GURME Workshops

Lima 2006
The first GURME basic training course on air quality forecasting was delivered 10–14 July 2006 in Lima Peru. Our extremely generous hosts were Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología Senamhi (SENAMHI). SEMAMHI provided lecture theatre, computer laboratory, simultaneous translation between Spanish and English, secretarial services and looked after the 50+ participants and presenters very well.

Santiago, Chile
GURME organized the first Air Quality Forecasting Workshop for the Latin American Project in Santiago, Chile, during October 2003. This workshop also served as the kick-off to the new GURME Latin American Cities Pilot Project. This cooperative project involving Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, Mexico, and San Paulo, Brazil, is established to build regional capacity and to facilitate the exchange of students and training in issues related to air quality forecasting.

Malaysian Meteorological Service
The First GURME Forecasting Workshop, that was kindly  hosted by the Malaysian Meteorological Service, was held in Kuching, Malaysia 14-17 August 2000. The emphasis of the workshop was on presenting a spectrum of forecasting tools and on appropriate uses (including examples of model uses and limitations). The objective of the workshop was to familiarize the participants with the different possibilities for urban forecasting, and their technical and data support requirements, to help NMHSs in their deliberations on what role to undertake in urban forecasting and in identifying suitable systems for use in support of their activities.

The WMO GAW Urban Research Meteorology and Environment (GURME) project was developed in response to the recognition that NMHSs have a critical role to play in the study and management of urban environments, in part because the NMHSs are in possession of information and capabilities that are essential to the forecasting of urban air pollution and the evaluation of the effects of different emission control strategies, and that for many this role will be expanded in the future. While the expanded roles of the NMHSs will follow different paths, they will be centered on the traditional activities related to meteorological monitoring, forecasting, and modelling (both meteorological and chemical) and their application to air quality problems.

Urban Climatology 2001
The 97th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers will be held in New York City from Tuesday, 27 February - Saturday, 3 March 2001 in New York City, NY.  A series of sessions on "The Physical Geography of the City" is planned, currently being organized by John Arnfield (Ohio State) and Larry Band (North Carolina, Chapel Hill).  One or more of these sessions will address urban climatological issues.

2nd International Conf. 2001
The aim of this meeting is to review the current understanding of  Air Pollution Modelling and Simulation and to bring  together people from various scientific communities (meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, modelling  of emissions, input data, numerical analysis and applied mathematics , ...) in order to confront their points of view.

Transport and Air Pollution Workshop
Following meetings held since 1986 in Avignon, France and Graz, Austria, this 10th symposium will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado USA. It ill be aimed at assessing scientific knowledge in the field of air pollution due to emissions from transportation systems. All transport modes will be considered (road, rail, air and sea), and as well as the effects of air pollution on the environment (health effects, dispersion, acid rain, greenhouse effect, etc.).

3rd International Conf. 2001
The 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics will be held between 5 - 8 December 2001 in Tempe, Arizona within the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, known as the "Valley of the Sun." As with the previous two highly-successful meetings in this series (held at the University of Hong Kong in 1991 and 1998), the overall theme of the Symposium is the application of fluid dynamics research to issues that currently face policy makers in the management of air and water resources.