The International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM) is a major quadrennial symposia/workshops series under the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The latest in the series, the Sixth International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-6), was held in Singapore in November 2017 The seventh workshop (IWM-7) will be jointly organized in India by the India Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India and the WWRP Working Group on Tropical Meteorology Research (WGTMR), in cooperation with the CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoon Panel of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).
The training workshop will be focused on the subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction of monsoons and will offer short courses to NMHS forecasters.Specific topics will include
- 1.S2S predictability sources.
- 2.Access to the S2S database and tools
- 3.Model validation and forecast verification
- 4.Calibration and ensemble techniques.
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The Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction project (S2S) started in 2013 as a collaborative structure set up by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) to address the challenges of predictions on the sub-seasonal to seasonal time-scale. The project brings together the weather and climate research communities to leverage their expertise for improving predictions on the timescales of particular relevance to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).
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Deadline for the registration - 2nd August 2021
(ii) The workshop participants will be divided into two groups: an interactive group having access to interactive sessions with the resource persons and other participants, and a webinar group with webcasting access to the sessions with limited access to chat messaging. Due to limited capacity, only participants nominated/endorsed by the Permanent Representatives of the concerned countries with WMO will be included in the interactive sessions. This registration, however, is common to both the groups.
International Organizing Committee (IOC)
Rupa Kumar Kolli,  International CLIVAR Monsoon Project Office, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), India and Co-Lead, WMO Expert Team on Climate Services Information System Operations (ET-CSISO)
Andre Kamga Foamouhoue:  African Centre for Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD), Niger
Andy Robertson,  IRI, USA and Co-Chair, WWRP/WCRP S2S Prediction Project Steering Group & Member, ET-CSISO
Arun Kumar,  Climate Prediction Center, National Weather Service, USA and Chair, WMO Expert Team on Operational Climate Prediction System (ET-OCPS)
Atul Kumar Sahai,  IITM, India and Member, WWRP Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)
Caio Coelho,  Centre for Weather Prediction and Climate Studies, Brazil and Vice-Chair, ETOCPS & Member, ET-CSISO
D.S Pai,  Climate Research and Services, India Meteorological Department, India and Member, WMO Expert Team on Capacity Development for Climate Services and Communications (ET-CDC)
Harry Hendon,  Bureau of Meteorology, Australia and Member, WWRP/WCRP S2S Prediction Project Steering Group
Hong-Li Ren,  Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China and Member, WCRP WGSIP
Hyung Jin Kim,  International Coordination Office for WMO S2S Prediction Project, Korea
June-Yi Lee,  Pusan National University and Institute for Basic Science Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Korea and Co-Chair, WCRP WGSIP
Maria Silva Dias,  University of São Paulo, Brazil and Member, WWRP WGTMR
Raizan Rahmat,  Weather Services Division, Meteorological Service Singapore
Thierry Lefort,  National School of Meteorology, Meteo France
Yuhei Takaya,  Meteorological Research Institute, Japan and Member, WCRP WGSIP & WMO S2S Prediction Project Steering Group
Yukari Takayabu,  University of Tokyo, Japan and Member, WWRP WGTMR & WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel
Zhuo Wang,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and Co-Chair, WGTMR