World Meteorological Congress elects President and Vice Presidents

World Meteorological Congress elects President and Vice Presidents

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25 May 2011

The World Meteorological Congress today elected Mr David Grimes of Canada as President of the World Meteorological Organization for a four year term in office. Mr Grimes is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada, and Permanent Representative of Canada to the WMO positions he has held since 2006.

Dr Antonio Divino Moura of Brazil was elected First Vice President; Prof. Mieczyslaw S. Ostojski of Poland Second Vice-President and Mr Abdalah Mokssit of Morocco Third Vice President.

The Sixteenth WMO Congress is meeting (16 May-3 June) to decide the strategic directions, priorities and budget of the Organization for the next four years.

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