The IAO, in cooperation
with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO),
provides scholarships through the Voluntary Cooperation
Program for meteorologists from other countries
to study at the NWS National Centers for Environmental
Prediction (NCEP) in Camp Springs, Maryland.
Currently, NCEP provides four-month
sessions at three training desks: the South American
Desk, the Tropical Desk, and the Africa Climate
Desk. The mission of the training desks is to
manage an efficient capacity building program
that meets the operational and climate needs of
the U.S. and international meteorological services.
Training provides opportunities to learn operational
skill, such as numerical weather prediction techniques
and application of the meteorological process
in short and long term weather forecasting in
Candidates be must nominated
by their country’s Permanent Representative
to the WMO and apply directly to the WMO.