Marine Weather Forecasting Course, RAI-Africa (Classroom phase)

Start Date:
Nov. 9, 2020
End Date:
Nov. 13, 2020
City:
Pretoria, SA
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Africa
Description:
IMPORTANT NOTICE (COVID-19/SARS-2): After evaluating the current global risk situation due to the COVID pandemic and the consequent travel restrictions, the organising committee has decided to cancel the face to face classroom event scheduled in November 9-13, in Pretoria, South Africa. The classroom phase will be held online (date to be confirmed). This is follow-up event for online Marine Weather Forecasting Course. Selected participants from online phase will be invited to this classroom phase, to be held in Pretoria, 22-26 June 2020. The course organised in partnership by NOAA and EUMETSAT will focus on the application of satellite data (scatterometer, altimeter and RGB products) to marine wind and wave forecasting. The objective of the course is to equip marine forecasters and trainers in marine meteorology with the knowledge and skills to use wind and wave data in their forecasting or training. The secondary purpose of the course is to better understand the operational realities of marine forecasters in Africa, what training needs there are and the regional capacities to meet those needs.
Targeted Audience:
Marine forecasters and trainers from WMO region I (Africa).
Host:
SAWS
Organizer:
NMS regional course
Format/Training Type:
Classroom Course
Language:
English
Qualifications:
Marine: Marine Weather Forecaster
Contact Name:
Dr. Winifred Jordaan
Contact Email:
Winifred.Jordaan@weathersa.co.za
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