July 25, 2022


International Distance Training Course on the Installation and Maintenance of Meteorological Observing Instruments will be organized by China Meteorological Administration Training Centre (CMATC), which is also designated as WMO Regional Training Centre Beijing (RTC-Beijing), sponsored by China Meteorological Administration (CMA).

Courses Description
The course aims to enhance the participants’ practice skill in the installation and maintenance of automatic weather station (AWS), including the devices for both surface and upper-air observation. Participants are expected to improve their capabilities of maintaining instrument and system performance, diagnosing faults of the instruments and systems as well as calibrating automatic weather station.

Course Content
The training course includes:
▪A brief introduction about automatic weather station;
▪Techniques on the installation and maintenance of the sensors for temperature, humidity, air pressure, rainfall, wind speed, etc;
▪Maintenance and repair of DZZ 5 AWS;
▪Surface data processing management and services in NMIC.

Expected Learning Outcomes
After the course, the participants are expected to:
1)know more about the structure and operation of AWS.
2) get a better understanding of the installation, maintenance and calibration of automatic weather station (AWS).

Target Audience
Officials, specialists, forecasters engaged in meteorological observations and disaster risk management at National Hydrological and Meteorological Services or equivalent institutions.

Course Organization
The training course will be delivered via recorded lectures, live lectures, and online discussions. Participants are also invited to give presentations on the Participants’ Forum. All the course materials will be uploaded on the website (http://mooc.cmatc.cma.cn/course/prev.php?id=66&lang=en).

Participants should follow the website instructions to learn from the recorded lectures and join the live lectures. Participants will be encouraged to discuss the topics presented and actively participate in the live lectures. Participants who have completed all the training activities as required will be issued a digital certificate by CMATC/WMO RTC Beijing.

The course will be conducted in English.

Senior experts from China Meteorological Administration (CMA), CMA Meteorological Observation Centre, CMA Training Centre, etc.

Application and Participation
1)Participants are requested to submit the completed Application Form (https://forms.office.com/r/ygF4VqZN9h) no later than 21 July 2022. The accepted applicants will receive the admission notices with Enroll Key endorsed by CMATC.
2)The participants are required to finish all the coursewares and quizzes. Each participant who has completed all the training courses will be issued a digital certificate of the participation by CMATC/WMO RTC Beijing.
3)Please pay attention to the training website for updated information.
4)The distance training course is free of charge.

Deadline for Application
Participants should finish the online application form no later than 21 July 2022. The printed version is not accepted.

Contact Persons
Attn: Ms. HAN Guolin, Ms. DENG Jingmian
Tel: +86-10-6840 7396, +86-10-6840 9467
E-mail: applycmatc@cma.gov.cn
WMO Regional Training Centre Beijing
China Meteorological Administration Training Centre
46 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing 100081, P.R.China

Location: Online Course
Host: China Meteorological Administration Training Centre (RTC-Beijing)
Type: Online Course
Contact: applycmatc@cma.gov.cn
Language: en