SAHF KNOWLEDGE HUB

SOUTH ASIA HYDROMET FORUM
Program to Support South Asia Regional Development in Operational Forecasting and Service Delivery

THE KNOWLEDGE HUB

Webinar 1: Forecaster's Forum

Date

February

2022

Time

17:30-18:00 (UTC +7 hrs)

Venue

Virtual (Zoom Platform)

Context

To enhance coordinated extreme weather triggered disasters in the region, it would be better if the NMHSs in South Asia work closely together. SAHF builds and facilitates the regional collaboration between the SAHF member countries-Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Forecasters’ Forum under the SAHF umbrella will aim to leverage the regional knowledge sharing to improve operational forecasting and service delivery. The Forecasters’ Forum brings together the weather forecasters from NHMSs of SAHF countries on a weekly basis to sustain dialogue and share the latest forecasts on extreme weather events in the region, emerging technology and ideas. The Forecasters’ Forum has the following objectives:
Communicate and discuss the weather and climate forecasts in the coming days and weeks including uncertainties and limitations.
Discuss the evaluation and performance of models and forecast skills.
Share new ideas and technology to improve weather and climate forecasting.
Communicate impending extreme weather events in the region and improve mechanisms to share forecast information between NMHSs.
Discuss mechanisms to improve the dissemination of forecast information to the sectors and general users.

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Speaker

Dr. Satya Kumar
Former Director,IMD

Agenda
Program
RIMES Team
Time
Opening Remarks
RIMES
01 min
Significant current and future weather outlooks
Dr. Satya Kumar, Fmr. Director,IMD
10 min
Significant weather report by countries
Moderated by RIMES
10 min
Closing Remarks
Director, RIMES
04 min

Objectives of the Webinar

  1. Communicate and discuss the weather and climate forecasts in the coming days and weeks including uncertainties and limitations.
  2. Discuss the evaluation and performance of models and forecast skills.
  3. Share new ideas and technology to improve weather and climate forecasting.
  4. Communicate impending extreme weather events in the region and improve mechanisms to share forecast information between NMHSs.
  5. Discuss mechanisms to improve the dissemination of forecast information to the sectors and general users.

Participants

Weather forecasters from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services’ of SAHF members

Technical Specification

Zoom is used as the webinar platform. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments using the chat function.

Date

February

2022

Time

17:30-18:00 (UTC +7 hrs)

Venue

Virtual (Zoom Platform)

Context

To enhance coordinated extreme weather triggered disasters in the region, it would be better if the NMHSs in South Asia work closely together. SAHF builds and facilitates the regional collaboration between the SAHF member countries-Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Forecasters’ Forum under the SAHF umbrella will aim to leverage the regional knowledge sharing to improve operational forecasting and service delivery. The Forecasters’ Forum brings together the weather forecasters from NHMSs of SAHF countries on a weekly basis to sustain dialogue and share the latest forecasts on extreme weather events in the region, emerging technology and ideas. The Forecasters’ Forum has the following objectives:
Communicate and discuss the weather and climate forecasts in the coming days and weeks including uncertainties and limitations.
Discuss the evaluation and performance of models and forecast skills.
Share new ideas and technology to improve weather and climate forecasting.
Communicate impending extreme weather events in the region and improve mechanisms to share forecast information between NMHSs.
Discuss mechanisms to improve the dissemination of forecast information to the sectors and general users.

WhatsApp-Image-2021-07-29-at-1.39.29-PM-1

Speaker

Dr. Satya Kumar
Former Director,IMD

Agenda
Program
RIMES Team
Time
Opening Remarks
RIMES
01 min
Significant current and future weather outlooks
Dr. Satya Kumar, Fmr. Director,IMD
10 min
Significant weather report by countries
Moderated by RIMES
10 min
Closing Remarks
Director, RIMES
04 min

Objectives of the Webinar

  1. Communicate and discuss the weather and climate forecasts in the coming days and weeks including uncertainties and limitations.
  2. Discuss the evaluation and performance of models and forecast skills.
  3. Share new ideas and technology to improve weather and climate forecasting.
  4. Communicate impending extreme weather events in the region and improve mechanisms to share forecast information between NMHSs.
  5. Discuss mechanisms to improve the dissemination of forecast information to the sectors and general users.

Participants

Weather forecasters from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services’ of SAHF members

Technical Specification

Zoom is used as the webinar platform. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments using the chat function.

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