At the 13th WMO Education and Training Symposium (SYMET-13), held on 30 October – 01 November 2017 in Bridgetown, Barbados, Sergej Zilitinkevich delivered a presentation on “Towards Teaching Meteorology with Due Regard to its Changing Content, Priorities, Methods and Applications”, Sergiy Stepanenko – on “Development of New Master Degree Programmes in the Specialty of ‘Climatology’ at the Hydrometeorological Institute of Odessa State Environmental University for Prospective Development of Climate Services in Ukraine” and Anna Timofeeva – on “System of hydrometeorological education and training in the Commonwealth of Independent States: current status and prospects”.