REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER ITALY
Connecting people to build knowledge and competencies in weather, water and climate services.
RTC serves WMO Members in Europe and Africa in agrometeorology, climate change and climate services.
CNR-Ibe runs the WMO Regional Training Centre Italy of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), since mid-nineties.
Focus Training Courses
Courses and workshops
Short-term training courses or workshops held in Italy and abroad, and long-term stages (2-4 months).
Custom Designed Training
Domestic and international training activities organized on the basis of emerging training needs.
The activities of the RTC in Florence have been externally assessed in 2004, and the Executive Council, following Recommendation 1(PAN-XXII), reconfirmed the status of the RMTC hosted by Italy as WMO-recognized RMTC during its 58th Session 11.
New ideas and topics
In 2011, new collaborative research activities started in Mali, Senegal, and Niger; the involvement in initiatives such as COST, PresaNord and MedCOF have inspired new ideas and plans for the RTC.
The focus of the training offered shifted towards climate change and variability and their effects on natural resources and agriculture, and on sub-seasonal to seasonal forecast/predictions as a tool for water and agriculture management.
WMO RTC Italy has also largely contributed during the years to a number of specific training activities and workshops in African Countries in the framework of international projects.