The 7th edition of Training on “Climatology, foundation for climate services” of the ENM

The 7th edition of the "Climatology, foundation for climate services" training took place at the École Nationale de la Météorologie (ENM) from June 11 to 22, 2018. Delivered in English this year, it was attended by 18 participants from 15 national meteorological services. 
 
Trainees during drought's module at ENM
The trainees of the "Climatology, foundation for climate services" course of the ENM during the module on drought, given by Christian Viel and Jean-Philippe Vidal. © Météo-France, Christophe Ciais
 
From June 11 to 22, 2018, the ENM hosted the 7th edition of the "Climatology, foundation for climate services" course, delivered this year in English. The 18 participants came from four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
 
The objective of this training is to present the state of the art in the fields of climatology, from the measurement of data to climate change. Particular emphasis is put on the practice with real data provided by the trainees, in particular through work directed towards homogenization, spatialization and the study of the impact of climate change on droughts.
 
Once again this year, the training included external speakers from WMO, IRSTEA, the Climate Change Center at the University of Taragona , the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and the "Direction Générale de la Météorologie" of Madagascar. In total, nearly 30 speakers succeeded to animate this workshop, together with many directorates of Météo-France: the ENM, the Climatology and Climate Services and the International Affairs (all three organizers of the training), the Research, the Observation, the Operation, the Meteorological Services,  the Communication and Meteo France International.
 
Some new features for this edition :
  • The countries of South and Central America did not hesitate to cross the Atlantic to attend this training, as shown by the presence of Argentina, Ecuador and Costa Rica;
  • The international scope of this workshop is confirmed, with the presence of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, which presents its Climate Data Store, a data and services portal that makes climate information accessible from the past, present and future. In particular, the trainees were able to discover the brand new ERA5 reanalysis , whose current period runs from 2008 to 2017 and which will eventually be available from 1950 to the present day.
The feedback from our foreign colleagues on this international training is very positive, as, for example, Svetlana Cherkasova (Argentina) who sent us a poster on the homogenization of data (PDF file 636,2 ko) from her country with the Homer method she had learned at the 2016 session ; a poster that she presented at a workshop of Ibero-American countries in Peru.
 
Congratulations to all those who worked for the organization of this training, as well as the speakers of this 7th edition.
 
 

Did you know ?

Since 2012, Météo-France has been organizing, in close collaboration with WMO, the two-week international workshop entitled, Climatology, foundation of climate services. It has three dimensions : first global, with the Global Framework for Climate Services, but also European, with the "Copernicus Climate Change Service", and finally national, with the development of climate services at Météo-France.
 
Since 2012 the course has served :
  •  67 countries from all regions of WMO;
  • 113 trainees;
  • 49 developing countries;
  • 25 least-developed countries;
  • 14 landlocked developing countries;
  • 4 small island developing states.
Trainees 's countries

 

Some pictures of the training

Module on drought with Christian Viel
Module on drought with Christian Viel - © Météo-France / Christophe Ciais

Group picture
Group picture - © Météo-France / Christophe Ciais

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From left to right :
AYALA Oscar (EQUATOR), ICARD Christel (Météo-France), ALMANNAI Ali (QATAR), VAMBORG Freja (Copernicus), POGACIC Zelyka (CROATIA), STUBER Denis (Météo-France), VIEL Christian (Météo- France), RAZAKARIVONY Andrianiana (EAMAC), GOLENYA Natalya (UKRAINE), NONO Gilles (EAMAC), RANDRIAMAROLAZA Luc (MADAGASCAR), RADMILA Gjorgievska (REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA), CHOUDHURY Sayeed (BANGLADESH), MRABTI Mondher (TUNISIA), BUCHA Krisna (MAURITIUS), FLORES Karina (ARGENTINA), MARKOVIC Ladislav (SLOVAQUIA), AKHTAR Nazia (PAKISTAN), HUI Kin Chung (CHINA), AHMED Hanan (EGYPT),SOTO CERVANTES Daniel Antonio (COSTA RICA), PECHO Jozef (SLOVQUIA), JOUBIJ Abdellah (MOROCCO, not on the picture)
 

Agrometeorology with Frédéric Chavaux
Agrometeorology with Frédéric Chavaux - © Météo-France / Christophe Ciais

Data Rescue with Sylvie Jourdain
Data Rescue with Sylvie Jourdain - © Météo-France / Christophe Ciais

Spatialization with Pascal Simon
Spatialization with Pascal Simon - © Météo-France / Christophe Ciais

Homogenization with Brigitte Dubuissont
Homogenization with Brigitte Dubuissont - © Météo-France / Christophe Ciais

WIGOS, with Jean-Pierre Aubagnac
WIGOS, with Jean-Pierre Aubagnac - © Météo-France / Christophe Ciais

Classroom during C3S
Classroom during C3S - © Météo-France / Christophe Ciais

C3S with Freja Vamborg
C3S with Freja Vamborg - © Météo-France / Christophe Ciais