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Lecture Notes :
T wo Lecture Notes are included in this section which will be useful to Port Meteorological Offices as well as the observers on board the ships.

Marine Meteorology :
L ecture Notes on Marine Meteorology - Various chapters are included in this Lecture notes.These chapters are on IVOF, Weather Bulletins to Ships on High seas, Storm Warning Signals, VOSClim Projet of WMO, GMDSS, MPERSS and Turbowin.

Ship recruitment :
L ecture Notes on Ship recruitment - These Lecture Notes will be useful to PMOs. It will provide guidelines to PMOs while recruting the ships and filling up the recruitment forms.

India Meteorological Department, Pune
Do you know?
  • First storm warning Signal was hoisted in 1880 in Kolkata port to warn the ships about impending danger from approaching storms.

  • First Indian vessel, S S Loyalty sailed from the Indian shores on 5th April 1919.

Indian Voluntary Observing Fleet
  • IMD has enlisted a cooperating fleet of Voluntary Observing Ships for collection of meteorological observations from ocean areas. The VOF at present consists of 186 ships of Indian and foreign registry.

Port Meteorological office
  • Port Meteorological office (PMO) keep liaison with shipping companies and masters of ships at Port and provide valuable guidance for maintaining onboard meteorological instruments.

  • There are six Port Meteorological Offices in India which are located at Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata




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