WMO has recently published a new Guide to Competency (WMO-No. 1205). The guide will meet a great demand within the international community as it includes general material on defining and writing competencies, implementing competency frameworks that meet organizational needs, assessing for competencies, competency-based training and QMS-compliance. Furthermore, the new guide will interface with examples of various competency frameworks that already exist or that are being developed in a WMO context (e.g. for aviation, marine, etc.).
'Meteorological products versus meteorological information services - a short guide' is now available
Bart Nicolai (Belgocontrol), core member of the CAeM Expert Team on Information and Services for Aviation (ET-ISA) has prepared a short guide outlining the differentiation between meteorological products and meteorological information services.
The new 2017 edition of the Guide to the Implementation of Quality Management Systems for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and Other Relevant Service Providers (WMO-No. 1100) has been published. It provides guidance to WMO Members on how to develop and implement a quality management system (QMS). It also provides the steps for transition from International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 9001:2008 (ISO, 2008) to standard ISO 9001:2015 (ISO, 2015c)
We are pleased to announce that Mr Jaakko Nuottokari from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has recently completed a very interesting research which has been published as a Licentiate thesis under the title Improving Meteorological Information to Air Transport. This thesis provides an overview of the field of aeronautical meteorological research by introducing the organizations involved, global and regional strategies, impacts of weather on air transport, current state of the
A new publication containing the outcomes of the CAeM Global Survey on Aeronautical Meteorology Service Provision has been posted on the WMO website. The survey was conducted by the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) between November 2016 and February 2017. The primary objective of the survey was to establish a comprehensive, consolidated global view on the existing institutional arrangements for the provision of meteorological services to international air navigation.
After 19 years of dedicated service to the Aeronautical Meteorology Programme of WMO and the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology, Ms Brigitte Vuitteney-Gelman went to a well deserved retirement. A farewel party for Brigitte took place at the WMO Secretariat on the 19 December. Brigitte received a lot of flowers and thanks from all colleagues who worked with her including the members of the CAeM Management Group
Best wishes to Brigitte for a long and happy retired life!
The 2/2017 issue of the CAeM Newsletter has now been published.
You can access it here: link to the newsletter
The Executive Council devoted Thursday, 11 May 2017 to discuss the evolving requirements for the provision of meteorological services to international air navigation and the impacts of the envisaged changes on the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and other aeronautical meteorological service providers (AMSPs).
On 28 April 2017, the Secretary-General of WMO, Prof. Petteri Taalas met with Dr Fang Liu, the Secretary General of ICAO to discuss the cooperation between the two organizations in the field of aeronautical meteorology.