The EUMeTrain online ‘Warning Week’ 2017

The EUMeTrain online ‘Warning Week’ 2017

11-15 December 2017 / Online training week

This December the event week will focus on warnings and be called ‘Warning Week’.

Forecasters from across Europe struggle with the same kind of challenges, despite the fact that the weather conditions can vary quite a lot in different countries at different times of the year. The aim of this event is to raise the awareness about the tools and warning methods and their advantages and limitations. We also aim to introduce the customer’s point of view and raise the awareness of how to efficiently communicate warnings to customers. The target audience for this event is forecasters who issue warnings and staff who develop warning methods and tools.

The Event Week is completely online — presenters and attendees meet online using a web conferencing system called WebEx Training Center. Lecture content will address the following topics:

Effective warning methods:

  • Tools and working procedures (probability products, nowcasting, warning systems etc.)
  • Case studies


Communicating warnings:

  • Impact warnings
  • Dialogue between forecasters and customers


The call for presentations is open until 30 September 2017 (tentative).

Contact: Minna Haikonen,

Further information will appear on the EUMeTrain website.