Topic outline

  • Announcement

    At the kind invitation of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and on behalf of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the ninth meeting of the WMO/CGMS Virtual Laboratory Management Group (VLMG-9) will be held in Fort Collins, United States of America, from 16-20 July 2018.

  • Monday 16 July 2018

    Time

     

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    Format

    Readings

    Last updated

    09:00

     

    Registration

    Participants should hand in their posters to organisers during registration.

     

     

     

    09:30

    1.

    Opening Welcome

    • Brief welcome words from VLab Co-Chairs, WMO-SP, and Host
    • Local logistics information
    • Introductions

    Plenary

     

     

    10:30

    2.

    VLab Centres of Excellence (CoEs) involvement in regional Satellite Data Requirement Groups (SDR)  

    Each regional association has a satellite data requirements group (SDR). Many of the CoEs are involved in these groups. The outcome of this activity is to determine what good practices there are for using the SDRs as part of the process to identify regional training needs. 

    Working Groups

     

     

    11:00

     

    Break

    11:30

    2.

    VLab Centres of Excellence (CoEs) involvement in regional Satellite Data Requirement Groups (SDR) - CONTINUED

    Plenary

     

     

    12:00

    3.

    VLab action review and current strategy

     a. Action review

    • Review of VLab actions from VLMG-8, CGMS-46, IPET- SUP-4 and web-meetings. Note: reviewing only the actions that need discussion.
    • Summary of relevant meetings 

     b. Current VLab Strategy

    • How do we know we are implementing the Strategy? What are the milestones and measures that we should use? (Dashboard)
    • How does each CoE and Satellite Operator feel about their contribution?
    • VLab Co-Chairs - present and future
    • Establishing a working group to draft the next Strategy (2020-2024).

    Plenary

     VLMG-8 Actions and Recommendations (GoogleDoc) 

    VLabStrategy_2015-2019.pdf 

    Expectations from CoEs_2015.a.pdf

    Expectations from Sat Ops_2015.pdf

    VLMG_ToR_V3.pdf

     19 June

    13:00

     

    Lunch

    14:00

    4.

    Knowing and Communicating VLab achievements

    • The need to improve communication of VLab achievements
    • Are there key messages from the VLab Strategy that need to be communicated? If so, who should receive the key messages?
    • Communication to CGMS & IPET-SUP
    • Dashboard, reflections / statements from Vlab members
    • How to take the best from VLab Website, newsletter, etc., for communicating achievements? (Do we need a newsletter? Who writes the articles? What is the audience?)

    Plenary

     

     

    15:30

     

    Break

    16:00

    5.

    Poster Session 1 

    Posters

    CoE Australia

    CoE Barbados

    KMA

    WMO User Readiness

    COSPAR

     14 July

    16:30

    6.

    Self-assessment of VLab CoEs & Satellite Operators 

    • Brief comparison of self-assessment results (2018 and previous years)
    • Addressing challenges identified by individual members
    • Challenges and requests reported in reports 2018 - how can VLab office and VLMG help?

    Plenary

    VLab Self-Assessment 2018

    CoE Self-Assessment Template 2018

    Sat. Ops Self-Assessment Template 2018

     10 July

    17:30

     

    Summary of the day

    Plenary

     

     

    18:00

     

    ICE BREAKER

    • Tuesday 17 July 2018

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      08:40

      7.

      VLab Training Events

       a. Advertising

      • Are all VLab events advertised in the online Training Calendar?
      • WMOLearn Events Calendar & the Training Calendar used by VLab
      • Code to display calendar on your own website

       b. Planning and pedagogy

      • Are the training events organised by VLab partners following WMO guidelines and competencies - do we agree they apply to VLab training?
      • How are your trainers being trained on training? Usefulness of WMO training of Trainers & CALMET & regional conferences.
      • How are trainers being trained on satellite applications?  

       c. Using technology in training 

      • The use of simulators in satellite/meteorology training - Is there an interest to have a sharable platform to create and use simulations in VLab training? Is there a training of trainers’ requirement?

      Plenary

      VLab Training Calendar – Event submission site 

      VLab Training Calendar – User Guide (GoogleDoc) 

      VLabTrainingCalendar_UserGuide_V3.pd

      WMOLearn Events Calendar

      WMO Guide to Competency_1205_en.pdf 

      Trainer Resources Portal 

       10 July

      10:00

      8.

      Training cooperation, WMO Global Campus & VLab 

       a. Dealing with external training requests (From CGMS partners, WMO bodies, other international partnerships or agencies) 

      • Should we have a more visible and defined process for requests from different bodies?
      • VLab scope and audience
      • Sharing training requests with partner programmes

       b. MoU with COSPAR

       c. Relationship of VLab to Global Campus

      • Information sharing (events / resources)

      Plenary

      CGMS International Science Working Groups: ITWG, IPWG, IROWG, IWWG, and ICWG 

      IPET-SUP-4 12.2 COSPAR report.pdf

      MoU_COSPAR-WMO_2018.pdf

       11 July

      11:00

       

      Break

      11:30

      9.

      Poster Session 2

      Posters

      CoE Beijing

      CoE Kenya

      NOAA

      WMO SATURN

      COMET MetEd

       11 July

      12:00

      10.

       Evaluation of training impact

      Plenary

       

       

      13:00

       

      Lunch

      14:00

      11.

      Training Resources 

       a. Sharing of training resources produced by VLab members

      • What is available to use in training
      • What is available to reuse and adapt (including translation)
      • Do we agree that all training resources produced by joint effort between VLab members will carry the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-A)?

       b. Good practices in Translation

      • COMET Translation Resource Center (Part of Global Campus initiative)
      • Translation of COMET Resources (How are requests handled?)
      • Planning of key resources to be translated to be discussed in regional day

       c. Accessing VLab training resources

      • Where are these training resources available from? 
      • Is the visibility good enough?
      • Do members have issues with storage and making stored resources accessible?
      • The Training Resources Library (Part of Global Campus)
      • We can include a view of the GC Library on the VLab website, but how about other resources not in GC Library?

      Plenary

      List of Training Resources produced By VLab members 2017

      COMET Translation Resource Center

       11 July

      15:30

       

      Break

      16:00

      12.

      Poster Session 3

      Posters

      CoE Brazil

      CoE South Africa

      NSMC/CMA

      WMO PAG

      ARSET

       12 July

      16:30

       

      Summary of the day

      Plenary

       

       

      TBD

       

      MEETING DINNER

      • Wednesday 18 July 2018

        Time

         

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        08:40

        13.

        Regional discussions

        Coordination between training centres & satellite operators on: 

        1. Implementing VLab strategy in the region
        2. Using the SDR processes
        3. Gathering training needs
        4. Coordinating training events and resources creation, 
        5. Managing translation needs of the region
        6. Managing/ contribution to / coordination training events alongside satellite user conferences
        7. Coordinating regional training of trainers in training skills and in satellite applications  

        Working Groups

         

         

         

         

        11:00

         

        Break

        11:30

        14.

        Poster Session 4

        Posters

        CoE Argentina

        CoE Oman

        CoE Morocco

        NASA

         14 July

        12:00

        13.

        Regional discussions - CONTINUED

        Working Groups

         

         

        13:00

         

        Lunch

        14:00

        13.

        Regional discussions - CONTINUED

        Plenary

         

         

        15:30

         

        Break

        15:30

        15.

        Poster Session 5

        Posters

         

         

        16:00

        16.

        Guidelines on satellite skills and knowledge for operational meteorologists 

         a. Updates on the publication of revised version.

         b. Revisiting suggestions to add climate and agriculture related skills. 

         c. Discussions on how the guidelines have been used:

        • Do we agree that all training resources and courses offered by VLab should identify the satellite skills addressed (according to the guidelines)?
        • If the above is agreeable, to what level should skills be identified: 1, 2 or 3?

        Plenary

        Proposed_2018_Guidelines on Satellite Skills and Knowledge for Operational Meteorologists.pdf

        Visual_SatSkills_Proposed2018_V4.pdf

        Revisiting suggestions: Climate and agriculture related skills (GoogleDoc)

         9 July

        17:00

         

        Summary of the day

        Plenary

         

         

        TBD

         

        Evening meeting of the strategy working group.

        • Thursday 19 July 2018

          Time

           

          Agenda Item

          Format

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          Last updated

          08:00

           

          Day at CIRA – Transport to CIRA

          09:15

           

          Walking tour of CIRA, Atmospheric Sciences, and Colorado Climate Center

          10:00

           

          Break

          10:15

          17. 

          Day at CIRA 

          a. What is a Cooperative Institute and how did CIRA prepare for new    satellites?

           b. How did NOAA prepare for GOES-R and JPSS?

           c. Science and Operations Officer Perspective on new satellite training

           d. Citizen Science: Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network

          Plenary

          NOAA/NWS User Readiness for GOES-16 & NOAA-20

           

          11:15

           

          CIRA Marketplace: Ask a researcher about their product and the research to operations process 

           

           

           

          12:30

           

          Lunch

          13:30

          18.

          The Next generation of satellites

           a. Operational integration

          • How is  it being integrated operationally?
          • Are the training needs attended? - quick guides / videos, reusing others resources.

           b. New ways of data dissemination Data Services

          • What is new?
          • What does it mean for VLab?

          Plenary

           

           

          15:30

           

          Break

          16:00

          19.

          Implementation of VLab projects

          • RGB Course for Trainers
          • Climate Virtual Round Table
          • CM4SH - how to continue?

          Plenary

           CM4SH Website

           10 July

          16:45

           

          Summary of the day

          Plenary

           

           

          17:00

           

          Transport back to hotels

           

           

           

          Evening reading for ALL - Draft of new VLab Strategy. The document will be provided by the WG (work done Wednesday evening) and all delegates should be prepared to discuss it on Friday morning.

          • Friday 20 July 2018

            Time

             

            Agenda Item

            Format

            Readings

            Last updated

            08:40

            20.

            Discussion of next VLab Strategy - 2020-2024

            Plenary

             

             

            10:00

            21.

            Any Other Business & Next meeting 

            Plenary

             

             

            11:00

             

            Break

            11:30

            22.

            Review of actions and recommendations from VLMG-9

            Plenary

            VLMG-9 - Actions and Recommendations (GoogleDoc)

             10 July

            12:30

            23.

            Final communications and Closure of the Meeting

             

             

             

             

             

            Friday afternoon may be used for coordination meetings of various task groups, depending on participants’ departure times.