriculture, forest cover, and other vital factors that determine the environment we live in. Azista system applications cater to parametric sensing requirements in fields such as weather forecasting, pollution control, hydro-meteorology, agro-meteorology, aviation meteorology, and oceanography. Their satellite communication equipment is used for disaster management, in data buoys and tsunami early warning systems, and by the border and coastal security services. The company complies with ISO 9001:2008 norms and ensures that the products are of the required quality. Its commitment to the business combined with knowledge of state-of-the-art microelectronics technology is the key to successful implementation of a wide range of projects.

Ljudevita Gaja 62
Samobor, 10430
Email: geolux@geolux.hr
Web: http://www.geolux-radars.com/

Geolux is a manufacturer of radar-based instruments for measurement of water level, surface velocity and discharge. Contactless measurement using innovative radar technology allows easy and fast installation of the instruments and minimal maintenance. Both the surface velocity radar and the water level radar have been developed specifically for hydrological applications and feature advanced data processing techniques to filter out various types of noise present in the environment. Geolux is based in the EU and is supplying hydrological instruments to global customers.

Hydrometeorological Instruments and Facilities (H.I.M.)
Kiefernring 47
D-14478 Potsdam
Email: info@meteorologyshop.eu
Web: https://www.meteorologyshop.eu/en

H.I.M. is a specialist provider in the field of meteorology, hydrology and aerology.
It offers sales, maintenance and service of high-quality meteorological and hydrological measuring instruments. The products are designed for professional use, but are also suitable for the interested layman.

Intellisense Systems
20600 Gramercy Place Suite 100
Torrance CA 90501
Email: info@intellisenseinc.com
Web: https://intellisenseinc.com/

Intellisense Systems creates advanced sensing and display solutions supporting a data continuum from acquisition to visualization. Our systems are enhanced with software, adding intelligence so raw data can be translated into useful information for improved decision making and process automation. We offer off-the-shelf products and custom development services. Intellisense Systems has been qualified across engineering, accounting and manufacturing to serve both government and commercial customers.

Via Ayrton Senna 22
San Miniato, PI, 56028
Email: italy@mcphy.com
Web: https://mcphy.com/en/

The McPhy Energy group, one of the world’s leaders in energy transition, is known for the design and supply of equipment and plants for production, storage and distribution of clean hydrogen, obtained through water electrolosis. In the industrial world, especially goldsmithery and metallurgical work, the range of Alkaline McPhy Electrolyzers – PIEL can be found. The reliability, the robustness and the variety of uses of these products, together with a fast and constant assistance to the customer by the McPhy team of specialized technicians and its widespread service centres, has seen their worldwide distribution increase over the years.

Seniverse Technology Ltd
Tower B, POSCO Center,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing, 100022
Email: hi@seniverse.com
Web: https://www.seniverse.com/

Seniverse, a meteorological technology company from China, is committed to using the meteorological data and artificial intelligence technology to help enterprises reducing risks, improving profits, and handle the challenges and opportunities brought by weather and environmental changes. Since 2006, Seniverse has been providing high-quality services to hundreds of enterprise clients with scenario-based commercial meteorological service solutions in retail, logistics, energy and other industries.

Sertel Electronics Pvt Ltd
NO 377 Nehru Nagar, 1st Cross Street
Perungudi, Old Mahablipuram Road
Chennai, 600096
Email: info@sertelelectronics.com
Web: http://www.sertelelectronics.com/

Sertel Electronics is a Design and manufacturing company having its presence in India, United Kingdom and Canada. Sertel Manufactures a wide range of products catering to Weather monitoring, Power industry, telecom and many more. Sertel develops and manufactures the Upper air sounding systems, GPS based Time servers, Data Loggers etc.

Sertel complies with ISO 9001:2015 norms and ensures that the products are of the required quality as per the global standards.

Wx Risk Global
919 N. Market Street # 950
Wilmington, DE, 19801
Email: info@wxriskglobal.com
Web: https://www.wxriskglobal.com/

Wx Risk Global is an international weather risk solutions company that provides natural peril risk mitigation products and services to individuals, cities, NGO’s and nations worldwide that have the greatest potential of falling victim to climate-related disasters.

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We are pleased to be issuing the HMEI Newsletter and to inform the membership some of what has been happening in the HMEI office:

  1. Congratulations to Ilse Gayl who is the successful candidate elected as Councilor responsible for HMEI Service Providers within the Global Weather Enterprise coordination.
  2. Discussion has commenced concerning the renovation of the HMEI website to make it more user friendly and revamp the behind the scenes activity, particularly to improve the security features.
  3. All members should have received the latest HMEI Membership Survey. As HMEI enters a new term with new members and leadership, we want to hear from our members about the direction for HMEI going forward. Please click on the following link to access the HMEI Member Survey.
  4. Discussions are ongoing with WMO concerning the next CIMO TECO, which is proposed to be held in conjunction with Meteorological Technology World Expo (MTWE) in Paris in September 2020. And a reminder that MTWE offers HMEI members a 10% discount on the cost of their stand.
  5. The WMO Ad Hoc meeting Data Issues and Policies whose aim is to provide preliminary advice on the future of WMO data policies is to take place next month. HMEI Chair Jim Anderson is attending this meeting as the HMEI representative.
  6. All members should have received their invoices for the 2020 contribution. We thank the many members who have already paid and encourage all members, yet to pay their contributions to do so as soon as possible in order that we can continue to offer the services you have come to expect.
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HMEI General Assembly 22nd Session (GA-22), Paris, France, tentatively scheduled for 23 September, 2020

HMEI Council 29th Session (Council-29), Paris, France, TBD

Information on future WMO Meetings and Workshops is available at: https://public.wmo.int/en/events

Any HMEI Member wishing to attend a WMO meeting as an HMEI Representative must contact the HMEI Secretariat hmei@wmo.int prior to the meeting, in order that the appropriate arrangements can be made with the WMO Secretariat.

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2020 China High-Tech Expo on Meteorological Modernization, Shanghai, China, 26-28 April, 2020

Ming Sheng Expo, supported by the Chinese Meteorological Administration (CMA), cordially invites HMEI members to exhibit at the 2020 China High-Tech Expo on Meteorological Modernization in Shanghai, the largest meteorology exhibition in China, 26-28 April.
To support the membership of HMEI, the organizers have offered, exclusively to HMEI members, a 10% discount on the rental of the booth space.
For further information, please contact Lisa Wang lisa.wang@minshengexpo.com

Asia Climate Forum incorporating InterMET, InterAIR and InterFLOOD Asia, Singapore, 6-8 July 2020

Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Asia Climate Forum (ACF) is the dedicated climate change & environmental services event for Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. Held annually in Singapore, it comprises three complementary events – InterMET Asia (launched in 2014 and now its 7th edition), InterFLOOD Asia (3rd edition) and InterAIR Asia.

In 2020, Asia Climate Forum will be officially part of CleanEnviro Summit Singapore. Organised by the National Environment Agency and co-located with Singapore International Water Week and the World Cities Summit, this will be the largest environmental event for SE Asia and the Pacific Islands held under one roof with more than 25,000 participants expected to attend the events.

To support the membership of HMEI, the organizers have offered, exclusively to HMEI members, discounts on the rental of the booth space.

European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting 2020, Bratislava, Slovakia, 7-11 September 2020

The Annual Meetings of the EMS aim at fostering exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas in the meteorological, climatological, and related communities. Facilitating interactions, integration, and engagement of science, applications, and actors is our core objective. The session programme highlights these goals and offers many opportunities for enhancing collaboration across the entire weather and climate enterprise (public, private, academic, users, and NGOs) to benefit societies in Europe and worldwide.

Meteorological Technology World Expo 2020, Paris, France, 22-24 September, 2020

A global event attracting around 200 exhibiting companies and 4,000 attendees from over 100 countries, Meteorological Technology World Expo is a truly international exhibition of the very latest climate, weather and hydro-meteorological forecasting, measurement and analysis technologies and service providers for a worldwide community of key decision makers within the aviation industry, shipping companies, marine/port installations, airports, military operations, off-shore exploration companies, wind farm operators, met offices, agricultural operations and research institutes.

To support the membership of HMEI, the organizers have offered, exclusively to HMEI members, a 10% discount on the rental of the booth space.

COP-26, Glasgow, Scotland, 9-20 November, 2020

The Western European and Other States Group (WEOG), has endorsed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in partnership with Italy, to host the twenty sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26), the sixteenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 16) and the third session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 3).

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS)

The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) is an independent society representing the atmospheric and oceanographic sciences in Australia.

AMOS provides support for and fosters interest in meteorology and oceanography through its publications, meetings, workshops, public events, grants and prizes.

American Meteorological Society

AMS brings together atmospheric scientists, professionals, students, authors, educators, researchers and weather enthusiasts from around the world to share and collaborate ideas about research.

Royal Meteorological Society, United Kingdom

The Royal Meteorological Society is a long-established organisation based in the UK that promotes the understanding of weather and climate. They support anyone with an interest in the subject, whether that’s through a personal interest or their professional work.

The Society’s programmes and events are broad and diverse, with many activities throughout the year, accessible not only to members, but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community.

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As a specialized agency of the United Nations, WMO is dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources.

WMO supports National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in meeting their international commitments in the areas of disaster risk reduction, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable development. This support is achieved with the work undertaken by WMO Programme Area Expert Teams, which are made up of experts from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and by industry experts drawn from the membership of HMEI. These Expert Teams make recommendations on future and existing policies and issues effecting the Global Weather Enterprise.

Updates on the work of each WMO Programme area are available at the following link: https://community.wmo.int/activity-areas

WMO Publications and resources such as MeteoWorld and WMO Bulletin and access to the WMO Library are available at the following link: https://public.wmo.int/en/resources

WIGOS Newsletters – access the latest newsletters from the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS)

CLIVAR Bulletin, December 2019





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