International Training Course on Weather Forecasters
2012-06-26

 

Annex-I
ENROLMENT INFORMATION
 
 International Training Course for Weather Forecasters
 
International Training Course for Weather Forecasters will be organized by the WMO Regional Training Centre (RTC) Nanjing, China, and sponsored by National Meteorological Centre, China Meteorological Administration (CMA).
 
1.       Objectives
The main objective of the training course is to promote a better understanding of the prediction of severe weather, such as heavy rainfall, severe convective weather. The course will highlight the recent advances in the theory and practice of forecasting, provide the participants with expertise and the recent research findings that could be transferred to operations to increase the accuracy and timely of severe weather forecast and warning.
 
2.      Dates and Venue
First part:17-25 September 2012, WMO Regional Training Centre (RTC) Nanjing,China.
Second part: 26-28 September 2012, National Meteorological Centre of CMA, in Beijing, China
 
3.      Course Contents
The Training Course will consist of two parts. The first part mainly cover new observation systems for monitoring severe weather, severe weather diagnosis and parameters, meso-scale analysis on severe weather, QPE and QPF, EMP-LAM application in severe convective prediction, Meteorological Information Comprehensive Analysis Process System(MICAPS) including nowcasting component and meso-scale analysis component, and severe weather prediction. In the second part, all participants will attend case-study practice at National Meteorological Centre of CMA in Beijing.
 
4.      Training Format
Seminars on special topics, practical sessions, discussion, participant’s presentation, etc.
 
5.      Language of Instruction
The course will be conducted in English.
 
6.      Targeted Trainees
Weather forecasters from meteorological and hydrological services of developing countries, in particular the countries who have CMACast, namely, DPR Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
 
7Participant’s Qualifications for Admission
Participants are required:
1)      to be specialized in meteorology and with a minimum of one year professional experience;
2)      to be in good physical health with no infectious diseases. Physically fit to fulfill all course activities; candidates with limited physical mobility will not be accepted;
3)      to be proficient in English;
4)      not to bring family members to the training seminar in principle;
5)      to observe all the laws, rules and regulations of People’s Republic of China and respect the Chinese customs during the training period.
 
8Application and Admission
1) The applicants must be weather forecasters from Meteorological and Hydrological Services of developing countries, in particular the countries who have CMACast, namely, DPR Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The nominated candidates are requested to submit the Application Forms together with evidence of English proficiency to the WMO RTC Nanjing China for examination and endorsement.
2)      Admission Notices will be issued to the accepted participants by e-mail by the RTC Nanjing. With the Admission Notices, the participants are requested to go through all the necessary formalities for entering China and bring all the documents (Admission Notices, Application Forms) to the WMO RTC Nanjing China on the registration date of 16 September 2012.
3)      Only accepted applicants that receive the Admission Notices endorsed by the WMO RTC Nanjing China can participate in the training course.
 
9. Training Expenses
1)      Tuition fee is free for all the accepted participants that receive the endorsed Admission Notices by the WMO RTC Nanjing China. 
2)      Due to limited funds, the WMO RTC Nanjing China can provide local support such as accommodation, meals, local transportation in Nanjing, and train ticket from Nanjing to Beijing for 20 participants only. Normally one applicant from each developing country or two applicants from each Least Developed Country are endorsed by the WMO RTC Nanjing China for the local support.
3)      Other accepted applicants or their respective governments need to cover their accommodation (50 USD per day per person) and meals (20 USD per day per person) during the training period.
4)      The international travel costs including round trip tickets, transit fares and subsistence allowance during the travel are to be covered by the participants’ employers or other resources. Participants are recommended to buy their air tickets to arrive in Nanjing on 16th September 2012 and depart from Beijing on 29th September 2012.
5)      The expenses of visa, medical care, insurances and domestic salaries for the participants should be borne by the participants’ employers.
 
10. Insurance
The organizer of the Training Course for Weather Forecasters does not hold any responsibility for such risks as loss of life, accidents, illness, and loss of property incurred during the whole period of participation in the training seminar.
 
11. Liaison Information
Attn: Mr. Wang Caifang
WMO Nanjing Regional Training Centre
Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, 210044, P. R. China
Tel: (86 25) 58699917/58731404
Fax: (86 25) 57010085