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WMO is part of two multi-disciplinary consortia for research projects to increase coastal resilience : Preparing for Extreme And Rare Events in Coastal Regions (PEARL) , and Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts – toolKIT (RISK-KIT).
2014 promises to be a busy year for WMO and the meteorological, climatologic and hydrologic community with several important conferences and events planned.
SPICE (Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment) is a WMO/CIMO multi-sites intercomparison of instruments and systems of observation for the measurement of solid precipitation. One of the main objectives is the assessment of a wide range of instruments under various climates. For that purpose, around 20 sites worldwide are equipped and configured according to standards defined within the project, in order to allow comparison between the sites. The experiment started in October 2013 and is meant to last over two winter seasons.
The International Council for Science (ICSU), on behalf of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, has released a call for full proposals to host the permanent secretariat of Future Earth.
The governments and civil society partners in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu will work with WMO to develop a potential Green Climate Fund (GCF) project that...
At the beginning of the year, the Government of Canada, through Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), granted 10 million Canadian dollars (US$ 7.5 million) for Building Resilience to High-Impact Hydrometeorological Events through the Strengthening of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Southeast Asia . While the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative’s multi-donor trust fund provided US$2.5 million for Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological and Early Warning Systems in the Pacific . With these funds, WMO and its...
In August, WMO opened a new office for the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore aimed at improving coordination and strengthening meteorological services for rapidly evolving economic sectors such as air and marine transport. Hosted by the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), the new Office will serve as the nerve centre for WMO programmes in the region.