MeteoForum Status

MeteoForum Activities - Summer 2005

Tom Yoksas
September 11, 2005


Efforts referenced within this report are based on five of the six endeavors articulated in the Unidata 2008 Proposal:

MeteoForum - Unidata/COMET


The MeteoForum vision was articulated in the 2001 Fulker/Spangler proposal submitted in application for UCAR Director's Opportunity Funding (Jack Fellows):

MeteoForum - An International Network of Meteorological Training Centers for the 21st Century

"The MeteoForum pilot project will include a small group of educational institutions (some universities and some WMO RMTCs) that are motivated to enhance the contributions of modern meteorology in their regions. Participants will be expected to have relatively fast Internet access, appropriate computers, and suitable personnel. Some of these personnel will be trained to run MeteoForum software on their computers so as to to access real-time data, training materials, and other resources. Where practical, participants in the MeteoForum pilot also will contribute real-time data and educational resources to the effort. By integrating these elements, the pilot project will serve as a model on which to build a full-scale international MeteoForum. Initially, the MeteoForum pilot project will build upon capabilities now offered in the U.S. by the government-sponsored COMET and Unidata programs"

The MeteoForum initiative is a low-level yet active collaboration that is being conducted in spare time.

Recent Activities of Note

Additional MeteoForum Information

Background material on MeteoForum can be found in previous User and Policy Committee Meeting reports:

October 2004 User Committee Meeting MeteoForum - Yoksas.
October 2004 Policy Committee Meeting MeteoForum - Yoksas

by Tom Yoksas