ECMWF and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have developed a scheme under which the Centre regularly hosts forecasters from developing countries for a number of months. The scheme is part of the WMO Fellowship Programme, which was set up after the WMO identified a need for specialised training placements to develop capacity in least developed and developing countries. The aim is to expand the international network of cooperation opportunities between experts in weather forecasting.
As a result of their training, fellowship holders will be able to help build up the capabilities of their respective national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHS) so that those services can make a bigger contribution to the social and economic development of their countries.
The scheme is part of long-standing efforts by the WMO and ECMWF to raise the level of scientific knowledge in weather forecasting across the globe. A forecaster from Vietnam’s National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting was the first to take part in the scheme from October 2016 to September 2017.
We would encourage the applicants to submit their project ideas which will form part of the evaluation. To apply for a WMO Fellowship Programme placement at ECMWF, please fill in the application form below
Deadlines for applications is 3rd February 2020