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Despite the El Niño-induced drought, farmers in Indonesia have harvested impressive yields of rice as a result of Climate Field Schools organized by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) with support from WMO.
A workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) from 29 June to 2 July considered 22 algorithms using passive satellite imagery as part of a WMO Satellite-based Volcanic Ash Cloud Detection Intercomparison.
Many governments around the world are implementing contingency plans to limit the impact of the ongoing El Niño, the strongest since 1997-1998 and potentially among the four strongest events since 1950. WMO announced on 1 September that the El Niño is expected to peak sometime during October 2015 to January 2016. It is likely that surface water temperatures ...
The National Meteorological Service of Côte d’Ivoire will organize the Metagri Operational Project final technical workshop in Abidjan from 23 to 27 November. The Metagri Project covers 17 Western Africa Countries and, so far, has organized over 370 roving seminars, training around 15 000 farmers, fishermen, agricultural extension agents.
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.