training operational package for climate services
A permanent training Initiative
Lecturers from different institution, Universities, and research centers
The methodological approach is based on the competency-based approach to training, where competencies are composed of elements of Knowledge and Skill, according to the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning, and each course is related to the WMO Competencies Framework for Climate Services Providers.
ToPACS goal is to set up a permanent training tool, open and easily accessible worldwide.
TOPACS is developed on the Moodle Platform.
Each course is structured with multimedia lessons, bibliography, and when available some case studies and useful insights.
The Moodle COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK functionality allows to link WMO Competencies to each course.
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Meet the Team
Researcher at CNR-IBE and Director of the WMO Regional Training Centre in Italy for the European region and for North Africa.
Chief, Training Activities Division within the Education and Training Office of the WMO (World Meteorological Organization)
Permanent Researcher at the Institute of Bioeconomy of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IBE). TOPaCs Project Leader.
Digital Content Designer and Producer. Natural Hazards Web Communication Expert, Content Producer and designer at CNR-IBE.
Physicist, permanent researcher at CNR-IBE. Climate change modeling, seasonal forecasts, climate services for water management.
Edmondo di Giuseppe
Climate Data Analyst at CNR-IBE. Climatological Statistics: extreme events, climate zone, spatio-temporal models and Bayesian inference.
Agrometeorologyst at CNR-IBE. Expert in climate change impact assessment, GIS and Remote sensing and information management expert, and trainer.
e-Learning and Dissemination Manager at CNR, Institute of Crystallography. Editor of "Smart eLab". Expertise: Linux, Moodle, ePublishing, Academic Collaborative Writing.
CNR – Institute of Crystallography. Research Support, Development and integration of Business Information Systems, Web Oriented Services, and Open Source systems.
Thanks to Our Lecturers and Experts
Maurizio Bacci, CNR-IBE – Marina Baldi, CNR-IBE – Christian Baron, CIRAD – Michela Biasutti, Columbia University – Luca Brocca, CNR-IRPI – Marta Bruno Soares, University of Leeds – Carlo Buontempo, ECMWF – Claudio Cassardo, University of Torino Dept. of Physics – Giorgia Ceccarelli, OXFAM – Tanja Cegnar, Slovenian Environment Agengy – Ylenia Curci , University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard – Luc Descroix , IRD – Sabina Di Franco, CNR – ISP, Edmondo Di Giuseppe, CNR-IBE – Roberto Ferrise, University of Florence – Federico Fierli, CNR-ISAC – Edoardo Fiorillo, CNR-IRPI, CNR-IBE – Marco Gaetani, LATMOS-IPSL, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités – Alessandra Giannini, Columbia University – Manuela Grippa, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse – Ramona Magno, CNR-IBE – Piero Malguzzi, CNR-ISAC – Giovanni Massazza, Politecnico di Torino – Daniele Mastrangelo, CNR-ISAC – Stefano Materia, CMCC – Chiara Mauri, BB&C Group – Samantha Melani, CNR-IBE – Tommaso Moramarco, CNR-IRPI – Emmanuel Oladipo, Department of Geography University of Lagos, Nigeria – Patrick Parrish, WMO – Massimiliano Pasqui, CNR-IBE – Valentina Pavan, ARPAE-SIMC – Alessandro Pezzoli, DIST – Christel Prudhomme, ECMWF – Elena Rapisardi, CNR-IBE – Lauro Rossi, CIMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION – Enrico Scoccimarro, CMCC – Moritz Stefaner, Truth and Beauty – Benjamin Sultan , IRD – Vieri Tarchiani, CNR-IBE – Maurizio Tiepolo, DIST – Jost Von Hardenberg, CNR-ISAC – Sabina Di Franco, CNR – ISP – Moritz Stefaner, Truth and Beauty
AN InITIATIVE BY
with the contribution of
THE ITALIAN MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION