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.

On 1 December 2016, this requirement entered into force, with all details according to WMO Technical Regulations No. 49, Vol. 1.  All information can be found on the ET-ETC website: http://www.caem.wmo.int/moodle/course/view.php?id=7

The Expert Team on Education, Training and Competency is and will be continuously available to offer all necessary support to member states and organizations on these topics.