Introduction to Impact-Based Forecast Warning Services (IBFWS)

World Meteorological Organization WMO free course

This course makes use of text, interactive graphics, case-studies and activities to introduce the basic concepts of impact-based forecast warning systems. After completing this course you will be better equipped to help your organization advance an impact-based approach in hydro-meteorological services, disaster risk reduction and related areas.

The content of this course is based primarily on the following documents:

WMO Guidelines on Multi-hazard Impact-based Forecast and Warning Services,

WMO Guidelines on Multi-hazard Impact-based Forecast and Warning Services (WMO-No. 1150), Part II: Putting Multi-Hazard IBFWS into Practice 

Also for download of material in .doc  or .pdf

All photos, infographics and maps listed with full sources and licenses details

Target audiences:
  •     Personnel from the NMHSs including meteorologists, forecasters, hydrologists, staff involved in developing partnership agreements, communicators, especially functional operational personnel.
  •     Decision-makers of the partnering DRCPAs who are at the forefront of providing products and/or services which support Disaster Risk Reduction efforts, and may be experienced in collaborating with NMHSs.
  •     Broadcast Meteorologists who play an important role in weather and disaster-related communications with other media and with the public.
  •     NGOs involved in supporting humanitarian activities, academia, specific sectors among which are health, agriculture, transport.
  •     Other key stakeholders from the media, the public, specific communities and other users that work with the NMHSs.