Short Course Information

Whether as an attendee or an organizer/instructor, short courses can enrich your professional experience and help you develop new skill sets, improve your ability to reach personal and professional goals, and keep your present skills relevant in a rapidly changing world. 

AMS certification holders receive professional development points for attending or leading a short course. Attendees receive two professional development points per half-day session and presenters receive three points per unique course or workshop. Additional information is available on our Professional Development web page.


Upcoming Short Courses

The following courses will be offered at upcoming AMS Conferences.

Weather Observations, Warnings, and Forecast Enhancements with Uncrewed Systems

June 11, 2024 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (In Person) - Myrtle Beach, SC
51st Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Seventh Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

Blown Away: A Meteorologist's Guide to Wind Damage

June 11, 2024 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time (In Person) - Myrtle Beach, SC
51st Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Seventh Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

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Short Course Proposals

The deadline to submit a short course proposal for the upcoming AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans is June 1st.

AMS welcomes short course proposals for hybrid or in-person courses at an AMS meeting on a variety of subjects that would be of interest to the weather, water, and climate community. Prior course topics include machine learning, Python, consulting meteorology, forensic meteorology, catastrophe modeling, artificial intelligence applications, to name a few. Python is in demand so don't hesitate to submit a proposal if you are interested in organizing a course on this topic.
A recent survey of short course attendees showed additional interest in the following topics:

  • Forecast Modelling
  • NWP Modelling, especially related to data assimilation and convection schemes
  • Physics-informed AI
  • Organizing and Working with Large Datasets: the best ways to computationally store them and speed up the compute process
  • Radar Reading
  • Visualization of Radar
  • Data Developer Session: How to contribute and understand standards, etc.
  • Climate Attribution: data fusion between satellite and station data

Short course attendees range from undergraduate students to seasoned professionals so organizers have the option to choose topics for a specific audience. Short course proposals are reviewed by the AMS Board on Continuing Professional Development (BCPD) and are submitted online.

Submit a Short Course Proposal

Short Course Organizer/Instructor Resources

We will be using Zoom as our platform for virtual short courses.

Below are resources for in-person courses. For additional questions, please contact Kelly Savoie.

Guidelines for Continuing Education

Hybrid Short Course Information

Annual Meeting Short Course Deadlines Form

Short Course Room Set Up and Pricing

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