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​Join weather, water and climate​ professionals for a special 3-day summit.

Starting 8:00am (EST) (UTC-5)

15th - 17th December 2020

Panel discussions, presentations and live Q&As with global experts

Senior speakers from government, industry, academia, IGOs and NGOs

Expert-led roundtable discussions for small groups

One-on-one meetings and networking time

What is HydrometCARIBBEAN?

HydrometCARIBBEAN is designed to provide a platform for constructive conversation and debate around building resilient hydromet infrastructure, improving data, developing partnerships, working with stakeholders and understanding the current key themes coming out of the WMO, including Public-Private Engagement (PPE). The event and its content is designed with and supported by the Caribbean Meteorological Organisation (CMO). 

Why attend?

HydrometCARIBBEAN brings together a diverse audience of public, particularly senior figures at Caribbean NHMS, and private sector players to develop a common understanding of their priorities and partnership needs.

Through highly relevant content and debate our audience can uncover funding opportunities, new partnership models and gain high quality perspectives.

What will we discuss?

Switching from last year’s in-person event to a safe and secure virtual meeting, December’s Summit will deal with a number of important weather, climate, hydrological and meteorological topics, broken down into four broad themes:

  1. Forging national weather, water and climate partnerships, particularly post-the recent Region IV Hydrological Advisers Forum

  2. Dealing with post-Covid budget constraints

  3. Defining and delivering weather services to government and private sector stakeholders

Who will attend?

Varysian’s virtual HydrometCARIBBEAN event is an invite only gathering that will host participants from NHMS, government, IGOs, NGOs, development partners and experts from the private sector and academia. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and engage with a wide variety of highly relevant peers. 

  • Director Generals of NMHS & technical staff

  • Private sector stakeholders

  • Key personnel from NGOs and IGOs, including the WMO

  • Leaders from Academic Institutions and Research Centres 

  • Weather and Climate Product and Service Providers

“My first virtual conference... The world has just become smaller and more accessible.”

James Logan, OneRain (AEM group)
 

"Thanks again for a revolutionary and dynamic symposium with riveting themes, presentations and atmosphere."

John Smith, CEO, Civil Aviation Authority, Turks & Caicos

"The system worked smoothly: video and audio quality were excellent.

Groundbreaking – well done!"

 

Andrew White, Comptus

 

HOW IT WORKS

 
 

Orientation day

Monday 14th December

DAY 1

Tuesday 15th December

Working together: Forging national weather, water and climate partnerships

ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD  TIME (EST) (UTC-5)

11.00-12.00

The HydrometCARIBBEAN virtual event platform will be open on Monday for you to log in, explore the features and familiarise yourself with the site.

8.00-9.00

Arrivals, competition time in the Solutions Centre and welcome from the Chair

Building context around Caribbean hydromet

  • Introduction

  • Welcome from the Chair

  • Caribbean NMHS and the global context

  • Opening remarks

  • Opening presentation - Critical outcomes from the RAIV Regional Hydrological advisers' forum (RHA) 

  • Keynote: Integration of meteorological and hydrological services, the case of Guyana Hydrometeorological Service

 


9.00-9.45

Panel Session: Advancing partnerships between meteorological and hydrological agencies in the Caribbean.


Discussing the WMO, CMO and CREWS co-ordination on partnerships between national hydrology and meteorology units in the Caribbean. Discussing recommendations and roadmap from the recent Hydrological Advisers Forum, Region IV.​

 

 

9.45-11.15 

WMO Workshop: Systematic Observations Financing Facility - a new way of financing

11.15-11.45

Competition break in the Solutions  Centre

Accumulate points and win prizes by visiting our expert partners in the Solutions Centre

11.45-12.15

Lightning presentation

National Water Model and flood forecasting work in the Americas

 

 

12.15-12.30

Innovation presentations  

  1. Tools to Provide Location Relevant Weather Reports to your Citizens on Modern Platforms

  2. Vaisala Innovations

 

12.30-13.15

Expert-led roundtables  
These 5 topics (A-E) are run simultaneously over three days in small virtual meeting rooms and are made up of smaller groups of 5-8. The roundtable sessions will be conducted by discussion leaders and are designed for a more detailed and in-depth exchange of information.  
     
Room 1: Roundtable A

Progress in data capture, integration and sharing: Adding value to decision-making and the steps made since last year’s gathering

 

Room 2: Roundtable B

Defining and growing services: How can weather, water and climate services better meet the requirements of stakeholders? What is needed to lay the foundation for the provision of resilient, sustainable weather, water and climate services and products?

Room 3: Roundtable C

Forming meaningful partnerships to extend your service and grow capacity

 

 

Room 4: Roundtable D
Importance of developing EWS and impact-based forecasting - how can EWS and impact-based forecasting and closer ties between agencies have a positive impact on climate risk; DRR; energy and tourism.

 

13.15-13.30

Lightning presentation

Sharing data and building regional data-infrastructures​

13.30-13.45

Lightning presentation

A conversation with Barbados Met Service on their 3D-PAWS implementation efforts


13.45-14:15

Competition: Meet the partners

Accumulate points and win prizes by visiting our expert partners in the Solutions Centre

Tom Copping
Managing Director
Varysian
Dr. Arlene Laing
Coordinating Director
CMO
Dr. Guillermo Navarro
Consultant
Varysian
Garvin Cummings
Director, Chief Hydrometeorological Officer
Hydrometeorological Service, Guyana
Dr. David Farrell
Principal
CIMH
Dr. Hwirin Kim
Head, Hydrological Forecasting and Water Resources Services Division (HWR)
WMO
Curtis  Barrett
Hydrometeorologist Consultant
World Bank
Peter Clarke
Managing Director
Jamaica Water Resources Authority
Garvin Cummings
Director, Chief Hydromet Officer
Guyana Hydrometeorological Service
Prof.  Alan Jenkins
Deputy Director and Director of Science
UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Carlos Fuller
International and Regional Liaison Officer
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
José Alberto Zúñiga Mora
Co-ordinator, C.S. Estudios Básicos de Ingeniería
ICE
Markus Repnik
Director Development Partnerships
WMO
Anthony Rea
Director Infrastructure Department
WMO
Dr. Angelica Gutierrez
OWP Hydrology
NOAA
Dr. Thomas Graziano
OWP Director
NOAA
Brian Bellew
International Business Development
Baron Services
Phillip Falgoust
Product manager
Vaisala
Prof.  Alan Jenkins
Deputy Director and Director of Science
UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Mohammad Nagdee
Cluster Head - SSECC
UNDP
Glendell De Souza
Science and Technology Officer
CMO
Roelof Bruintjes
CEO
Advanced Radar Company
Aleksis Kajava
Sales Director
Vaisala
Franceso Gaetani
Regional Coordinator
UNEP
Karl Gutbrod
CEO
meteoblue
Mark Dowell
Joint Research Centre
European Commission
Trevor Basden
Director
Bahamas Department of Meteorology
Dr. Guillermo Navarro
Consultant
Varysian
David Tomlinson
Acting Project Coordinator
CARICOM
Michal   Najman
CEO
Meteopress
Esteban Garcia
Sales Manager
Vaisala
Giacomo Teruggi
Scientific Officer Hydrology and Water Resources Division (HWR)
WMO
Curtis  Barrett
Hydrometeorologist Consultant
World Bank
Yves Personna
Project Manager
Caribbean Development Bank
Jair Torres
Senior Consultant on Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience, Sustainability & Adaptation
UNDRR
Andrew White
CEO
Comptus
Franceso Gaetani
Regional Coordinator
UNEP
Paul Kucera
Assistant Director
UCAR/COMET
Andre Brathwaite
Meteorologist
Barbados Meteorological Services

DAY 2

Wednesday 16th December

Money worries: Defining and delivering services to stakeholders while dealing with budget constraints

8.30-9.00

Arrivals, time in the Solutions Centre and welcome from the Chair

9.00-9.45

GCF Workshop: How funding relationships are evolving for Caribbean Hydromet Services

9.45-10.30

Panel: Challenges and opportunities for floods and droughts management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States – perspectives from UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme

10.30-11.00

Competition break in the Solutions Centre

Accumulate points and win prizes by visiting our expert partners in the Solutions Centre

11.00-11.15

Innovation presentations 

  1. New Vaisala Products for 2020

  2. GLISS a Global Lightning Service Solution

  3. C-band radar for every budget: Most innovative and affordable radar with AI nowcasting

11.15-12.00

Expert-led roundtables 
These 5 topics (A-E) are run simultaneously over three days in small virtual meeting rooms and are made up of smaller groups of 5-8 or so. They will be repeated 5 times to allow delegates to participate in all topics. The roundtable sessions will be conducted by discussion leaders and are designed for a more detailed and in-depth exchange of information.
     
Room 1: Roundtable A

Progress in data capture, integration and sharing: Adding value to decision-making and the steps made since last year’s gathering

Room 2: Roundtable B

Defining and growing services: How can weather, water and climate services better meet the requirements of stakeholders? What is needed to lay the foundation for the provision of resilient, sustainable weather, water and climate services and products?

Room 3: Roundtable C

Forming meaningful partnerships to extend your service and grow capacity

 

 

Room 4: Roundtable D
Importance of developing impact-based forecasting - how can impact-based forecasting and closer ties between agencies have a positive impact on climate risk; DRR; energy and tourism.

12.00-12.45

Lightning  presentations

  • HydrometSOS​

  • ARISE update

  • ​Forming meaningful hydromet partnerships​

  • Climate Services in the Caribbean

 

 

 


13:15-13:45

Competition: Meet the partners

Accumulate points and win prizes by visiting our expert partners in the Solutions Centre

Dr. Arlene Laing
Coordinating Director
CMO
Joseph Instiful
Senior Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Specialist
GCF
Donneil Cain
Project Development Specialist/Economist
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
Peter Clarke
Managing Director
Jamaica Water Resources Authority
Sharon Archie
Manager of Water Resources, Water and Sewerage Authority
Trinidad and Tobago
Tennielle Hendy
Principal Hydrologist
National Hydrological Service Ministry of Natural Resources, Belize
Massimiliano Lombardo
Programme Specialist for Natural Sciences
UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean
Alexsis  Kajava
Sales Director
VaisalaMeteopress
Marc Bonnet
V.P. International
Météorage
Michal   Najman
CEO
Meteopress
Prof.  Alan Jenkins
Deputy Director and Director of Science
UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Mohammad Nagdee
Cluster Head - SSECC
UNDP
Glendell De Souza
Science and Technology Officer
CMO
Roelof Bruintjes
CEO
Advanced Radar Company
Franceso Gaetani
Regional Coordinator
UNEP
Karl Gutbrod
CEO
meteoblue
Christophe Lavaysse
Joint Research Centre
European Commission
Trevor Basden
Director
Bahamas Department of Meteorology
Dr. Guillermo Navarro
Consultant
Varysian
David Tomlinson
Acting Project Coordinator
CARICOM
Michal   Najman
CEO
Meteopress
Esteban Garcia
Sales Manager
Vaisala
Giacomo Teruggi
Scientific Officer Hydrology and Water Resources Division (HWR)
WMO
Curtis  Barrett
Hydrometeorologist Consultant
World Bank
Yves Personna
Project Manager
Caribbean Development Bank
Jair Torres
Senior Consultant on Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience, Sustainability & Adaptation
UNDRR
Andrew White
CEO
Comptus
Prof.  Alan Jenkins
Deputy Director and Director of Science
UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Jair Torres
Senior Consultant on Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience, Sustainability & Adaptation
UNDRR
José Alberto Zúñiga Mora
Co-ordinator, C.S. Estudios Básicos de Ingeniería
ICE
Adrian Trotman
Agrometeorologist and Chief, Applied Meteorology and Climatology
CIMH
 

DAY 3

Thursday 17th December

Product and services: Creating a legal mandate around services and building impact based capabilities for stakeholders

8.00-8.30

Arrivals, time in the Solutions Centre and welcome from the Chair

8.30-9.15

Panel: Getting it right for stakeholders

How can we improve the processes and practices essential to effective service delivery and what do stakeholders want? What approaches have been successful and why; Understanding legal frameworks; Impediments to success/challenges?

 

9.15-10.30

Lightning presentations

  1. Creating hydromet products for key stakeholders

  2. Sub-seasonal prediction of tropical cyclones

  3. ​Impact based forecasting - a solution for the Caribbean​
  4. Developing high performance in meteorological services

10.00-10.30

Competition break in the Solutions Centre

11.00-11.15

Lightning presentation

Relevance of Quality Management and Leadership for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

 

11.15-12.00

Expert-led roundtables 
These 5 topics (A-E) are run simultaneously over three days in small virtual meeting rooms and are made up of smaller groups of 5-8 or so. They will be repeated 5 times to allow delegates to participate in all topics. The roundtable sessions will be conducted by discussion leaders and are designed for a more detailed and in-depth exchange of information.
     
Room 1: Roundtable A

Progress in data capture, integration and sharing: Adding value to decision-making and the steps made since last year’s gathering

 

Room 2: Roundtable B

Defining and growing services: How can weather, water and climate services better meet the requirements of stakeholders? What is needed to lay the foundation for the provision of resilient, sustainable weather, water and climate services and products?

Room 3: Roundtable C

Forming meaningful partnerships to extend your service and grow capacity

Room 4: Roundtable D
Importance of developing impact-based forecasting - how can impact-based forecasting and closer ties between agencies have a positive impact on climate risk; DRR; energy and tourism.

 

 

 


12.00-12.15

Lightning presentation

IRIS Focus - the next generation weather radar software

12.15-12.45

Lightning presentation

Primary challenges of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services Directors

12.45-13.15

Competition: Meet the exhibitors

Accumulate points and win prizes by visiting our expert partners in the Solutions Centre

Dr. Arlene Laing
Coordinating Director
CMO
Evan Thompson
Director
Jamaica Meteorological Service
Shawn Miller
Technical Director, Civil Space and Weather, Raytheon
Dr. Daniel Scott
Director of Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change
University of Waterloo
Jasen Penn
Department of Disaster Management
BVI
Donna Gittens
Programme Manager
Climate Change at Delegation of the European Union
Paul Lucas
Water Resource Management Specialist
CARDI
Ginelle Greene-Dewasmes
Departments of Environment, Geography and Politics
University of York
Alicia Selman
Marketing Media Sales Executive
Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC)
Chia-Ying Lee
Lamont Assistant Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University
Carlinton Burrell
Chief Executive Officer
Caribbean Climate Innovation Center
Anni Karttunen
Application Manager
Vaisala
Marcos Erize
International Quality Management Consultant
Prof.  Alan Jenkins
Deputy Director and Director of Science
UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Mohammad Nagdee
Cluster Head - SSECC
UNDP
Glendell De Souza
Science and Technology Officer
CMO
Roelof Bruintjes
CEO
Advanced Radar Company
Franceso Gaetani
Regional Coordinator
UNEP
Mike Dubois
Skyler Product Manager
Raytheon
Marco Clerici
Joint Research Centre
European Commission
Dr. Guillermo Navarro
Consultant
Varysian
David Tomlinson
Acting Project Coordinator
CARICOM
Michal   Najman
CEO
Meteopress
Esteban Garcia
Sales Manager
Vaisala
Giacomo Teruggi
Scientific Officer Hydrology and Water Resources Division (HWR)
WMO
Curtis  Barrett
Hydrometeorologist Consultant
World Bank
Yves Personna
Project Manager
Caribbean Development Bank
Jair Torres
Senior Consultant on Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience, Sustainability & Adaptation
UNDRR
Andrew White
CEO
Comptus
Pekka Rossi
Application manager
Vaisala
Dr. Guillermo Navarro
Consultant
Varysian
 
 

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