The Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology

WMO Marine Weather Forecaster Competence Standards Framework


Author(s) Ad hoc Task Team on Marine Competency Requirements (TT-MCR)
Summary This document aims to provide minimum baseline competence standard to effectively perform the duties of a marine weather forecaster (MWF). It should be noted that the competence framework identifies the knowledge, skills and attitudes that must be demonstrated. Implicit in the background knowledge and skills for MWF, is the recommendation that they should have successfully completed the Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists (BIP-M) or relevant parts thereof. It should, however, be recognised that national personnel qualification requirements for MWF, may be set at a higher level, e.g to also be degree qualified.
Doc Type Reference Document
Status Published on 27/09/16

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Created at 12:42 on 16 Apr 2014 by Boram LEE
Last updated at 15:27 on 27 Sep 2016 by Sarah GRIMES
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