Weather Risk Management

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ASBU MET: Weather Decision Support Systems


Meteorology (MET) is recognised as a key enabler to the future globally interoperable, harmonised air traffic management system. Large-scale programmes for air traffic management (ATM) modernisation such as CARATS in Eastern Asia; NextGen in the USA; and SESAR in Europe all emphasize the critical role of MET, and highlight the required support from MET services into ATM - into decision-making. Aeronautical MET service providers must fully engage in this transition from a product-centric environment (e.g. OPMET data in traditional alpha-numerical codes) to an information-centric environment that will allow the exchange of accurate, fit-for-purpose and timely MET information and its integration into ATM decision-support or aid systems.

Course Objectives

This five day (5 day) course provides an understanding of MET requirements under ICAO's Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) and its Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) methodology. To help ANSPs address these MET requirements in the future ATM, this course will also examine cognitive engineering and the  design and development of weather decision support systems and tools for enhanced situational awareness and decision-making along multiple ATM decision time horizons.

Course Outline

Topics include:

  • Overview of Impact of Weather on Aviation
  • MET requirements under ASBU
  • Use of QMS and SMS in development of Weather Decision Support Systems (DSS)
  • Human Information Processing
  • Situational Awareness
  • Decision Making 
  • Expertise
  • Support Decision Making - Decision Support Systems (DSS)
  • Overview of Cognitive Engineering
  • Design and Development of DDS
  • Knowledge elicitation methods
  • Proactive DSS for Severe Weather and Aviation
  • Human Factors of Automation and Technology in the Workplace
  • Adding Weather Risk Management
  • Future Considerations for Auditing and Oversight of Aviation MET
  • The Role of the Forecaster: Working to support future ATM

Who should attend?

Personnel from civil aviation authorities, aviation MET service providers, investigation agencies, and meteorology agencies who need to implement a programme of safety oversight of aviation meteorology, or to understand the requirements for aviation meteorology in future ATM.


Participants must have a firm knowledge of ICAO Annex 3 and ICAO Doc 8896 requirements, and familiarity with Quality Management Systems and Safety Management Systems.

Workshop Duration, Location and Tuition

Next:  31 Mar - 03 Apr 2020 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Workshop Duration: 5 days (0900h to 1700h each day).

Location: Various locations – In-house available.

Fee: $1950.00 USD


10% Discount when 6 or more participants from the same company (on the same invoice) are registered.

 5% Discount when 3 - 5 participants from the same company (on the same invoice) are registered.


Instructors include:

All courses taught in English language.

Customised in-house training also available.

Our courses can be delivered to your offices and tailored to your organisation's needs. If you have a group of 5 or more individuals for this course, please contact us and we will provide you with information about bringing this course to your offices at a time convenient for you and your staff.

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