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WMO fellowship scheme

WMO fellowship scheme at ECMWF

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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. 

These are some project ideas for the placement, but feel free to submit your own proposal: 

  • Develop simple applications/visualisations for each of the datasets available on the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS) to increase the uptake of these data and to monitor the quality of the data 

  • Develop a verification methodology to assess the quality of ECMWF forecasts making use of local observations 

  • Develop discovery-based learning applications (for example Virtual Reality) to increase the use of ECMWF severe weather products in NMHS. 

To apply for a WMO Fellowship Programme placement at ECMWF, please fill in the application form below

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