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NATO METOC Orientation Course

Conducted by INTEL


The aim of this course is to prepare NATO and Nation METOC staff for their duties in the execution of METOC functions and services.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3332 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: INT - Intelligence
Area: MO - Meteorology & Oceanography
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: ACT.314
ETOC Code: INT-MO-2825

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M3-05-A-24 30 Sep 24 - 04 Oct 24 Contact POC

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ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

Learning Objectives

METOC SUPPORT TO OPERATIONS, EXERCISES: Given references, the students will describe the contribution to the operational planning, including the determination and the delivery of the METOC products and to the training, including evaluating and updating the METOC Training in accordance with ACO Directive 80-34 and Geospatial and METOC functional planning guide.

NATO STRUCTURE, ORGANISATION AND STRATEGY: Given references, the students will describe the NATO Command and Force structure and how to liaise within this and the geospatial community.

NATO METOC POLICY AND DOCTRINE: Given references, the students describe the procedures to participate in NATO meetings and committees and how to initiate and develop NATO METOC policy and doctrine in accordance with AJP 3.11.

FUTURE NATO METOC CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Given references, the students will describe how to identify future NATO METOC capability requirements and the consequent procedures in accordance with AWP2A, AWP2.1, AWP3, AWP4, ATP32 and ACO manual.

Course Participants

The target audience comprises NATO METOC staff and national METOC personnel involved in the provision and delivery of NATO METOC support and others associated with or requiring METOC functions and services.

Language Proficiency: English 3332 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-5 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5


This one week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by brief moderated Q&A sessions and syndicate work.

Further Information

The course is designed to acquaint students with the procedures and processes for the provision of NATO METOC support. This course does not teach students meteorological or oceanographic forecasting skills or specified information.