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Find out more about some of our international activities in our latest news and contributions

October 2015Training courseInitial Forecasting Course - 5 October 2015 to 4 March 2016. This foundation meteorologist course is aimed at staff new to forecasting and covers the requisite meteorological knowledge in the WMO Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists (BIP-M). Email us for more information: moc.enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk
July 2015Event
July 2015Event

As part of the GREAT week on Agri-Tech, the UK Science and Innovation Network and Met Office hosted an exhibition and seminar in the dramatic UK Pavilion at MilanEXPO 2015. The event focused on weather and climate impacts on global food security and involved CABI, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the UN World Food Programme. Read more on Milan Expo's news pages

June 2015New case study Tanzania Met Agency - Enhanced climate resilience through user engagement and data rescue in Tanzania Tanzania Met Agency - Enhanced climate resilience through user engagement and data rescue in Tanzania (PDF, 102 kB)
May 2015New case study Climate information services for Kenya Climate information services for Kenya - Strengthening adaptation and resilience to climate variability and change in Kenya (PDF, 104 kB)
April 2015News

Our international development project Ada Consortium: Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation Into Planning has won the 'Outstanding International Collaboration' category of the British Expertise International Awards. Find out more about the awards and winners here:

March 2015

Flyer

The Community of Practice for Early Warning Systems in Africa is a growing group of development agencies, government stakeholders, national meteorological services, civil contingency agencies, non-governmental organisations and academia. Community of Practice for EWS in Africa Read more about the Community of Practice for Early Warning Systems (PDF, 3 MB)

March 2015Event

We attended the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan 14-18th March 2015.

Read Dave Britton's blog 'The science of Managing risk' on the World Conference' website.

February 2015News"Weather Warnings Saving Lives" (Philippines) published in The Expert's View on pages 38-39. Read the full article here:  The Expert's View
February 2015Event

We attended the event in Turkey - Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in a Changing Climate: Lessons Learned about Lessons Learned DDR Expert Forum Turkey DDR Expert Forum Turkey (PDF, 3 MB)

February 2015

Event

We attended the event AMCOMET in Cabo Verde Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology

February 2015New case study Support to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) Support to PAGASA - Enhanced preparedness and response in the Philippines (PDF, 72 kB)
January 2015 New case study Southeast Asia Climate Analysis and Modelling Framework Southeast Asia Climate Analysis and Modelling Framework (PDF, 1 MB)

January
2015

New case study Water availability in Northern India Assessing the impact of climate change on water resources in Northern India (PDF, 648 kB)

December 2014

News

Two of our international development projects have been shortlisted in the 'Outstanding International Collaboration' category of the British Expertise International Awards. The two projects are the Southeast Asia Climate Analysis and Modelling Framework, and Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation Into Planning. Find out more about the awards 

December 2014EventOur scientists were at the  20th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru, from 1 to 12 December. Read more about what the Met Office contibuted at COP20
November 2014NewsOne year on from Typhoon Haiyan, we unveiled new scientific capability aimed at preventing future generations from suffering similar devastating effects of tropical storms. Read more in the UK Government's press release
October 2014EventWe attended the Global Local Content Council's NOCs and Governments Summit in London, 29 September - 1 October
October 2014New case study Climate change in El Salvador Case study - Climate change in El Salvador: Developing a multi-hazard approach to support emergency response and planning (PDF, 82 kB)
October 2014EventWe attended the Asia Pacific Climate Adaptation Forum in Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, on 1-3 October. Rob Harrison, the Met Office's Regional Head - Southeast Asia, presented on the human dynamics of climate change. Read more about the human dynamics of climate change on our website
October 2014NewsThe International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresent Societies released the World Disasters Report 2014 - Focus on Culture and Risk on 16 October, the Met Office contributed to this report.
August 2014NewsWith changes in extreme weather events across the world, more countries are looking to enhance their resilience and mitigate the risks. In this article, David Grimes, President of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), explains how the WMO are helping countries and organisations prepare for and take action after extreme weather. Read more in our online magazine Barometer: Be prepared
August 2014Event

We had a stand at the World Weather Open Science Conference in Montreal, Canada, 16-21 August. Our scientists also delivered several presentations. Find out more and download the presentations on the WMO website  

July 2014New case study

Mobile Weather Alert service Case study - Mobile Weather Alert service: Saving lives on Lake Victoria (PDF, 302 kB)

July 2014EventWe attended the 7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle, in The Hague, Netherlands, 14-17 July. Professor Adam Scaife, the Met Office's Head of Monthly to Decadal Forecasting led a workshop on on modelling, predicting and attributing climate extremes.
July 2014New case study

Water availability in the River Nile Case study - Assessing the impacts of climate change in the River Nile (PDF, 291 kB)

June 2014New case study

Strengthening capacity to respond to climate change in Vietnam Case study - Strengthening capacity to respond to climate change in Vietnam (PDF, 546 kB)

June 2014EventWe attended InterMET Asia in Singapore, 1-4 June. Rob Harrison, the Met Office's Regional Head - Southeast Asia presented on the application of weather and climate information for decision makers

Last updated: 15 July 2015