World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is organizing an online Workshop on Transition to Automated Ground-based Measurements for Regional Association V (South-West Pacific) Members, from 30 November to 3 December and, on 8 December 2021. The workshop will be held in English using the MS Teams platform.

The workshop will focus on the transition of ground-based manual measurements to automated measurements and related network aspects. It will comprise five two-hour sessions (2200 — 2400 UTC), that will be held over four consecutive days, 30 November — 3 December 2021, while the last session, scheduled on 8 December 2021, will include the workshop wrap-up.

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

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

The target audience for the workshop is: managers responsible for planning, designing and decision-making regarding measurement systems and observation network management in RA V. The number of participants will be limited to around 25. The selected participants will be expected to attend all five workshop sessions, contribute to the workshop exercises and to the forum discussions.