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In the last few years, WMO, in cooperation with various partners, has been tracing a new approach towards an extended engagement between the public, private and academic sectors in the context of the global weather enterprise. In 2018 and 2019 - at the 70th Session of its Executive Council and the 18th Session of the World Meteorological Congress - WMO further developed guidance and policies for Members to strongly encourage and enable mutually beneficial partnerships and engagement between all sectors and stakeholders in order to bring tangible benefits for business, individuals and society...
The Earth system is undergoing changes, with profound effects on the life it sustains. Subsequently the global agenda – the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction – reflects a strong focus on both immediate and long-term risks related to extreme weather, climate and water. The weight of responsibility is on the global meteorological, climatological and hydrological communities to embrace new ways of partnership and collaboration for a rapid advancement of science and service capabilities as a response to...
Start date29 March 2020
End date2 April 2020
Location: Oman, Muscat
Relevant Information: IBFWS Information Note for participants.pdf
“We venture by the present circular to invite the heads of Meteorological Institutes, the Meteorological and other Learned Societies, as well as private scientific men and practical observers in the...
WMO publishes policy documents, technical regulations with annexes and guides for the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of Members.
Publish Date: 18 February 2020
Unusual weather and climate conditions, including widespread and heavy rains since October 2019, have contributed to a serious and widespread Desert locust outbreak, which threatening rural food security across East Africa.
Date19 February 2020
Location: WMO, Geneva, Switzerland
The Swiss Confederation, in cooperation with the United Nations, is organizing the United Nations World Data Forum 2020 (UNWDF) in Bern from 18 to 21 October 2020. The Forum seeks...
Publish Date: 14 February 2020
The Argentine research base, Esperanza, on the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula, set a new record temperature of 18.3°C on 6 February, beating the former record of 17.5°C on 24 March 2015, according to Argentina’s national meteorological service (SMN).
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...