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23 - 2Dec - Jan

The Secretariat is closed from the evening of 22 December 2017 to 1 January 2018 inclusively.

7 - 9Feb

The RA VI meets once every four years, when it elects a president and a vice-president.

Data rescue and archives

Data repositories and archives play a critical role as the source for the observational data used in the study of weather and climate. After over two centuries of recording observations on physical media – and the last 20 years on digital media – these records are at risk.

Sand and Dust Storm Warnings

The WMO Sand and Dust Storm Project was initiated in 2004 and its Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS) was launched by the Fifteenth World Meteorological Congress in 2007.