The annual training course on the ‘Use and interpretation of ECMWF products for WMO Members’ took place the second week of October. The classroom was full for the whole week with students coming from 18 countries.
The week was a tremendous opportunity for forecasters to learn more about the Centre’s products and to network with others from small to medium size Meteorological Services. The enthusiasm and participation in the activities was commendable. We started the week with a team building game whose aim was to understand the usefulness of probability forecast in decision-making followed by lectures and laboratories. The students used a forum to discuss ECMWF products, and the same products were then used to analyse case studies during the practical sessions.
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