One of the purposes of WMO is to further the application of meteorology to aviation. The Aeronautical Meteorology Programme (AeMP) has the main long-term objective of ensuring worldwide, reliable provision of high quality, timely and cost-effective meteorological service to aviation users.
CAeM is the driving force behind the Aeronautical Meteorology Programme and provides guidance and coordination through expert working groups.
Implementation of the ICAO and WMO regulations related to QMS and competency of aeronautical meteorological personnel are high priority for WMO and for CAeM. WMO is providing assistance to its Members through training, development of guiding materials and other capacity development actions.
The provision of advisories and warnings of volcanic eruptions and volcanic ash clouds to aviation users necessitates close coordination between the international aviation community, aviation meteorologists and vulcanologists.
The structure of CAeM agreed by CAeM-16 (July 2018) is presented in the diagram below.
The provision of meteorological service to international air navigation is highly standardized and harmonized through standards and recommended practices developed by ICAO and WMO and published in ICAO Annex 3 and WMO Technical Regulations (WMO-No. 49), Volume II.
In the field of aeronautical meteorology, WMO coordinates and collaborates closely with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a sister UN agency. WMO has also established agreements with a number of aviation user organizations.