Dear Distinguished Colleagues,

It is great honor for me to carry on the chair position of OSTIV Met Panel. First of all I have to thank for their valuable contributions to Dr. Hermann Trimmel and former chairs. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Manfred REINHARDT, Prof. Dr. M. Loek BOERMANS and Mr. Carsten LINDEMANN for their supports for us.

I am atmospheric physisist and had my first degree at Department of Meteorology, Istanbul Technical University in 1975. I have worked for meteorology and mathematical applications for 37 years. Beginning from 2005, I have worked for Istanbul Aydin University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering.

On behalf of OSTIV, it is with great pleasure that I would like to invite you to attend our upcoming bi-annual panel being held in WMO Center, Alanya, Turkey in 2013. Looking forward to meeting with you in Alanya.

Z. ASLAN