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The SEE-MHEWS-A project will benefit the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of WMO Members from the region - that is Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. The Project Steering Committee, composed of the Directors of the NMHSs of the WMO Member States listed above, will manage the advisory system developed under the project.
The WMO grant of EUR 5.5 million supports ACP regional partners to improve the climate services value chain in five priority sectors: agriculture, disaster risk reduction, energy, health, and water...
The main focus of the CIFDP is to facilitate the development of efficient forecasting and warning systems for coastal inundation based on robust science and observations.
Flash floods are among the world’s deadliest natural disasters with more than 5 000 lives lost annually. Their social, economic and environmental impacts are significant. Accounting for approximately 85% of...
Meteoworld : September 2020
In mid-2018, WMO Members were invited to participate in the trial phase for the monthly reporting of daily climate data (DAYCLI) via the WMO Global Telecommunication System (GTS). Some 20 Members volunteered, and the trial started in January 2019.
The WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Cities held a series of user-oriented webinars in May, during the corona virus lockdown, for cities committed to a healthy urban life. The World Wildlife Fund Cities hosts the One Planet City Challenge, a friendly competition to mobilize cities to deliver on the Paris Agreement.
In response to the COVID-19 lockdown, which did not permit gatherings, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly launched Sharing Geoscience Online. Over 26 000 geoscientists came together in 721 live text chats where over 200 000 messages were posted during the event. Among the many contributions by WMO, the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) organized one of the live sessions: a Great Debate where panellists were asked “Are forests a solution to climate change?”
In December 2019, WMO issued a third call for nominations for recognition as Centennial Observing Stations and has since received the candidature of 119 stations from 30 Members. The list includes some notable candidates and the Advisory Board for Recognition of Long-term Observing Stations will give them further consideration even though they do not fully meet all recognition criteria.
Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, having recently completed assessments of their early warning systems, agreed in February, together with other countries and regional organizations, to move forward with the establishment of a Southeast Asia-wide framework for meteorological and hydrological disaster risk reduction and capacity development.
A new online WMO Course on Education and Training Innovations was launched on 25 May and is scheduled to run until 30 July 2020. It comes at an opportune time during the global COVID-19 quarantine. This course offers a new way of learning and is based on an upcoming publication, WMO Global Campus Innovations .