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.
The 1/2017 issue of the CAeM Newsletter has now been published.
You can access it here: link to the newsletter
The CAeM Global Survey on National Arrangements for the Provision of Aeronautical Meteorological Service by the WMO Members has received an excellent response rate. As of 31 January 2017, 165 complete responses have been received from the 190 surveyed Member States and Territories, which makes a 87% global response rate. The status of responses is graphically presented below:
Entry into force of the WMO standard on the qualification of aeronautical meteorological forecasters
Seven years ago, a major change for the aviation meteorology was adopted by the WMO Congress and this change started with the implementation of a new concept - Meteorologist competency - which became effective on 1 December 2013.
In order to ensure not only the competency of Aviation Meteorologists but also the education level for Aviation Forecasters, the Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists (BIP-M) became compulsory.
We are pleased to inform you of the conduct of an online survey by the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) Expert Team on Governance (ET-GOV) on the national arrangements for the provision of aeronautical meteorological service in the WMO Members.
The first issue of the CAeM Newsletter has been published. You can access it here: link to the CAeM Newsletter .
The AEM Division would like to inform you that Mr Scylla Sillayo, Scientific Officer, will retire from WMO on 30 June 2016. We thank him for the 10 years within our Division and wish him a long and well-deserved retirement in his beloved Tanzania. We'll miss him!
The WMO qualification requirement for the aeronautical meteorological forecasters (AMF) included in the WMO Technical Regulations, Volume I (WMO-No. 49) will become a standard requirement as of 1 December 2016. To assist Members achieve conformity with this requirement, the CAeM ET-ETC has developed guidance material in the form of a "compliance flow chart" and "frequently asked questions". This material was sent to all Members through a circular letter on 28 January 2016. Members were also requested to provide information on the status of compliance with the AMF qualification standard.