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.