Education and Training Publications
Below are the publications released by the Education and Training (ETR) Office. Links to other WMO Publications available in electronic format here. Please check these URLs for updated information on a regular basis.
Careers in Meteorology (WMO-No. 1126)
This book is a brief introduction to a career in meteorology. [...] This second edition of A Career in Meteorology is being published to mark the 2014 World Meteorological Day, whose theme is “Weather and climate: Engaging youth”. Since the first edition was published in 2006, weather and the related concerns of climate and hydrology have gained an increasingly high profile. In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, won the Nobel Peace Prize. Today, weather and climate are featuring prominently in the development of the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and of the post-2015 phase of the Hyogo Framework for Action on disaster risk reduction.
Guidelines for the Recognition or Reconfirmation of WMO Regional Training Centres (RTCs)
The guide is designed for those who review, or monitor, the requirements for recognition or reconfirmation of a WMO Regional Training Centre. The reviews are conducted against the EC Criteria for the Recognition or Reconfirmation of Regional Training Centre, approved by EC- LXII in June 2010 (see Annex I). Use of the guide should lead to reporting in a harmonized and standardized manner.
Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian
Guidelines for Trainers in Meteorological, Hydrological and Climate Services (WMO-No. 1114)
This publication is intended for those involved in providing training for staff in a National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS) or related agencies. In particular, it aims to strengthen training departments and enhance the expertise of trainers by providing a reference manual and introductory guide. It includes guidance on the options available to ensure positive learning experiences for individuals and organizations.
Guidelines for Applying for a WMO Fellowship (WMO-No. 1104)
This guide is intended to help Permanent Representatives of WMO (hereafter referred to as PRs) and potential candidates understand the purpose and benefits of the WMO Fellowship Programme. It will familiarize them with the application procedure, requirements, entitlements and available fellowship opportunities. It builds upon the Manual on Policies and Procedures for WMO Fellowships (WMO/TD-No. 1356, ETR-18) but takes into account the funding situation for the current financial period, identifying which elements of support can be offered within the available funding.
Competency Requirements for Education and Training Providers for Meteorological, Hydrological, and Climate Services
This document sets out a competency framework for personnel involved in training and education.
Manual on the Implementation of Education and Training Standards in Meteorology and Hydrology WMO-No. 1083
This document replaced WMO-NO.258 Volume-I on 1 December 2013.
The present publication is intended to facilitate a common understanding of the basic qualifications being required of individuals who are to be recognized either as Meteorologists or as Meteorological Technicians, as defined by World Meteorological Organization (WMO), while also assisting National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in establishing their respective personnel classification systems and training programmes to satisfactorily meet international standards.
"GUIDELINES FOR THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL IN METEOROLOGY AND OPERATIONAL HYDROLOGY"
Prepared under the guidance of the Executive Council Panel of Experts on Education and Training
This completely revised edition consists of two separate Volumes - Volume I: Meteorology and Volume II: Hydrology. It covers two major items: the new classification of personnel and revised curricula for initial qualifications and early specialization in meteorology and hydrology.
* This documents was replaced by WMO-No. 1083 on 1 December 2013!
WMO-No. 258 (Supplement No. 1)**
"TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR AERONAUTICAL METEOROLOGICAL PERSONNEL"
Description of previous version: The purpose of this Supplement is to present in a concise and unambiguous manner the WMO requirements for training and qualification of aeronautical meteorological personnel (AMP), and to facilitate the development of specialized syllabi for the initial qualification of those personnel.
** For all information regarding current qualifications and competencies for personnel providing meteorological services to international civil aviation, see http://www.caem.wmo.int/moodle/. Click Regulatory and Reference Material and then log in as Guest.
WMO-No. 258 (Supplement No. 2)
"GUIDELINES FOR CURRICULA IN AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY"
This document is to guide forecasters working for the aviation community. Its intention is to discuss the many and varied phenomena which, unfortunately, can prove hazardous to aviation which lower the safety of air operation and may cause loss of equipment and life. Whilst some forecasting techniques are mentioned, of itself this document is not a forecasting ‘textbook’. It is intended that the reader is familiar with some quite technical terms used in meteorology. Practicing forecasters reading this document should have ready access to more involved texts on the various subjects
Initial formation and specialization of meteorological personnel: Detailed Syllabus Examples
This publication is supplementing Chapters 3 and 4 of the Guidelines for the Education and Training of Personnel in Meteorology and Operational Hydrology, WMO-No. 258, Vol. I Meteorology.
Members Training Requirements, Opportunities and Capabilities in Meteorology and Hydrology, WMO Survey 2006
This publication contains result analysis of the WMO Survey on Member's training requirements and opportunities in meteorology and hydrology, which took place during 2006. The survey represent an objective basis for a proper assessment and planning of the WMO training activities and for introducing modifications and improvements to the Education and Training Programme.
Manual on Policies and Procedures for WMO Fellowships
This Manual is meant to serve as a tool for the effective management, internal oversight and coordination of fellowship implementation, and to guide Member countries in their requests for fellowships, group training and familiarization visits.
Members Training Requirements, Opportunities and Capabilities in Meteorology and Operational Hydrology
This publication contains result analysis of the WMO Survey on Member's training requirements and opportunities in meteorology and hydrology, which took place during 2002. The survey represent an objective basis for a proper assessment and planning of the WMO training activities and for introducing modifications and improvements to the Education and Training Programme.
Part-1 - Notes for the Training of Instructors in Meteorology and Operational Hydrology (2001)
This publication aims at helping the meteorological and hydrological instructors to update their know-how on teaching methods, strategies and technologies. It will also serve as a guide and reference to both new and experienced instructors. (Published in 2001. Chapter 3: Using Educational Technology in Training is not up-to-date.)
The Tenth WMO Symposium on Education and Training: Meteorological and Hydrological Education and Training for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.
Introduction to climate change: Lecture notes for meteorologists
The compendium provide material on the science of climate change, assuming that students already have the basic understanding of geophysical fluid dynamics and relevant physical processes in the atmosphere. Although designed as training material. it also attempt to respond to the needs for monitoring climate change, to help governing bodies to understand the scientific issues and to provide information to general public. . .
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