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


8th JCOMM-TCP Workshop on Storm Surge and Wave Forecasting

19 - 23 November 2012, Nairobi, Kenya

NOTE (20/11/2012):

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NOTE (22/10/2012):

For a successful and efficient training, all participants are invited to review and study the provided material, and prepare for the lectures and hands-on training at the Workshop.

SSW-8 reference/study material download:


The Eighth Workshop on Storm Surge and Wave Forecasting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 19 to 23 November 2012.

This series of workshop is organized by the joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) in collaboration with the Tropical Cyclone Programme (TCP) of WMO, with a view to enhancing capacities of the National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NMHSs) in providing necessary forecasting and warning services against natural marine hazards that complement broader disaster preparedness and mitigation activities.

Noting the emerging issue of recurrent coastal inundation by storm surges particularly in the South and East African coast, the eighth Workshop is convened with a regional focus on South and East African countries, and aims to directly contribute to the development of the Storm Surge Watch Scheme (SSWS) of WMO.

For those who wish to participate in the workshop for training on wave and storm surge modelling, a online nomination form (to be officially signed and submitted by a Permanent Representative to WMO and/or head of institution) could be filled out and printed at: (submission before 30 September 2012)

To ensure the effectiveness and positive impacts of the Workshop, it is strongly recommended that the nominated experts would be (a) forecaster(s) who currently work in the areas of on marine meteorological / oceanographic services, and/or (a) modelling expert(s) of the associated areas with direct link to the operational services.

P.O. Box 30259 -?? 00100 GPO

Organisers & Staff

  Boram LEE (contact for Nomination, Programme)
  Stella AURA (contact for Local Organization)
  Ali MAFIMBO (contact for Logistics, Information)


There are 21 participants associated with this event.

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