The WMO education and training community is tasked by the World Meteorological Congress with improving the knowledge, skills and working methods of NMHS personnel so that they can address the requirements for new and improved services. Within this framework, the Symposium on Education and Training (SYMET) is organized by the ETR Office once every four years to assist the international education and training community, including both NMHSs and universities, in identifying the education and training challenges that are expected to arise during the next five to ten years.
This year, the theme of SYMET will be “Education and Training in a Time of Rapid Change,” chosen to emphasize the challenges we all face in confronting the rapidly progressing technology, service delivery expectations, globalization of the meteorological enterprise, growth in urban environments, and impacts of climate change, among others.
The symposium will take place between the 22nd-25th November 2021, exclusively online. The symposium will have keynotes delivered by leading figures, working groups will address key challenges in meteorological education and training and the all participants will have the opportunity to present their own challenges and responses to rapid change through virtual poster sessions. The plenary sessions will have simultaneous interpretation in the six WMO official languages to support communication. At the end of the symposium, we aim to produce a meeting statement with a series of actions aimed at driving forward the agenda of creating greater access to meteorological education and training worldwide.
The meeting website will be made available in October.