The Finnish Meteorological Institute helps Sudan to produce better weather and climate services

The Finnish Meteorological Institute helps Sudan to produce better weather and climate services

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6 March 2012
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Working in cooperation with the Sudan Meteorological Authority (SMA), the Finnish Meteorological Institute launched a project funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The aim of the cooperation is to develop the SMA’s organisation and human resources so that the SMA can produce and convey more advanced weather and climate services for various sectors of society. The project also [Photo: Alessandro Chiariello] supports the ongoing large investment project for modernising the observation network in Sudan. As part of the project, the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s experts train their Sudanese colleagues, for instance, how to operate and service modern weather observation instruments and how to utilise the data obtained for supplying society with increasingly better products and services.

The project also includes a separate segment of assistance to South Sudan, which is helped to develop an independent weather service.

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