New Cooperation Agreement between WMO and CERN

New Cooperation Agreement between WMO and CERN



27 August 2010

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has signed a cooperation agreement with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to promote the sharing of information and knowledge in information technologies.

The agreement was signed by WMO Secretary-General Mr Michel Jarraud and CERN Director-General Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer 26 August. It is one of a series of contractual cooperation accords signed between CERN and international organizations and is in line with WMO’s policy to foster global scientific and technical cooperation.

Areas of potential collaboration include: high bandwidth capacity networks for exchange of observations and information; collaborative on-line software tools for data and information analysis; management of mass data and storage systems; and capacity building and e-education tools, especially in developing nations.

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