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WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud and the Permanent Representative of Mexico, Mr Adrián Vázquez, signed an agreement at WMO headquarters on 25 February which contributes to the National Meteorological Service of Mexico. In Mexico, it was signed by Mr José Luis Luege, Director-General of the National Water Commission of Mexico.
The largest coordinated research project ever undertaken into the Arctic and Antarctic regions yielded a treasure trove of information which will shape our understanding of the polar regions, global oceans, climate and climate change for decades ahead, according to a summary of the research released today.
Devastating climate and weather-related events recorded in recent years have captured public interest. This brochure provides a sample of extreme events for the past decade (2001-2010), including an A3 map, and reviews whether these extreme events are consistent with scientific assessments of climate.
A conference on the effectiveness and sustainability of investments in weather, climate and hydrological services was hosted at WMO headquarters in Geneva on 21 to 22 March in coordination with the World Bank and its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). The theme – Beyond business as usual – closing the capacity gap – attracted 80 representatives from national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHSs), multilateral development banks and financing and technical institutions.
The 5th session of the WMO/IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM-5), held in Geneva in October 2017, established a global network of National Marine Services Focal Points (here after referred to as Focal Points) with the aim of delivering improved marine services for shipping, fishing, recreational boating and coastal activities. This new network aligns with the WMO strategy to develop national capabilities and enhance Members’ status as the authoritative voice on services for mariners and coastal activities.