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The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) Broadcast System for Meteorological Data (CMACast) and Meteorological Information Comprehensive Analysis and Process System (MICAPS) served as the main weather forecast platform for the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) of Nepal within the first 24 hours of the earthquake, when local Internet failed.
A team of experts from WMO and the Meteorological Services of Romania and Turkey visited the Republic of Georgia from 21 to 25 April to review the status of their agrometeorological service and develop recommendations.
For the second year in a row, WMO and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with support from the United Nations Foundation, have organized a workshop on climate science within the framework of the annual International Weather and Climate Forum.
The World Meteorological Congress endorsed an ambitious global initiative that will help all communities, especially the most vulnerable, to cope with the impact of climate change, reduce natural disaster risks, and safeguard food production, water supplies and health.
WMO contributed significantly to the Third Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place from 8 to 13 May in Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN-ISDR) under the theme "Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow: Increase investments in local action,” the forum gathered over 2600 high-level officials and experts from governments, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, civil society and the private sector.
The Fourth Edition of the training course on the use of satellite products in agrometeorology was held from 23 to 27 March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.