Friday, October 19, 2007

Meteorological capacity building in Botswana

HOORC's Library had a visit today from representatives of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and the Botswana Department of Meteorological Services (DMS) who are working together in a capacity building project to train DMS personnel to provide a range of modern weather and climate services. Jointly sponsored by SIDA and the Botswana government, the project is ending the first 18 month phase of five and a half years of activities. The visit today was to discuss HOORC's use of climate data and possible collaborative data exchange activities. For more information about the project, contact Mr Balisi Gopolang, Principal Meteorologist. In HOORC's Library you can find From observations to simulations : a conceptual introduction to weather and climate modelling by Antonello Pasini.

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