New edition of WMO Guide on QMS published

16 January, 2018

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 in English language (link). Translation in to other official languages will follow soon.

Improving Meteorological Information for Air Transport - a new publication by a CAeM expert

16 January, 2018

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 TransportThis 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

Final report of the CAeM Global Survey 2016-2017 now published online

16 January, 2018

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.


News from Secretariat

22 December, 2017

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!


2/2017 CAeM Newsletter published

4 September, 2017

The 2/2017 issue of the CAeM Newsletter has now been published.

You can access it here: link to the newsletter


EC-69 Special Dialogue on the Future of Aeronautical Meteorological Services

11 May, 2017

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).


Meeting of WMO Secretary-General with the Secretary General of ICAO

2 May, 2017

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.



1/2017 CAeM Newsletter published

13 February, 2017

The 1/2017 issue of the CAeM Newsletter has now been published.

You can access it here: link to the newsletter



Update on the status of response to the CAeM Global Survey 2016

19 January, 2017

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

2 December, 2016

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.