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.