The training on Economic Meteorology under the project of 561975-EPP-1-2015-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP was held at the University of Helsinki, Finland, on 4-9 September 2017.
The lecturers from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Odessa State Environmental University, Kherson State Agricultural University and Russian State Hydrometeorological University took part in the event. The main lecturer was Anna Fokicheva, Associate Professor of the Department of specialized hydrometeorological support of the Institute for Advanced Training of Roshydromet.
The training was aimed to integrate the developed short-term sectoral courses into the course on Economic Meteorology and adapt the course to the educational programs of ECOIMPACT consortium universities. During the event, a substantial part of the courses on Economic Meteorology for BSc, MSc and PhD students were discussed, the building the individual learning tracks was tested. New educational and information technologies to be used in the course of teaching and the features of compiling practical classes by means of IoT technology were also considered.
The participants visited the Finnish Meteorological Institute, got acquainted with its structure and features of functioning. Mikhail Sofiev (the Finnish Meteorological Institute) delivered a presentation on the possibilities of the SILAM (System for Integrated Modeling of Atmospheric Composition) Model, designed to predict the level of atmospheric air pollution, and Alexander Mahura (the University of Helsinki) made a report on the use of EnviroHIRLAM (Environment – High Resolution Limited Area Model) model to address a variety of environmental issues.