WMO Public-Private Engagement Email Campaign Archive
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Official Guidelines for Public-private Engagement in all WMO official languages: English, French, Spanish, and more languages are coming soon.
(approved by the 72th Session of the Executive Council, and published in March 2021).
The Guidelines are aimed to inform and facilitate global, regional and national actions by the WMO and its Members towards proactive engagement between the public, private and academic sectors, and all stakeholders, which would result in better service to their governments, economy and citizens. The Guidelines outline and promote principles aimed at maximizing the benefits of an inclusive weather enterprise approach
Approved draft resolution 5.2/1 on Guidelines for Public-private Engagement (edition 2020), this Guidelines will be published in all WMO official languages.
(approved by the 72th Session of the Executive Council, 28 September to 2 October 2020).
WMO Policy Framework for Public-Private Engagement (approved by the 70th Session of the Executive Council).
Note: pending review of the update to 72nd session of the Executive Council, 2020)
Geneva Declaration – 2019: Building Community for Weather, Climate and Water Actions is available in Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
NEWS: Geneva Declaration is now available in WMO Library in English, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.
WMO environment on data exchange and technology transfer.
Other relevant policy/regulatory documents: Exchanging meteorological data, Exchanging hydrological data and information and Global Framework for Climate Services
Joint Statement of High-Level Roundtable (also part of the WMO report of the High-Level Roundtable on PPE, below)
WMO Open Consultative Platform White Paper #1 - Future of weather and climate forecasting: Part I - White Paper #1 , Part II - Compilation of the PPE WP1 (WMO- No. 1263, 2021). Press release on 1 April 2021
The demand for weather and climate forecast information in support of critical decision-making has grown rapidly during the last decade, and will grow even faster in the coming years. Great advances have been made in the utilization of predictions in many areas of human activities. Nevertheless, further improvements in accuracy and precision, higher spatial and temporal resolution, and better description of uncertainty are needed for realizing the full potential of forecasts as enablers of a new level of weather and climate-informed decision-making.
WMO Anniversaries – Dates and Facts (Dimitar Ivanov, WMO Bulletin Vol. 69/2, 2020)
Origin, Impact and Aftermath of WMO Resolution 40 (John Zillman, WMO Bulletin 68(2), 2019)
Weather and Climate Services: An Increasing Range of Choice for the Public and Private Sector (Adriaan Perrels, WMO Bulletin 68(2), 2019)
WMO Report of the High-Level Round Table on PPE (June 2019, Geneva, Switzerland)
Summary of WMO Questionnaire on Status of Public-Private Engagement in WMO Member (2018)
68th Session of WMO Executive Council: Summary of the Special Dialogue on Public-Private Partnership (June 2016, Geneva, Switzerland)
WMO World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC): Report of the Special Joint Panel on the Future of the Weather Enterprise (August 2014, Montreal, Canada)
Partnership between Private and Public Sectors in Service Delivery (Neil Gordon, WMO Bulletin 57 (4) - 2008)
21 April 2021
OCP Innovation Webinar - Microsoft and the UN Sustainable Development Goals | information page | recording
The WMO Open Consultative Platform (OCP) "Partnership and Innovation for the Next Generation of Weather and Climate Intelligence" is a place for sharing information and knowledge between the public and private sector, and for promoting collaboration in addressing global societal challenges. We are pleased to announce an Innovation Webinar with the kind support from Microsoft on the theme: "Microsoft and the UN Sustainable Development Goals – A deep dive into digital technologies and innovations to accelerate climate, water and weather goals."
21 January 2021
GWF Online Forum 1: Legislative Frameworks that Enable Public-Private Engagement | information page | presentation | Q&A | recording
The Online Forum was moderated by Dimitar Ivanov (the Director of Public-Private Engagement at the World Meteorological Organization), and the panellists include: Tatsuya Kimura, Seconded Expert to WMO/PPE; Ian Lisk, President of WMO Services Commission; Stella M.O. Aura, Director of Kenya Meteorological Department; Dennis Schulze, Managing Director of MeteoIQ GmbH; Jonathan Porter, Vice President, Business Services & General Manager of AccuWeather For Business; and Steve Hodgson, Environmental Lawyer, Belgium
8 October 2020
IFMS Webinar on WMO’s Open Consultative Platform | information page | presentation 1, 2 | Q&A | recording
Dimitar Ivanov, (Director, Public-Private Engagement Office (PPEO) of WMO), and Tatsuya Kimura (Seconded Expert). The webinar was moderated by Dr John L.(Jack) Hayes, AMS.
3 July 2020
Innovation in PPE - Public Goods in Weather and Climate | information page | presentation | summary | recording
Drs Adriaan Perrels (Finnish Meteorological Institute) and Gerald van der Grijn (DTN)
7 April 2020
Multi-hazards early warning system in the Pacific | information page | presentation | summary | recording
Dr. Bapon Fakhruddin, Technical Director, Tonkin + Taylor International
27 February 2020
Integrating Technology-Driven Solutions to Improve The Production and Utilization of Weather Products and Services in Africa | information page | presentation
Dr. Georgina Campbell Flatter, Director, climacell.org
WMO & HMEI Information Day (10 March 2021): A WMO/HMEI joint event to improve the industry stakeholders' awareness about the the structures working procedures, plans and priorities of WMO's new technical bodies, as well as the Organization's policy and actions to engage better the private sector.
WMO Data Conference - Workshop on Theme 2: "Business models and data policy issues" (7 October 2020): presentations and discussions covered the evolution of the business models for the generation and exchange of Earth System data and information, and how these models are affected by the data policy.
WMO International Weather Apps Awards (30 September 2020): The awards will underscore the importance of sharing know-how and innovation in providing services to society, through identifying and recognising high standards and good practices for weather apps.
World Meteorological Center Beijing (WMC-BJ) (20 May 2020): WMC-BJ provides services for Bangladesh to deal with very severe cyclonic storm AMPHAN through geostationary meteorological satellite Fengyun-4A and the ground application system
Business of Weather Podcast: The WMO encourages collaboration between the public & private sectors - interview with Dimitar Ivanov (April 2020)
Nature News (14 April 2020): How COVID-19 could ruin weather forecasts and climate records
WMO News: Partnerships help meet challenge of change (7 June 2019)
WMO News: Public-private sector link vital for weather forecasting (6 June 2019)
Hydromet AFRICA Virtual 2020: Development of capacity in the African Regional Weather Enterprise (ARWE) (13, 15 and 16 October 2020)
IFMS Webinar on WMO’s Open Consultative Platform (8 October 2020)
Blueprint for Digital Advisory Services (DAS) for smallholder farmers (World Business Council for Sustainable Development; 7 July 2020)
Public-Private Engagement session at the first African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC; October 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Global Weather Enterprise Conference (October 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Tonkin + Taylor, New Zealand (12 May 2020): Are we there yet? The transition from response to recovery for the COVID-19 pandemic
ClimaCell (28 April 2020): 5 Major Takeaways From The Climate Change AI Global Summit
PV Magazine (27 April 2020): Tackling climate change with machine learning - opportunities for public-private partnerships
Group on Earth Observations (April 2020): A list of community projects that GEO Community Response to COVID-19
AMS Council (9 April 2020): Tornado Sheltering Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Climate Home News (7 April 2020): Coronavirus lockdown gives a boost to citizen science projects
Copernicus Climate Change Service news (1 April 2020): C3S helps health experts explore how temperature and humidity affect virus spread
ECMWF (24 March 2020): Drop in aircraft observations could have impact on weather forecasts