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Kathy-Ann Caesar Meteorologist.  ICAO-Annex 3 (standard)  WMO No 49 (standard)  WMO 258 (guideline)  Is WMO – 258 - a guideline or a standard?  Should.

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1 Kathy-Ann Caesar Meteorologist

2  ICAO-Annex 3 (standard)  WMO No 49 (standard)  WMO 258 (guideline)  Is WMO – a guideline or a standard?  Should there be a link between WMO classifications and specific jobs?

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4 EC Panel of Experts  Classification and qualifications of meteorological personnel  Task Team on Aeronautical Forecaster Qualification  Guidance on the training process Technical Commissions  Competencies and associated education and training requirements for particular tasks  Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM)  WMO Executive Council LXII  WMO 16 th Congress

5  New definitions of Meteorological Personnel  Approved New WMO Technical Regulations No. 49.  Approved the replacement documents to WMO Publication No th edition the Guidelines to Education document.  Approved the Aeronautical Meteorology Programme that links job tasks to qualifications rather than classifications  Congress strongly supported the introduction of a competency-based system for personnel in aeronautical meteorology

6  Adopted - Annex I to this resolution, as Chapter B.4, WMO Technical Regulations (WMO-No. 49), Volume I;  Adopted - the text in Annex II is the replacement for WMO Publication No. 258, Volume I, Meteorology.  WMO Members are urges to: academic qualifications required by Meteorologist  “Take the lead in consulting with the appropriate national and regional bodies to define the academic qualifications required by Meteorologists in their countries (states)” Cg-XVI/B/WP 6.2 – Appendix C.Draft Resolution 6.2/2 (Cg-XVI) – Definition of Meteorologist and Meteorological Technician

7 Old Definition A person who holds a university-level degree or equivalent; has acquired an appropriate level of knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science; and has completed the Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologist Proposed New Definition A person that has successfully completed the Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologist (BIP- M) requirements

8  Congress confirmed the amendment of the definition of Meteorologist and Meteorological Technician  Congress confirmed the amendment of the definition of Meteorologist and Meteorological Technician :  “Meteorologist – at university degree-level  a person who has successfully completed the Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists (BIP-M) requirements at university degree-level”, and  “Meteorological Technician –  a person who has successfully completed the Basic Instruction Package for Meteorological Technicians (BIP-MT) requirements”.  The implementation date for the changed definitions and Basic Instruction Packages will be 1 December 2013; Cg-XVI/B/WP 6.2 – Appendix C.Draft Resolution 6.2/2 (Cg-XVI) – Definition of Meteorologist and Meteorological Technician

9  December 2013 coincides with the requirement for meteorological service providers to ensure that their personnel meet the aeronautical meteorological personnel competencies.  NMS personnel have to show that they have successfully completed the BIP-M.  No grandfathering clause. Qualified meteorologist under the current definition will not have to do anything extra  However they are expected to have continued their professional development and  Those in aviation are expected to have documented this professional development.

10  Resolution 18 (EC-LXII) and the Abridged Final Report with Resolutions of the Sixty-first Session of the Executive Council (WMO-No. 1041) and in particular its paragraph  WMO Members has responsibility to decide what particular job in their organization should be held by a Meteorologist or Meteorological Technician.  For ICAO regulated aeronautical meteorological forecast services, AMF should be Meteorologists and, in compliance with ICAO QMS requirements,  ‘should’ will become a ‘shall’ in November 2016 (the terminology change thus making it a standard).  In line with ICAO provisions, all international air navigation meteorological service providers must, by November 2013, be able to demonstrate to ICAO and their respective national regulators that their AMP are able to provide evidence that they satisfy the competence standards set by CAeM.  Cg-XVI/A/WP 11.6 Appendix B.- Draft Resolution 11.6/1 (Cg-XVI) – Aeronautical Meteorology Programme

11  WMO recognizes:  Regional education and training institutions (RMTCs), provide a programme of study that covers all of the BIP-M requirements, but does not lead to a formal qualification such as a degree etc*. level  Such Institutions are expected to demonstrate that their programme attains the required WMO level, especially in terms of its breadth and depth of the BIP-M;  Such a graduate will be deemed to have attained the level of a WMO meteorologist  In the case of aeronautical meteorology, the graduate is an Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster (AMF) Annex II – Guidelines to the implementations on the education and training standards in Meteorology and Hydrology Vol-I Meteorology

12  Specifies the Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists (BIP-M) in terms of learning outcomes  Physical meteorology, including air quality and observing technology;  Dynamic meteorology, including Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP);  Synoptic meteorology, including mesoscale meteorology and weather prediction;  Climatology, including both the traditional statistical description and the modern dynamical study and interpretation of the climate, as well as climate prediction;

13  A person who has successfully completed the BIP-M programme of study are able to:  Demonstrate systematic understanding of their field of study;  Accurately deploy established techniques of analysis and enquiry used in their field of study, and apply the learnt methods and techniques to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding;  Use conceptual understanding that allows arguments to be devised and sustained and apply the understanding to the solving of problems in their field of study;  Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data whilst taking into account the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge of their field of study;  Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions about their field of study to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

14  Successful completion of the BIP-M …. does not mean that an individual is immediately able to competently perform a subsequent job;  Qualifications fall into two broad categories : Academic qualifications –..awarded by a college or university. …..specified in terms of a set of learning outcomes that have to be satisfied. Vocational (professional) qualifications – …..awarded by a training institution or professional body. …..specified in terms of a set of competencies that have to be demonstrated  A Job will now have an associated set of competence standards defined by the required specialized knowledge, skills and behaviours.  Acquiring these competencies will require job-specific education and training that goes beyond the BIP-M and BIP-MT requirements.

15 Top-level Competencies Annex I [WMO 49 Vol 1] Standards Second-level Competencies Describe and elaborate on the standards National Competencies Use examples of the second level to adapt the top-level competencies to suit the national situation

16  Previous requirement AMF meet competency standards by 2013 AMF = WMO Meteorologist by 2016 WMO Meteorologist = BIP-M plus university degree or equivalent  Today AMF meet competency standards by 2013 AMF = BIP-M WMO Meteorologist = BIP-M

17  Annex I – WMO EC-LXII (2010) approved Aeronautical Meteorological Personnel Competence Standards  An Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster  An Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster, A. For the area and airspace of responsibility, B. In consideration of the impact of meteorological phenomena and parameters on aviation operations, and C. In compliance with aviation user requirements, international regulations, local procedures and priorities, Should 1, in taking into account conditions A to C, have successfully completed the BIP-M 2 and should 3 be able to: 1. Analyse and monitor continuously the weather situation; 2. Forecast aeronautical meteorological phenomena and parameters; 3. Warn of hazardous phenomena; 4. Ensure the quality of meteorological information and services; and 5. Communicate meteorological information to internal and external users

18  An Aeronautical Meteorological Observer,  A. For the area and airspace of responsibility, B. In consideration of the impact of meteorological phenomena and parameters on aviation operations, and C. In compliance with aviation user requirements, international regulations, local procedures and priorities, Should 3, in taking into account conditions A to C be able to: 1. Monitor continuously the weather situation; 2. Observe and record aeronautical meteorological phenomena and parameters; 3. Ensure the quality of the performance of systems and of meteorological information; and 4. Communicate meteorological information to internal and external users.

19  SLMT course now contains a more detailed climatology practical sessions;  Aeronautical Meteorology and Forecast Office Simulation now have a higher pass mark (60%);  The institution of the Operational Aeronautical Forecasters’ Course for meteorology graduates who wish to work in a forecaster office;  Greater emphasis on briefings and application of student knowledge;  Institution of an On the Job training manual;  Development of an online ‘Continuing Professional Development’ course.

20  Questions …Comments


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