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    Approximate time to complete:  1.5 to 2 hours. 

    This course is part of an initiative by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) aimed at building effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders in the public, private and academic sectors as well as civil society in support of critical services in weather, climate and water around the world. It makes use of videos, interviews, text, interactive graphics, case-studies and activities to introduce the basic concepts and issues surrounding Public-Private Engagement. 

    The course consists of four modules:

    • Module One: Introduction to Public-Private Engagement (~30 min.)

    • Module Two: Legislative and Institutional Frameworks for PPE (~25 min.)

    • Module Three: Data Sharing (~25 min.)

    • Module Four: Approaches for PPE (~40 min.)


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  • Acknowledgements

    The following people contributed to the development of this resource:

    Public-Private Engagement Office of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretariat

    • Tatsuya Kimura, Director
    • Mingmei Li, Senior Engagement Officer

    WMO, Education and Training Programme (ETRP) 

    • Luciane Veeck, Education and Training Support Officer
    • Mustafa Adiguzel, Scientific Officer

    Expert Consultant, Public Weather Services and PPE

    • Gerald Fleming, Senior Meteorologist

    Instructional Designer, Media Producer

    • Lon Goldstein,

    Special Thanks To:

    The course development team also would like to express gratitude to the following people for their support and contributions to this course:

    • Dr. Jack Hayes, Senior Consultant, International Weather Services, Baron Weather Services, Former Director US National Weather Service, NOAA
    • Mr. Willie McCairns, Chief Executive, ECOMET
    • Mr. Tomas Molina, Chief Meteorologist of Televisió de Catalunya, Barcelona, Associate Professor, Universitat de Barcelona, European Climate Pact Ambassador of the European Union
    • Mr. Mike Nelson, Denver7/ABC news, Chief Meteorologist
    • Prof. Dave Parsons, Director Emeritus, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, Former Chief, World Weather Research Division, World Meteorological Organization
    • Ms. Jill Peeters, Climate Awareness Expert, Media/TV meteorologist, Scientist, Founding member UNFCCC Climate Leadership Network 
    • Ms. Marianne Thyrring, Director of the Danish Meteorological Institute
    • Dr. William Travis, University of Colorado - Special thanks for the personal weather station demonstration.