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Re: comments on 2.level competencies

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 08:10 GMT
by Leena Neitiniemi-Upola
Dear all,
have you noticed, how NMSs all aroud the world are developing hazardous weather warning systems nowadays - and not only in aeronautical meteorology? Are you aware, if someone has allready developed definitions that our Et-Et group could compare with our solutions? -Leena

Re: comments on 2.level competencies

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 03:20 GMT
by Queenie CC Lam
Dear Chris,

Thanks for your great effort in incorporating comments from all of us.

After revisiting the draft 2nd level competencies for Aeronautical Meteorological Observer in version 18 dated 2 July 2010, I have further comments and suggestions as follows :

1. In performance criterion 1.2, suggest to amend the description “Anticipate likely short-term changes in weather at the station” to read as “Be aware of likely short-term changes in weather at the station” as the former might be taken as that the Observer should be able to prepare TREND forecast which is under the scope of Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster.

2. In performance criterion 4.2, suggest to delete “anticipated significant changes” to read as “Alert forecasters to observed changes in the weather within the local area, as required” based on the same reasoning in para.1.

3. In the second last paragraph of “Background knowledge and skills” under section 4, it is noticed that the requirement “Explain the functioning, use and interpretation of products from the World Area Forecast System (WAFS); products provided by the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (VAACs) and Tropical Cyclone Advisory Centres (TCACs)” is the same as that for Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster. It might be too harsh for Observers to have the same depth of understanding as Forecasters in respect of the use and interpretation of forecast products from WAFS. It is suggested that this requirement be amended to “Describe the functions of the products from the World Area Forecast System (WAFS)” and “Interpret the advisories from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (VAACs) and Tropical Cyclone Advisory Centres (TCACs).

We could have more in-depth discussions in the meeting in Kelowna next week.

Regards,
Queenie

Re: comments on 2.level competencies

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 06:58 GMT
by Raf Windmolders
Leena Neitiniemi-Upola wrote:Dear all,
have you noticed, how NMSs all aroud the world are developing hazardous weather warning systems nowadays - and not only in aeronautical meteorology? Are you aware, if someone has allready developed definitions that our Et-Et group could compare with our solutions? -Leena


Hi Leena,
Could you elaborate a bit on "definitions"?

grz
Raf

Secondary-level AMP Competencies

PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 09:18 GMT
by Queenie CC Lam
The 'Secondary-level' Aeronautical Meteorological Personnel Competence Descriptions document approved by the CAeM Management Group has been made available on the CAeM training website and the Blog of the CAeM-XIV post-session website.