WMO Workshop on

Enhancing Climate Indices for Sector-specific Applications in the South Asia region


3-7 October 2016

WMO Workshop

The WMO Workshop on Enhancing Climate Indices for Sector-specific Applications in the South Asia region will be organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and hosted by the IITM in the city of Pune, India. IITM...



Venue - The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 October 2016 at the conference facilities of IITM (http://www.tropmet.res.in),HomiBhabha Road, Pune 411008, India. IITM...


Meeting of Organization

The workshop will be conducted in English only and there will be no arrangements for interpretation. IITM...

Meeting of Organization Venue WMO Workshop

Details regarding WMO Workshop

Under the guidance of the Expert Team on Sector-specific Climate Indices (ET-SCI) and as part of the Canada-funded Programme on the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) at the regional and national scales, a Workshop on `Enhancing Climate Indices for Sector-specific Applications in South Asia region' is being organized by World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The Workshop will be held at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India, during 03 to 07 October 2016. The Workshop is aimed at enhancing the use of climate information in climate-sensitive sectors for climate risk management and adaptation, through interdisciplinary analysis and interpretation of sector-specific climate indices. The proposed workshop will bring together the experts from NMHSs and representatives of priority areas (agriculture and food security, water,health, energy and disaster risk reduction) from nine South Asian countries including India and also experts from world wide.


Local transportation is being arranged by the hotel to pick up the participants from Pune airport and drop them back.
For those arriving at the Mumbai airport transfer to Pune will be arranged at the following rates:
AC Car (Sedan): Rs. 3500
AC Innova: Rs. 4500


Pune has an international airport but has only limited international connections. Mumbai is the closest major international airport with convenient air, rail and road connections. Pune also has several air links with New Delhi, Bangalore and other major Indian cities. For those arriving via Mumbai, it is relatively more convenient to proceed to Pune by road rather than wait for several hours for the connecting flight.

Detailed information on the working arrangements and schedule of the Workshop will be provided in the Provisional Agenda and the Program.


Accommodation has been provided free of charge to all participants in the Ramee Grand Pune, a 5 star Boutique hotel located in the heart of the city on Apte Road, Shivaji Nagar, close to all business hub. Breakfast, working lunch, transfer from Pune airport to the hotel, as well as transfer to IITM each day of the workshop will be also provided free of charge.
For further enquiry, please, contact Mr Sanjay Sinha

Details are as follows :-

Ramee Grand Pune
Contact name: Mr Sanjay Sinha, Sales Manager, Ramee Grand Hotel, Pune
Mobile no : + 91 8879336607
Plot No. 587, CST No. 1221/C,
Apte road, Shivaji Nagar,
Pune – 411004.
Landline Phone of Ramee Grand Hotel : +91-020-66846565
E-mail: sm.pune@rameehotels.com sales.pune@rameehotels.com
Website :- http://www.rameehotelsindia.com/
Check-In & Check-out Time is 12.00 Noon.

Currency and Credit Cards

Local currency is Indian Rupee (INR). Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners cards are accepted in major establishments, but cash transactions are the norm in most places. Always verify what cards are accepted by any business before trying to use one. Many businesses post on the entrance door or in other conspicuous areas which cards are accepted. If uncertain, verify from business staff.

Most banks in the area also have ATMs which normally operate for 24 hours. Stand-alone ATMs can also be found at several locations around the city. Banks will also cash Traveller’sCheques although you will probably need to show some identification, such as a passport.The exchange rates from U.S. Dollar to Indian Rupee as of 14thJune 2016 is USD 1.00 = INR 67.16.


The workshop will comprise key note lectures, plenary discussions and hands-on training on the application of ClimPACT software, therefore,all participants are strongly recommended to bring their own Wi-Fi/Ethernet-ready laptop for use with the practical exercises. Wireless internet access is available at the venue, and instructions to avail the facility will be provided at the time of the meeting.Internet access including wi-fi is complimentary at Ramee Grand Hotel.

Computer-connected projection facilities will be available for presentations, and white boards/flip charts and general office supplies will be available to facilitate discussions. Detailed information on the working arrangements and schedule of the Workshop will be provided in the Provisional Agenda and the Program.


The mains supply in India is 220 V (50Hz). If you wish to use an electrical appliance, you may need an appropriate international adaptor plug.
Local Weather
Weather in October in Pune. The average temperature in Pune in October is fairly hot at 25 °C (77 °F). Afternoons can be very hot with average high temperatures reaching 31.4 °C (88.5 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally somewhat warm with an average low of 18.5 °C (65.3 °F).
Additional Information

For more detailed information on Pune’s climate and weather forecasts, please visit
Foreign participants may need a visa to enter India, and are requested to inquire about visa requirements from their respective Consulates or Embassies of India. It is important to take advance action for obtaining visas, as there could be significant waiting periods for scheduling appointments for visa applications in some countries.