Science Week 2013

Posted by Denis Margetic on August 1, 2013

The Melbourne VLab Centre of Excellence hosted its Advanced Forecaster Course “Science Week” from the 22nd to the 26th July 2012. Nineteen online sessions were presented to a classroom and online audience. The content of the presentations consisted of topics relating to the latest developments in meteorological science with respect to operational forecasting. This event is the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Training Centres contribution to the international community as a Centre of Excellence in the WMO Satellite Virtual Laboratory Program.

Once again our Sponsoring Satellite Operator, the Japan Meteorological Agency participated with two presentations. Other international contributions included presentations by Met Service New Zealand, the South African Weather Service, and NOAA NESDIS.

The online audience consisted of between 17 and 29 attendees per session, with participants from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the Royal Australian Navy, the Chinese Meteorological Administration, the Indonesian Meteorological Climatological and Geophysical Agency, the Meteorological Service of New Zealand as well as from the National Weather Service of Argentina, the Oman Meteorological Office and the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service.

A selection of presentations and animations are located on Science Week 2013 presentation page . Additions to this page are in progress.


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