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Webinar on education - COMET-29-Jan-2021

Jan 29, 2021 02:00 PM in Universal Time UTC

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Dr. Elizabeth Page
Director of the COMET Program @University Corporation for Atmospheric Science
Topic 1: Feature Presentation on COMET Educational Resources and Applications. Dr. Elizabeth Page will speak about the COMET program for training for the professional development of weather forecasters, hydrologists, and other environmental scientists. COMET works closely with the World Meteorological Organization to support the WMO competency frameworks and has contributed to efforts to develop new skills in trainers around the world. COMET welcomes collaboration opportunities with international educators. She is active in training and capacity development activities with the World Meteorological Organization and the Standing Conference of the Heads of Training Institutions Coordinating Committee. She received her BS in Atmospheric Science from the University of California, Davis and her MS and PhD from Colorado State University. She is an active member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association, and the American Geophysical Union.
Dr. Harinder P. S. Ahluwalia
President @International Forum of Meteorological Societies (IFMS)
Topic 2: IFMS Approach to Building Education and Training (E&T) Capacity. Among many activities of IFMS, it endeavors to assist WMO in Education and Training Capacity Building. This presentation will explain IFMS’ approach to providing assistance to its member societies in the field of Education and Training. Aims at creating collaboration between the National Meteorological Societies of the world to leverage each other’s strengths. Previously he was the President of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS). He is also the President and CEO of Info-Electronics Systems Inc., Canada and India working in the field of infrastructure for Meteorology, Hydrology, Environmental Monitoring and Remote Sensing.
Prof. Sushil K. Dash
Webinar Moderator @IFMS
He is the Chair of IFMS Committee on Education and Training and Webinars. He is the immediate Past President of the Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), Formerly, he was Professor and Head of the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India’s premier Institute.