WMO Plans to boost Aeronautical Meteorology Services

WMO Plans to boost Aeronautical Meteorology Services



3 June 2011

Geneva, 2 June 2011 (WMO) - The World Meteorological Organization plans to boost its aeronautical meteorological activities given their importance to safe, regular and efficient air navigation.

The World Meteorological Congress today decided to make the Aeronautical Meteorology Programme a high-priority programme that should be suitably resourced to help its Members meet the increasing needs of the aviation sector.

The recent eruptions of the Eyjafjallajkull and Grmsvtn volcanoes in Iceland served as a reminder of the importance of aeronautical meteorology in predicting and projecting the spread of the volcanic ash cloud, and providing authoritative information to civil aviation authorities to help inform their decisions, said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.

Press release

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