Offshore weather observing training

The Offshore Meteorological Observers course enables observers to make accurate aviation weather reports for offshore helicopter operations.

16 March 2012 - Our Offshore Meteorological Observing course will be held in Aberdeen on 3 and 4 April and places are still available. Courses are also scheduled for 15 and 16 May (Aberdeen) and for 12 and 13 June (Exeter).

The Met Office is a Civil Aviation Authority approved provider of aviation observer training. The two day Offshore Meteorological Observing course is designed to enable personnel on offshore installations to make accurate weather observations. The training will provide tuition in the theory and practical skills required to make weather reports to the necessary standard to ensure the safety of helicopter operations.

The Met Office has been providing meteorological tuition for more than 70 years and has earned a reputation for being a world-leading provider of weather and climate training. The Met Office College offers a range of professional courses for meteorological service providers and tailored tuition for industry and the public sector delivered by meteorological experts and industry specialists.

The Met Office College is experienced in training forecasting and observing staff from meteorological services all over the world and personnel in industry who need to better understand and interpret weather information. Our wide range of training courses for industry includes training for Air Traffic Control, Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, Renewable and Traditional Energy, Road Operations and Broadcasting.

Course details

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Contact information

Met Office Press Office: +44 (0)1392 886655

E-mail: Press Office

Broadcast interviews:

The Met Office's Exeter office is equipped with a Globelynx camera ready for live broadcast interviews. Contact our press team on 01392 886655 to arrange an interview with one of our experts. Once an interview has been arranged, bookings can be made at

Met Office Customer Centre: 01392 885680

If you're outside the UK: +44 1392 885680

Last updated: 30 August 2012