Welcome to the first HMEI Newsletter for 2017. Now that the New Year festivities have settled down we can concentrate on our endeavours for the coming year.

HMEI Chairman, Mr Brian Day

HMEI Chairman, Mr Brian Day

Looking back to the first quarter of 2017, I was pleased to be invited to participate on behalf of HMEI at InterMET Asia 2017 in Singapore in March. One of the key themes that the conference centered on was the importance of Public-Private Partnerships in creating a stronger Global Weather Enterprise. In support of this theme, HMEI provided a keynote address on the status of the Tender Specification Initiative (more later). The title of the presentation was “Accurate Specifications Crucial In Public-Private Sector Engagement” which discussed the status of this HMEI led project in partnership with the World Bank and WMO.

HMEI was also invited to sit on a panel discussion for Public-Private Sector Engagement in the Delivery of Forecasting Services on the last day of InterMET Asia. The conversations quickly migrated to how to build a stronger Global Weather Enterprise. The overall conclusion from the panel discussion was the that a stronger Global Weather Enterprise would only be achieved through collaboration of the Public-Private Sector, working in partnership toward this goal. When published, we will be sharing a summary and the recommendations resulting from the panel discussions with the Membership.

Lastly, it was also a pleasure to see and meet with many of our members who were present at the exhibition in Singapore.

I am pleased to report that earlier this year, HMEI and WMO finalized an Exchange of Letters on the Tender Specification Initiative where we outlined what each group was responsible for in completing the project. Currently, the document is being reviewed by the WMO Commission on Instruments and Methods of Observation. We look forward to the completion of the work by WMO so that the project can move to the final phase which is rolling it out for use globally.

In June, we look forward to the coming WMO Executive Council (EC-69) where again HMEI will be in attendance and, in particular, to the anticipated 4th HMEI/WMO High Level Consultative Meeting (HLCM-4) where topics of mutual interest and benefit to both organizations are discussed.

We also look forward to June in St Petersburg, Russia and October in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with the upcoming exhibitions Weather/Climate/Water/Earth Observations/Green Economy 2017 and Meteorological Technology World Expo respectively. Of interest are the offers from the organizers of both exhibitions of a 10% discount on their stand space to members of HMEI. Both events represent great opportunities for our Members to showcase their forecasting services or their environmental monitoring products.

It is expected that during Meteorological Technology World Expo, HMEI will hold the 19th Session of our General Assembly (more information about the date, time and venue will follow closer to the date). I hope that many of our fellow members will join me in attendance.

Finally, I would like to wish all our members a year full of activity and prosperity.

Yours sincerely,
Brian Day
Chairman, HMEI

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HMEI welcomes the following New Members who have joined recently:

385 Science Park Road
State College, PA 16803
Email: sales@accuweather.com
Website: www.accuweather.com
Over 1.5 million people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for any longitude/latitude on Earth, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers- a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather’s CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

20 Phillips Street
Thebarton SA 5031
Email: enquiries@atrad.com.au
Website: www.atrad.com.au
ATRAD Pty Ltd (ATRAD) is an independently Australian owned and operated research and development company, and a manufacturer of wind profilers, atmospheric, ionospheric and meteor radar systems and related software.

ATRAD also supplies analysis software compatible with ATRAD and non ATRAD radar hardware, expertise in radar site selection and installation, and the routine monitoring and maintenance of radar systems. These activities are embodied in our business mission:
“To design, develop, integrate and market innovative, leading edge technology for environmental remote sensing, monitoring and interpretation”

ATRAD’s current core technology, mature in its development and routinely manufactured is:
• Medium Frequency (MF) distributed transmitter solid state transmitter pulsed radars for wind profiling at heights between 60 and 110 km above the Earth’s surface
• Very High Frequency (VHF) pulsed radars for wind profiling at heights between 300m and 20 km and 60 to 100 km.
• High Frequency (HF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) meteor detection radars for wind and temperature profiling at heights between 75 and 115 km
• Very High Frequency (VHF) Ionospheric radars for winds and ionospheric structure from 100 to 300 km
• Ultra High Frequency (UHF) low level radar for the 0 to 500m height region.

ATRAD provides the following services:
• Design and manufacture of complete MF, HF, VHF and UHF radar systems and all component RF subsystems, data processing and analysis, data display systems
• Consultation on atmospheric physics, remote sensing of the atmosphere and interpretation of data
• Antenna system and component design and supply
• Data acquisition hardware and software
• Data analysis software
• Remote system access via secure computer communications on global and local networks
• Installation, commissioning and verification of radar systems
• Training of personnel in system operation
• Design and supply of specialized test equipment
• Maintenance contracts and system upgrades

Beijing Red Giant Sci and Tech Co Ltd
Room 1205 Jian Tai Int’l Mansion A
No. 41 East Fourth Ring Middle Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100025
Email: 8848tech@8848tech.com
Website: www.8848tech.com
Beijing Red Giant Sci and Tech’s main products include radar antennas, satellite antennas, radomes, high voltage modulators, high voltage power supplies, 3D lightening detection system, magnetron tubes, klystron tubes, TWT tubes, solid state amplifiers and satellite receiving systems.

JH Acquisition, LLC d.b.a. EN-SCI
1325 West 121st Street
Westminster, CO 80234
Email: sales@en-sci.com
Website: www.en-sci.com
JH Acquisition LLC dba EN-SCI manufactures ECC ozonesonde, Cryogenic Frostpoint Hygrometer sonde along with support instrumentation for the vertical profiling of ozone and water vapour.

Ozone profiling the ElectroChemical Concentration (ECC) ozonesonde a lightweight, compact,and inexpensive balloon borne instrument for measuring atmospheric ozone. By measuring the electron flow and rate at which ozone enter the cell per unit time, ozone concentrations can be calculated. Support instruments include the KTU Ozone Test Unit, for conditioning and validating the performance of the ozonesonde prior to launch. The ECC ozonesonde startup kit contains all the necessary chemicals and components to prepare the ozonesonde for launch.

Water vapour measurement, the Cryogenic Frostpoint (CFH) Hygrometer sonde meaures the frost point from the surface to the stratosphere. CFH operates by maintaining a small mirror at the precise temperature necessay to generate a thin, constant layer of condensate on the mirror. The CFH startup kit contains the necessay components for handling the CFH cryogen and conditioning the sonde before launch.

nowcast GmbH
Albert-Roßhaupter-Straße 43
81369, Munich
Email : info@nowcast.de
Website : www.nowcast.de
nowcast has developed a form of technology which allows for the precise detection of lightning strokes. The system stems from the longstanding research work carried out by Professor Hans-Dieter Betz at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, which began in 1988. Since then, the lightning detection system has been successfully installed all over the world under the LINET (Lightning Detection Network) brand. One of the most impressive characteristics of the LINET is its patented algorithm which enables the detection of the altitude of lightning strokes three-dimensionally. Nowcast explores the fundamentals of lightning detection, offers reliable detection systems and provides high-precision lightning data worldwide.

QinetiQ North America
350 2nd Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
Email: Ian.arroyo@qinetiq-na.com
Website: www.qinetiq-na.com
For over 50 years, QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been providing world-class technology development, engineering research and development and revolutionary products to the defense, security, commercial and consumer markets. QinetiQ North America develops and delivers small, lightweight, cutting edge meteorological sensors and solutions for military, civilian, research and commercial markets. Our suite of meteorological (MET) sensors delivers accurate, low cost, actionable information to assist with planning and forecasting. Designed for diverse and challenging environments, our MET sensors provide precise, real-time weather data and wind information for: Weather planning and forecasting, Artillery support, Precision airdrop, Aerial delivery, Embarked air cavalry operations, and many other meteorological needs.

Our suite of products can be viewed at: https://www.qinetiq-na.com/products/metsense/

TechnoCentre éolien
70 rue Bolduc
Gaspé (Québec) G4X1G2
Email: info@eolien.qc.ca
Website: www.eolien.qc.ca
The TechnoCentre éolien (TCE) is a centre of expertise that supports the development of the wind industry.

TCE specializes in optimizing wind farm performance, developing solutions for renewable energy integration and supporting growing SMEs in the wind sector. TCE owns and operates the Site
nordique expérimental en éolien CORUS (SNEEC) which features two 2.05-MW Senvion wind turbines, a hybrid microgrid wind-diesel-other source power station, two 126-metre wind measurement masts and a LIDAR.We offer a flexible approach that addresses industry needs. We fulfill our mandates confidentially but can also obtain for our clients the support of our network of university, industrial and institutional partners.
Regardless of the mandate, we guarantee the independence of our results.

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HMEI General Assembly 19th Session (GA-18), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October, 2017
Date, time and venue to be advised

HMEI Council 26th Session (Council-26), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October, 2017
Date, time and venue to be advised

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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 jointly funded by The World Bank and HMEI has entered its final phase. An exchange of letters between HMEI and WMO has occurred to facilitate the process of official WMO approval of the project document.

  1. Future Direction of HMEI

Following the two recent surveys on feedback on our tender provider and seeking Members’ views on the future look and feel of HMEI activities that were completed last month, the HMEI Executive Committee is meeting this month discuss the results.  Members will be advised in due course as to the future strategic direction of the Association.

  1. HMEI website

There is an initiative currently underway to have the HMEI home page translated into one or more of the languages of WMO. We hope this will benefit our current members and encourage new members to join the Association.

  1. HMEI 2017 Membership contributions

Invoices for the 2017 membership contributions were emailed to members late last year.  We would like to remind all members that membership contributions were due as of 1 January 2016. The Secretariat has endeavoured to streamline the payment of membership fees such as with the introduction of credit card payment facilities. To avoid any interruptions in service, we would kindly request prompt payment. Please contact the Secretariat if you have any queries: hmei@wmo.int

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

Biral – Meteorological specialists, Biral, launch a very competitively priced new Road Weather Sensor (RWS-20)

Biral Road Weather Sensor RWS-20

Biral Road Weather Sensor RWS-20


Meteorological equipment specialists Biral, has just launched a very competitively priced new Road Weather Sensor (RWS-20) to monitor visibility and obstruction to vision for road transport applications.

Biral manufactures high quality meteorological sensors for professional markets, and its new product has been designed for use in road applications to provide reliable visibility measurement data. The sensor has been manufactured to allow easy integration with any Road Weather Information System (RWIS).

The RWS-20 has been specifically developed for the harsh road-side environment and is based upon the proven and very successful SWS range of visibility sensors, sharing many of its advanced technical features.

The new design is a compact forward scatter measurement principle and remains accurate in all weather conditions, ensuring local light sources, headlights or flashing signs do not impact its operation or reliability.

The RWS-20 has a measurement range of 10m to 7.5km, for use in road applications where fog, rain, spray and snow can create dangerous driving conditions. The optical windows and sensor hoods contain heating for use in harsh weather conditions throughout the year. Both optical windows have systems for lens contamination monitoring, ensuring the visibility output is constantly compensated to maintain accuracy whilst reducing routine maintenance duties.

In addition to monitored window heating, Biral’s new Road Weather Sensor has a 2 year warranty and self-test capabilities, along with automatic alerts for cleaning the optical windows. The product has a serial data output of RS232, RS422 or RS485, while providing analogue voltage visibility outputs (0-10V) or the extinction coefficient (EXCO).

The RWS-20 also features optional relays which can directly connect to road-side signage and other control systems, allowing intelligent communication and operation of local warning signs. This new addition to Biral’s Weather Sensor range is easily integrated into any Road Weather Information System (RWIS) to create a complete meteorological monitoring system.

Further information on Biral’s RWS-20 Road Weather Sensor are available by calling +44 1275 847787, emailing: enquiries@biral.com or by visiting the company’s website at www.biral.com

Delta-T Devices – The SM150T a research-grade soil moisture and temperature sensor


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New from Delta-T Devices is the SM150T whose advanced patented electronics and high specification construction produce a dependable sensor with exceptional salinity and temperature stability.

The SM150T is engineered to withstand long term burial – the sensor, connectors and cable are all environmentally protected to IP68 – and it comes with a 5 year warranty. It provides moisture accuracy of ± 3% (after soil specific calibration) and temperature accuracy of ± 0.5°C.

The SM150T is a dual purpose sensor – it can be used portably with a readout meter for instant moisture readings, or left installed in the soil connected to a logger – to provide moisture and temperature data. When installed it can be logged by any Delta-T Devices data logger and by many loggers from other manufacturers (it has a simple 0-1 V output). For portable applications the SM150T is available in SM150 Kit form, complete with readout meter and carry case.

The SM150T is easy to insert and install – its sharp pins minimise soil disturbance, preserving the original soil structure around the measurement rods. For burial at depth the cylindrical shape facilitates installation in augered holes. Optional extension tubes assist with placement and removal (50 cm and 100 cm lengths, connectable).

The sensor is ideal for many applications in science and horticulture. With an overall length of only 143 mm (rods 51 mm), the SM150T can be easily installed in grow-bags and plant pots. For portable applications the SM150T is available in SM150 Kit form, complete with readout meter and carry case. The kit is simple to use and rugged, making it easy to check the uniformity of growing conditions in substrates. The kit includes substrate calibrations for perlite, coir, peat, and mineral wool, as well as generalised soils

Gill Instruments Ltd – WindSonic 75 ultrasonic anemometer now measures to 75m/s


WindSonic 75

WindSonic 75 is a robust, low cost ultrasonic wind sensor with no moving parts. This 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor offers maintenance-free wind speed and direction monitoring for true ‘fit and forget’ wind sensing.

WindSonic 75 is a 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor, providing wind speed and direction data via one serial or two analogue outputs. To confirm correct operation, wind sensor outputs are transmitted together with an instrumentation status code.

WindSonic 75 has been designed as a lightweight (0.5kg) and robust ultrasonic wind sensor, with a corrosion-free polycarbonate construction. With a true solid-state construction, WindSonic 75 can be operated in harsh environmental conditions without fear of damage often associated with fragile cup or propeller wind sensors.

Hukseflux Thermal Sensors introduces the all-digital SR30 pyranometer

SR30 Pyranometer

SR30 Pyranometer


Features such as heated domes, internal ventilation and a tilt sensor, all enabling clear benefits, were met with great enthusiasm when Hukseflux showed a sneak preview of SR30 at the 2016 Meteorological Technology World Expo and SPI show. The next level SR30 is now commercially available.

Each individually tested SR30 pyranometer offers the highest measurement accuracy and highest data availability: it outperforms all externally ventilated pyranometers. Unrivalled in performance (and packed with many value-added features), SR30 has a small footprint and low power consumption.

Lambrecht meteo GmbH introduces the Ser[LOG] – Data logger and communication talent

Lambrecht SerLOG

Lambrecht SerLOG


The Ser[LOG] as a data acquisition and distribution unit completes the wide portfolio of LAMBRECHT meteo. The measured data are used to monitor and secure weather sensitive working and living areas. It was developed because of the demand for more meteorological measuring comfort, more flexibility and higher safety of analysis of data from weather stations.

Thanks to his modularity the Ser[LOG] is extremely flexible practicable and scalable. The basic mod-ule can be extended with up to three analogue measuring units in serial connection. Basic unit and analogue extended unit can even be installed decentralised with up to 1000 meter radius separated from each other.

The Ser[LOG] was developed as a ’’communication talent“. It supports wired communication/ PSTN (’’traditional“ communication), IP based communication like LAN/WAN, mobile communication (GPRS up to LTE), wireless (radio), data media (for example USB-memory-sticks).

The system is not only communicative, but also versatile. It masters diverse sensor logs for example Modbus RTU + TCP, SDI-12 and NMEA. Available for data transmission are SNAP, FTP, email, SMS etc. In “Push-Mode” the Ser[LOG] is sending its data to different defined recipients at predetermined times, intervals or events (e.g. alarms). As a special feature Ser[LOG] can control external Modbus (TCP) relay units.

It meets the requirements for meteorological services, application in rough industrial environment, deep sea shipping and agricultural farming. Because of its adaptability to different costumer require-ments, important meteorological data for companies can be analysed immediately and in real time.

RM Young Company announces the release of the ResponseONE Weather Transmitter



YOUNG is pleased to announce market availability of the ResponseONE Weather Transmitter. The ResponseONE accurately measures five key meteorological variables in one durable and compact instrument. The instrument integrates ultrasonic wind speed & direction, temperature, relative humidity and barometric pressure sensors while providing data in a variety of serial output formats. Data may be visualized with the YOUNG Model 26800 Translator as well as a variety of 3rd party data acquisition systems.

Applications for the ResponseONE include agricultural, industrial, transportation, power generation, air quality and institutional weather monitoring.

The ResponseONE joins a line of scientific and industrial grade instruments that have been proven in the most demanding applications. Ordering and technical information is available at www.youngusa.com or by contacting YOUNG at +1-231-946-3980.


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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:

Campbell Scientific Accredited with ISO14001:2015
Campbell Scientific Ltd, the European division of the global Campbell Scientific group of companies, is delighted to announce that it has been successfully accredited with the ISO14001:2015 Standard for Environmental Management…

Congratulations to member Thies Clima on the launch of their brand new website
Check it out! www.thiesclima.com/

AXYS metocean buoy supports Polish offshore wind development
AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) is pleased to announce that a WatchKeeper meteorological and oceanographic data buoy has been recently deployed approximately 60km offshore along the Northern coast of Poland in the Baltic Sea…

OSI announces purchase FAA Certified AWOS-AV product line
Optical Scientific Inc. (OSI) announces the purchase of the Belfort FAA Certified AWOS-AV product line…

Win a trip to Amsterdam with Kipp & Zonen’s pyranometer hunt
Who can find the oldest, still operating, Kipp & Zonen pyranometer and win a trip to Amsterdam?

World’s first floating microwave radiometer complements measurements of the first floating LiDAR
AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce that design work with Boulder Environmental Sciences & Technology (BEST) is underway to deploy the world’s first buoy based microwave profiling radiometer on a floating platform, the FLiDAR WindSentinel.

Leosphere announces a long range scanning Windcube is being used for an Arctic Climate Study

Windcube 100S in situ in Arctic

Windcube 100S in situ in Arctic

A Leosphere Windcube 100S is currently being operated by KOPRI (Korea Polar Research Institute) for Arctic atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) wind measurement, as required research activity for weather and climate prediction project…

Windcube 100S

New Thies Clima Product Range from Biral
Meteorological specialists, Biral, have just introduced a new product brochure of equipment from Thies Clima covering meteorology, environmental protection and industry.

Australian Environment Innovators Ecotech Merge with Growing French Giant
Indo-Australian environmental monitoring pioneer merges with ACOEM to accelerate global impact…

LAMBRECHT meteo gets large order from German Weather Service
With its precipitation sensor rain[e]H3 LAMBRECHT meteo GmbH prevailed against all competitors and has been awarded with the contract after participation in a tender of German Weather Service (DWD)…

Raymetrics to be the first company certified by LiCAL/ACTRIS
Raymetrics is to become the first atmospheric LIDAR manufacturer able to offer certifications for its products, and for their systematic uncertainties, from LiCAL/ACTRIS…

Campbell Update, January, 2017

EKO Instruments Newsletter, January, 2017

Hukseflux Thermal Sensors Newsletter, January, 2017

Latest Industry News, January, 2017
From the publisher of Meteorological Technology International magazine and organiser of Meteorological Technology World Expo

LufftPost, January, 2017

Meteo France International Newsletter, January, 2017

MicroStep-MIS Newsletter, February, 2017

February Industry News, February, 2017
From the publisher of Meteorological Technology International magazine and organiser of Meteorological Technology World Expo

LufftPost, March, 2017 – announcing new website launch

March Industry News, March, 2017
From the publisher of Meteorological Technology International magazine and organiser of Meteorological Technology World Expo

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The World Calibration Centre for Aerosol Physics (WCCAP) conducts calibrations of physical aerosol measurement instruments as well as environmental and workplace measurements of aerosols.

The WCCAP frequently performs intercomparison workshops of physical aerosol instruments.
Of particular interest are particle mobility size spectrometers, integrating nephelometers, and absorption photometers.

Click here for information about upcoming intercomparisons in Europe

For all other regions contact Prof Dr Alfred Wiedensohler alfred.wiedensohler@tropos.de or click here for further information.
Source: http://www.wmo-gaw-wcc-aerosol-physics.org/index.html

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174 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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Fourth International Workshop on the Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data (MARCDAT-4), South Hampton, 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 to 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.

Coordination Group on Satellite Data Requirements for Regional Associations III and IV, Willemstad, Curaçao, 5-8 September, 2016                                                  Report available in English and Spanish

FINAL REPORT – Workshop on the Vision for WIGOS in 2040, Geneva, Switzerland, 18-20 October 2016
Click here and then click on the report

MEMBER REPORT – WMO Steering Group on Radio Frequency Coordination 2017 (WMO SG-RFC), Geneva, Switzerland, 23-27 January, 2017
HMEI Representatives participating in the Expert Team:
Juha Salmivaara, Vaisala
Marcus Pool, Selex ES

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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 2017.

12th session of the Commission for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) Management Group, Paris, France, 3-5 April, 2017

Thirty-eighth WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC-38) Meeting, Paris, France, 3-7 April, 2017

Polar Prediction Project – Societal and Economic Research Applications (PPP-SERA) Meeting, Fairbanks, Alaska, 5-9 April, 2017

19th Session of the Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOPC-19), Vienna, Austria, 6-7 April, 2017

GAW 2017 Symposium (10-13 April 2017), Meeting of the GAW Urban Research Meteorology and Environment (GURME) Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) (7-8 April 2017) and Meeting of the Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry Scientific Steering Committe, Geneva, Switzerland, 10-13 April, 2017

Second Steering Committee Meeting (SCM 2) of the Black Sea and Middle East Flash Flood Guidance (BSMEFFG) System and Training Workshop for Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 11-13 April, 2017

Southern China Monsoon Experiment (SCMREX) Research and Development Project (RDP), Beijing, China, 12-13 April, 2017

Pre-COF Workshop and SASCOF-10, Pune, India and Thimphu, Bhutan, 13-26 April, 2017

Training Workshop on Satellite data and products for Drought Monitoring and Agrometeorology, Budapest, Hungary, 24-28 April

2nd Meeting of GESAMP’s Working Group on Marine Geoengineering (WG41), Geneva, Switzerland, 26-28 April, 2017

32nd Session of the GAWTEC Training Course, Zugspitze, Germany, 1-12 May, 2017

First Steering Committee of the Central America Flash Flood Guidance System (CAFFGS SCM 1), San José, Costa Rica, 3-5 May, 2017

7th International Verification Methods Workshop and 11th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Forecast Verification Research, Berlin, Germany, 3-11 May, 2017

69th Session of the WMO Executive Council (EC-69), Geneva, Switzerland, 10-17 May, 2017

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 22-23 May, 2017

Second Joint Meeting of the CAeM Expert Team on Aviation, Science and Climate and CAeM Expert Team on Information and Services for Aviation (ET-ASC/ET-ISA/2), Geneva, Switzerland, 22-24 May, 2017

The WMO Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) “Best Practice” Workshop 2017, Tokyo, Japan, 6-9 June, 2017

Predictability, Dynamics and Ensemble Forecasting (PDEF) Working Group meeting, Bern, Switzerland, 3-5 July, 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
There is an exhibition planned for the back to back CAS and JCOMM TECOs. More information will be forwarded when it comes to hand.

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, Turkey, 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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Gulf Environmental and Sustainable Development Forum – GEF 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 4-6 April, 2017
The GCC Environmental and Sustainable Development Forum, GEF, was originally launched in 2010. Since the first edition, GEF has grown in popularity and prestige over the years to assert its position as Saudi Arabia’s flagship environmental event.

The return of GEF in 2017, will be held under the initiative of The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection and will once again combine an international exhibition with a strategic conference as well as a prestigious awards ceremony.

Ocean Business 2017, South Hampton, UK, 4-6 April, 2017
The show’s unique training and demonstration programme is one of the biggest attractions to Ocean Business, with some of the leading names in the business presenting their new innovations.

IAIA17 – 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Montreal, Canada, 4-7 April, 2017
Climate change represents a key challenge to the sustainability of global ecosystems and human prosperity in the 21st century. Climate change goes beyond project impacts, as it affects many diverse global issues: from water, food, and energy security to impacts on human rights and vulnerable peoples. Global climate change raises important questions of international and intergenerational justice.

10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference, Qingdao, China, 17-20 April, 2017
This Conference will offer an essential opportunity in the region for marine scientists, ocean institutions and their countries to advance marine scientific knowledge, catalyze multi- and cross-disciplinary collaborations with a view to addressing challenges that countries in this region are facing, including these in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the dedicated Goal 14 for the ocean: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

2nd European Hail Workshop, Bern, Switzerland, 19-21 April 2017
In several regions of Europe, including Switzerland, south-west Germany, and Austria, hail damage has increased substantially in recent years, such that hailstorms have become one of the major atmospheric hazards. The Mobiliar Lab, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), MeteoSwiss, and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) are jointly organizing a workshop for researchers and professionals to discuss different aspects of hail.

Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) – Ocean Outlook conference: Seeing under water, Woods Hole, MA, USA, 19-21 April, 2017

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 April, 2017
The EGU General Assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.

25th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, Cadiz, Spain, 25-27 April, 2017
The Air Pollution conference in this series have discussed and considered many important air pollution issues and the international nature of the attendees has ensured that the conference findings and conclusions enjoy a wide and rapid dissemination amongst the air pollution science and policy communities. Air pollution issues remain one of the most challenging problems facing the international community. The series has demonstrated the wide spread nature of the air pollution phenomena and has explored in depth the impacts of air pollution on human health and the environment.

Thirteenth Session of the IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms, Paris, France, 3-5 May 2017

Air Quality Monitoring and Control Summit, New Delhi, India, 5-6 May, 2017
The event aims to bring together Industry Experts and Service providers on one platform discussing about the latest trends and advancements in the areas of Air Quality control and Monitoring.

PAGES’ 5th Open Science Meeting (OSM), Zaragoza, Spain, 9-13 May, 2017
The OSM is an international and multi-disciplinary platform for sharing latest research results on past global changes and the venue for discussing and defining the role of past global change science in the coming years.

The theme of the OSM is “Global Challenges for our Common Future: a paleoscience perspective.”

This meeting will fully reflect the PAGES structure and themes of climate, environment and humans, the strengthening of the connections between PAGES working groups and the increasing importance of an interdisciplinary approach.

2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Cancun, Mexico, 22-26 May, 2017
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Global Platform), as recognized by the UN General Assembly, is the main forum at the global level for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and the review of progress in the implementation of international instruments on disaster risk reduction. It was established in 2006 and is now the world’s foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.

Sensor+Test 2017, Nürnberg, Germany, 30 May – 1 June 2017
SENSOR+TEST is the leading forum for sensors, measuring and testing technologies worldwide. From Sensors to Evaluation: This offers a comprehensive overview of system expertise for measuring, testing, and monitoring tasks in all industries.

16th World Wind Energy Association WWEC2017, Malmö, Sweden, 12-15 June 2017
The Conference will be the event of the year that brings together the foremost experts, peers and practitioners in the business from the whole world. On the theme; Popular and Participatory Wind Power, the conference will focus on how to contribute to the development of wind power with a mix of players working for the energy transformation.

Weather Climate Water Exhibition logo Weather.Climate.Water/Earth Observations/Green Economy 2017, St Petersburg, Russia, 14-15 June, 2017
A 10% discount is offered to HMEI Members
Forum & Exhibition will bring together professionals and decision makers in the field of hydrometeorology, hydrology and environmental monitoring from all regions of Russian Federation and CIS countries, as well as consumers of hydro-meteorological information in all of the weather dependent sectors of economy and related governmental agencies: transportation, industry, agriculture, energy, construction, forestry, ecology, natural resources, emergency services, military and law enforcement, municipalities, public health, tourism, and etc.

17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConferences SGEM 2017, Bulgaria, 27 June – 6 July, 2017
The International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConferences SGEM bring together researchers, educators and practitioners representing research and educational institutions, companies, government agencies and consulting organizations from all over the world to exchange ideas, to define the research priorities in the fields of geosciences.
The overall objective is to propose potential solutions of problems related to the global changes, to contribute to the integration of environmental consideration into the decision-making process – hoping to ensure that present consumption will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The Future of Transportation World Conference, Cologne, Germany, 5-6 July, 2017
The Future of Transportation World Conference will bring together world transportation leaders from automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, transportation authorities and city planners, rail and public transportation technology firms and operators, technology and software giants, drone and personal air transportation solution companies, freight and logistics companies, mass-transit solution providers, business consultants, inventors of new and disruptive global mobility solutions, all with the common goal of devising better solutions for the increasingly demanding challenge of providing safe, efficient, sustainable transportation for the world in 2030 and beyond.

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.

Conference on Regional Sea-level Changes and Coastal Impacts, New York, USA, 10-15 July, 2017
The major outcome from the conference will be an assessment of the current state of the sea level science, an outline of future research requirements for improving our understanding of sea-level rise and variability and a description of the observational requirements (both experimental and sustained systematic observations). The outcome will specifically include a report specifying the information on coastal seal level change required by coastal communities for adaptation and decision making purposes. The report will consider traditional observational techniques (e.g. tide gauges), as well as recent observational techniques (e.g. radar and laser altimetry, satellite gravimetry). The organizers envision that the conference will serve as a basis for a new assessment of the state of the art on regional sea level research that will be input to the next IPCC assessment.

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.

Logo_Ott_Hydromet Hydromet Systems Training Workshop, Sterling, VA, USA, 8-11 August, 2017

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.

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.

Please contact the HMEI Secretariat if you are interested in attending the CAP Workshop hmei@wmo.int 

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.


2017_Square_MTWE Logo 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.

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, 2017
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).

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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Global Atmospheric Watch Publication Airborne Dust: From R & D to Operational Forecast, 2016

WMO Publication: AMDAR Benefits to the Air Transport Industry, 2016

WMO Publication: WMO International Pyrheliometer Comparison IPC-XII, 2016

WMO Publication: Best Practices for Achieving User Readiness for New Meteorological Satellites, August, 2016

WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, 24 October, 2016
English French Russian Spanish Arabic

WMO Publication: WIGOS Newsletter, January, 2017

Global Atmospheric Watch Newsletter, February, 2017

WMO Publication: International Cloud Atlas – Manual on the Observation of Clouds and Other Meteors, March 2017
This Atlas describes the classification system for clouds and meteorological phenomena used by all WMO Members. The classifications also describe meteorological meteors other than clouds – hydrometeors, lithometeors, photometeors, and electrometeors.


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