WMO WWRP 4th International Symposium on Nowcasting and Very-short-range Forecast 2016 (WSN16)
HKO News Bulletin for the Aviation Community (35th Issue)
The WMO/WWRP 4th International Symposium on Nowcasting and Very-short-range Forecast (WSN16) will be held in Hong Kong, China, 25-29 July 2016. The Symposium is jointly organized by WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), WMO Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM), Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), The Hong Kong Meteorological Society (HKMetS) and Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
The theme of WSN16 is "From Nowcasting and Mesoscale Modelling Sciences to Services". Nowcasting is commonly regarded as an end-to-end forecasting process for high impact weather via providing rapidly updated, high precision meteorological products and services from data collection to the end users. The Symposium aims at examining the current state-of-art nowcasting and very short range forecast capabilities, the emerging observation technologies, applications and services, verification and societal impacts in the 0-6 hour time frame. A special theme of WSN16 will be on the Aviation Research Demonstration Project (AvRDP) now going on in WMO.
Over a hundred experts and professionals from over the world will come and share their knowledge and latest advances in nowcasting. Registration is already opened for all participants. Details are available on the Symposium website (https://WSN16.hk).