Courses and resources related to "Instruments and Methods of Observation"

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is organizing an online Workshop on Transition to Automated Ground-based Measurements for Regional Association I (RA I, Africa) Members, from 22 to 25 March 2021. The workshop will be held in English.

The workshop will focus on the transition of ground-based manual measurements to automated measurements and related network aspects. The workshop will comprise four two-hour sessions, that will be held over four consecutive days, using the Microsoft Teams platform.

The workshop’s topics include: Network Planning, Project Planning and Management, Technical Options, People Change, Risk Analysis and Procurement Practices. It will refer to a number of WMO publications.

The workshop is designed to be practical and interactive and relies on active participant contributions. It will include many opportunities for interaction with facilitators and fellow participants. It is expected that, through the workshop, participants gain ideas and knowledge of possible alternatives and solutions for transition to automated measurements.

The target audience for the workshop is managers responsible for planning, designing and decision-making regarding measurements systems and observation network management in RA I.

WMO is organizing an online Training Workshop on Quality, Traceability and Compliance – General Metrology and Temperature, for Regional Instrument Centres (RICs) and Regional Marine Instrument Centres (RMICs), from 8 to 15 June 2021. The training workshop will be held in English, using the MS Teams platform.

The training workshop will cover general topics such as metrology in meteorology, interlaboratory comparisons, competencies of laboratory personnel, terminology and vocabularies, with a particular focus on calibration and measurement uncertainties and temperature sensors calibration. The training workshop will comprise five two‑hour sessions. The first four sessions will be held over four consecutive days (8 – 11 June 2021), while the last session, scheduled on 15 June 2021, will include the training wrap-up.

The training workshop is designed to be practical and interactive and relies on active participants’ contributions. It will include many opportunities for interaction with facilitators and fellow participants. It is expected that through the workshop participants gain ideas and knowledge for possible improvement of calibration facilities and capabilities of their laboratories towards obtaining or maintaining ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. The participants will be expected to attend all five workshop sessions and contribute to group exercises and forum discussions.

The target audience for the workshop is managers and technicians of RICs and RMICs responsible for calibrations and uncertainty calculation, particularly in the domain of temperature.