The Services Department (Director to be announced) includes the Climate Services, Disaster Risk Reduction and Public Services and the Sector Services Branch.
The Climate Services Branch includes four support units:
- Climate data monitoring and associated products for country-level and policy applications (Climate Monitoring and Policy Services Division)
- Operationalization of the climate services information system and climate prediction, sub regional scales in support of country level (Regional Climate Prediction Services Division)
- Products and services to support climate-sensitive decisions in agriculture, energy, health and other climate sensitive sectors (Applied Climate Services Division)
- Technical coordination of extra budgetary resources including in support of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) (Project Technical Coordination and GFCS support unit).
The Disaster Risk Reduction and Public Services Branch coordinates and support activities aimed at strengthening:
- National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) profiles in disaster risk reduction governance
- NMHS capacities in service delivery, with a focus on impact based forecasting and multi-hazard early warnings (including tropical cyclones) and support to humanitarian activities
- WMO partnerships and engagement in regional and global policy agendas.
The Sector Services Branch supports:
- High-quality, timely and cost-effective meteorological and climatological information and decision-support services to international civil aviation users worldwide (Services for Aviation Division)
- Members to provide authoritative and timely marine and coastal met-ocean products and decision support services to enhance the safety of life and property at sea while mitigating the damaging impact of hazardous weather events along the coasts (Marines Services Division)
- Hydrological forecasting, outlooks and early warning for droughts and floods, including flash floods, water resources assessment and management for planning and operating purposes aimed at the national, regional, transboundary and global levels (Hydrology and Water Resources Division).
Across these areas, the department also supports the development and operationalization of common attributes for product and service delivery, quality management standards and competencies, emerging services and applications, and regional and global partnerships in support of all of the above areas.