Advanced booking required for 10 November all-day event in Exeter

Royal Institute of Navigation Small Craft Group (SCG) – Weather and Sailing Joint Meeting

Starts: 9:00am on 10th November 2007
Ends: 5:00pm on 10th November 2007
Location: The Met Office, Exeter, Devon

Yachtsmen, amateur meteorologists, as well as professionals are invited to a joint meeting organised by the Royal Institute of Navigation and Royal Meteorological Society, sponsored by PBO. There will be a wide range of presentations and a small display area open to participants during the event.

Prior registration for this event is required. Timetable as follows:

09.30 Coffee and Registration

10.10 Introduction from the Chair, Andrew Eccleston, University of Plymouth

10.20 Weather Related Incidents, George Rawlinson, RNLI

10.40 UK Obligations for Met. Services and Warnings Under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, Paul Townsend, MCA

11.00 Lessons Learned by a Sailing Met. Man, Jim Allen, Met Office (Ret.)

11.20 Discussion

11.50 Coffee

12.10 Producing Weather Forecasts and their Limitations, Speaker tbc, Met. Office

12.30 How to Assess the Quality of Inshore Waters Forecasts?, David Stephenson and Ian Jolliffe, University of Exeter

12.50 Discussion

13.10 Lunch

14.40 Weather of the Channel Islands & North Brittany Coast, John Searson, Jersey Met. Office

15.00 Can Meteorology Win Races? Elizabeth Greenhalgh, RYA Meteorologist and 470 sailor

15.20 Discussion

15.40 Tea

16.00 Climate Change and Coastal Communities, Debbie Hemming, Hadley Centre

16.20 Meteorological Data via the Internet, Tim Thornton, Smartcom Software

16.40 Discussion, including general discussion on the day as a whole

17.00 Close

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