Il Centro Regionale di Formazione  dell'Organizzazione Mondiale per la Meteorologia (Regional Training Center of the World Meteorological Organization, RTC-WMO) gestito e diretto dall'IBIMET-CNR, rientra nella rete di RTC istituita nel 1958 per fornire istruzione e formazione professionale a tutti i livelli nelle regioni WMO (WMO-RA). Il Centro italiano fa parte della Rete Mondiale dei Centri di Formazione dell'OMM, creati nel 1958, sui quali è basato il Programma di Educazione e Formazione (ETR) dell'OMM.

A oggi, la rete degli RTC è formata da 25 centri con 35 istituzioni e altrettante componenti, che permettono d'identificare e di rispondere ai bisogni regionali, con alcuni dei centri destinati ai membri che non hanno associazioni regionali proprie. L'RTC-IBIMET serve i Membri dell'OMM nelle regioni RA-VI (Europa) e RA-I (Africa) nel campo dell'agrometeorologia, della risposta ai cambiamenti climatici e della meteorologia urbana. Il Centro fornisce anche delle soluzioni logistiche per gli studenti, con appoggio finanziario sotto forma di sovvenzione.

La metodologia dei corsi RTC-IBIMET comprende le attività didattiche frontali, conferenze, attività di apprendimento partecipativo e formazione professionale, grazie alla collaborazione con il Laboratorio di Sorveglianza e di Modellizzazione dell'Ambiente per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile ( LaMMa, Consorzio tra IBIMET-CNR e Regione Toscana), che assicura corsi di previsione meteorologica di alto livello, comprese attività tecniche specifiche. Inoltre, professori ed esperti italiani e stranieri di livello internazionale sono regolarmente invitati a conferenze e lezioni dei corsi.

I formatori dell'RTC-IBIMET partecipano attivamente alle commissioni e ai gruppi di lavoro dell'OMM, a equipe internazionali di esperti e cooperano con le università e altri centri di ricerca nazionali e internazionali, assicurando anche le competenze necessarie per fare corsi di formazione conformi alle norme dell'OMM.

Nel 2014, l'RTC-IBIMET ha realizzato dei corsi importanti per i paesi membri dell'OMM su "Gli impatti del Cambiamento Climatico nei Sistemi Agricoli in Africa", "Utilizzo dell'Impronta Idrica per la Gestione delle Risorse Idriche in Agricoltura" e "Previsioni Stagionali per l'Agricoltura nel Mediterraneo", come indicato di seguito.

Available courses

The DLC is mandatory to participate to the face to face Training Course.The course is considered finished only when you complete the DLC Evaluation and the Feedback. You can access to these activities only when you completed all the lessons. They must be completed within the 11th of November 2016 at h17:00 UTC+2. You are going to receive a Badge once completed the Feedback.

The purpose of this week-long course is to build capacities for the application of climate seasonal forecasts for water management in the Mediterranean countries.

Climatic variability and related risks are affecting water availability for multipurpose uses, while the water demand is dramatically rising. Agriculture is just one of the many sectors demanding an improvement in water management, being in competition with other economic activities where water uses ensure greater economic value such as energy, tourism, industry.

Since the late 90’s seasonal forecasts experienced a growing role, despite the large uncertainties still present. Recent advances in seasonal to interannual hydro-climatic predictions provide an opportunity for developing a proactive approach towards water management. Precipitation and temperature anomalies knowledge, available a few months early, could be useful for technical services and organizations on managing water resources. At the same time, methods and scientific results are still underexploited and not easily accessible and comprehensible for potential users.

According with the Global Framework for Climate Services, the course addresses the need to develop mechanisms for delivery of climate services for water managers and usersand for enabling risk mitigation strategies at various levels and identifying research and transfer demand by end-users. This training course will contribute to the strengthening of existing regional networks for the application of seasonal forecast (MedCOF, PRESANORD, SEECOF).

This Distance Learning Course (DLC) on "Seasonal Forecasts and Water Management in the Mediterranean Basin: Integrated Approach" is mandatory to partecipate to the face-to-face course that will take place in Florence from the 19 to the 23 October 2015.

Every trainer is invited to participate and complete the course to access to the face-to-face course.

The course is addressed to agro-meteorological services technicians, climatologists, agro-meteorologists and agricultural and climate researchers, by creating an environment where agriculture and climate actors could share a common view and develop a common language.

The purpose of this week-long course is to build capacities for the application of climate seasonal forecasts for water and crop management, with a special focus on the Mediterranean crop production systems. The course will be conducted in the English.

2nd MedCOF Training Workshop

15 - 18 November 2016

National Research Council (CNR)

Rome, Italy

Climate Services for Disaster Prevention

International Training Course

Climate Change Impacts: Assessment and Communication

This is the first course of the Training Program on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture (PACC/RRC), funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and realized by the World Meteorological Organization in collaboration with the Regional Training Center in Italy IBIMET-CNR and the AGRHYMET Regional Centre in Niger.

International Training Course

Climate Change Impacts: Assessment and Communication

This is the first course of the Training Program on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture (PACC/RRC), funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and realized by the World Meteorological Organization in collaboration with the Regional Training Center in Italy IBIMET-CNR and the AGRHYMET Regional Centre in Niger.

Test Course build up in conjuction with the CALMET self directed moodle training course

Automatic, cost effective, reliable systems for environmental monitoring are nowadays available and are of interest [MB1] for multiple applications such as weather observations in remote areas, early warning systems associated to meteorological extreme events, urban climate and precision agriculture. In fact the use of these systems could benefit two main applications, in many areas, for instance in sub-saharian Africa, the lack of weather monitoring network and the limited resources available to local institution historically lead to an absence of valuable meteorological information for different application such as agrometeorology and hydrology studies. Secondly in specific applications, such as the extreme events monitoring, the current density of measures of meteorological variables is not generally sufficient for a correct and precise characterization of weather variability..

In the recent  years, the improvement in technological developments in the miniaturization of electronics and wireless communication technology, coupled to a decreasing economic cost, have led to the emergence of a new class of reliable, cost effective sensors, the Environmental Sensor Network (ESN) that are greatly enhancing monitoring of the environment [MB2] (Hart and Martinez, 2006) and meteorological variables. The use of ESNs, interconnected or stand-alone, allows their observations to reach a server. Data are then processed and distributed for many potential applications and benefits to society, by improving public access to pure research and hazard alerts playing a fundamental role to alleviate the worst effects of extreme events such as heat waves, rainfall showers or floods[MB3] .


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