The Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO TECO 2016) is taking place in Madrid, Spain from 27-30 September.
The theme of the conference, under the auspices of WMO’s Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations is “Ensuring sustained high-quality meteorological observations from sea, land and upper atmosphere in a changing world.”
“The conference provides a forum to assess the quality and traceability of data sourced from partner and private networks, capitalizing on information provided by social media and crowdsourcing, and also adapting to the challenges and opportunities of big data,” said WMO Assistant Secretary-General Wenjian Zhang.
“We will receive the latest developments and advances in instruments and methods of observation and regarding to the implementation of procedures for evaluating the data quality and traceability, opening also the door to capacity building in countries that may need it,” said Mr Miguel Angel Lopez Gonzalez, Permanent Representative of Spain to WMO and head of the Spanish national meteorological service, AEMET.
About 600 delegates will attend the TECO, with 50 oral presentations and 200 posters, which is double the participation in previous editions.
Simultaneously, WMO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO are organizing the first meeting of the International Forum of Users of Satellite Data Telecommunication Systems, SATCOM.
The events take place in conjunction with the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2016 (27-29 September 2016), which is being independently organized by UKIP Media and Events Ltd, and with the second International Workshop on Metrology for Meteorology and Climate.