Météo France, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC, Acclimate Project) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are organizing a sub-regional forum in Saint-Denis (La Reunion Island) on 1st and 2nd October, with a view to reaching a consensus on Summer 2012-2013 weather forecasting.
By better anticipating the meteorological events that may take place in the area in the three coming months, we can strengthen the IOC islands’ resilience. With this aim in view, this South West Indian Ocean Climate Outlook Forum (SWIOCOF) will convene meteorologists from IOC member states (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion Island/France, Seychelles), managers of climate risk-sensitive sectors (environment, fisheries, health, natural hazard prevention), and observers from surrounding countries (Tanzania, SADC, Sri Lanka, India). It is being preceded by a 24-28 September pre-forum for climatologists. >> More