The workshop presentations included research organizations and NMHS experts discussing the challenges and successes experienced using UAVs in field campaigns collecting data in support of environmental and meteorological applications. The challenges included airspace use regulations and technical capabilities of the UAVs. UAV industry representatives spoke to the workshop audience on the types and capabilities of UAVs and about their collaboration in field campaigns with research organizations and NMHS represented at the workshop. IATA and other experts informed the workshop audience of the va ...Published by: WMO ; 2019
Commission for Basic Systems and Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation: Workshop on Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for Operational Meteorology
The workshop presentations included research organizations and NMHS experts discussing the challenges and successes experienced using UAVs in field campaigns collecting data in support of environmental and meteorological applications. The challenges included airspace use regulations and technical capabilities of the UAVs. UAV industry representatives spoke to the workshop audience on the types and capabilities of UAVs and about their collaboration in field campaigns with research organizations and NMHS represented at the workshop. IATA and other experts informed the workshop audience of the various national and international airspace regulations.
The plenary sessions focused on the potential and requirements for operational use of UAVs and whether NMHS would operate UAVs or form partnerships with private/public companies and organizations to acquire the UAV data. The WICAP financial framework of cost sharing amongst multiple countries in one or more WMO regions was presented as a model for cost sharing if UAV data was purchased from private companies. The workshop closed after identifying key outcomes, recommendations, and future activities.
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Tags: Capacity development ; Observations ; Meteorological instrument ; Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) ; Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS) ; WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) ; Weather service ; Training ; OBS - Personnel installing and maintaining instrumentation ; OBS - Personnel managing observing programmes and networks ; OBS - Personnel performing meteorological observations ; Commission for Basic Systems (CBS) ; Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO) Add tagPublished by: WMO ; 2019
Collection(s) and Series: GCOS- No. 225
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Commission for Basic Systems Open Programme Area Group on Integrated Observing Systems, Expert Team on Aircraft-Based Observing Systems, third session: final report
Format: Digital (Free)Published by: WMO ; 2016
Collection(s) and Series: GCOS- No. 203
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Commission des systèmes de base - Seizième session: Rapport final abrégé, résolutions et recommandations
Notes: Partie I en préparation.
Collection(s) and Series: OMM- No. 1183
Language(s): French; Other Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish
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