Technical Seminar - How Modern Weather Forecasting Works

17 Jan 2024 07:00 PM City College, Plymouth (TBC) Branch UK/South West England

The Talk: The Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW)  Convention requires a focus on understanding synoptic charts, without necessarily understanding how the forecast is actually created. Weather forecasting techniques have advanced a lot in recent years and a deeper understanding will help mariners make better use of what is on offer.

The Speaker: Andrew Eccleston commenced his career as a cadet with Denholm Ship Management in 1970.  Following time served at sea he undertook a BSc in Nautical Studies followed by a doctorate in Meteorology at the Plymouth School of Maritime Studies.  He was employed by the UK Met Office for four years before starting his own private-sector weather business in 1984.  In 2000 following the acquisition of his business by a US-based corporation he was employed as a lecturer at the University of Plymouth. He retired in 2013 but maintains his interests in meteorology and sailing. He undertakes work for the Royal Meteorological Society and PRIMET, a pan-European Trade Association for meteorological service providers.

This meeting will be taking place face-to-face and via Zoom. Zoom details will be shared on this page to NI members closer to the time.