The Executive Council (EC) Technical Coordination Committee (TCC) will act as a two-way interface between EC and the technical commissions, the Research Board, and other relevant bodies.
Technical Commissions and Research Board
Technical Commissions and Research Board
Two Technical Commission and a Research Board were created by the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (June 2019) to replace the existing eight Commissions as part of a WMO Constituent Bodies Governance Reform.
Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems (Infrastructure Commission)
The Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems (Infrastructure Commission) contributes to the development and implementation of globally coordinated systems for acquiring, processing, transmitting and disseminating Earth system observations, and related standards; coordination of the production and use of standardized analysis and model forecast fields; and development and implementation of sound data and information management practices for all WMO Programmes and their associated application and services areas.
Commission for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental Services & Applications (Services Commission)
The Commission for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental Services & Applications (Services Commission) contributes to the development and implementation of globally harmonized weather, climate, water, ocean and environment related services and applications to enable informed decision making and realization of socioeconomic benefits by all user communities and society as a whole.
The Research Board on Weather, Climate, Water and the Environment (Research Board) translates the strategic aims of WMO and decisions of Executive Council and Congress into overarching research priorities, and ensures the implementation and coordination of the research programmes to achieve these priorities in accordance with the purposes of Organization defined in Article 2(f) of the Convention.
Technical Coordination Committee
The Technical Coordination Committee (TCC) acts as a two-way interface between the Executive Council and the technical bodies of the Organizations: technical commissions, the Research Board, and other relevant bodies. It ensures coordination between these bodies and provides the necessary analytical information to inform Executive Council decisions on technical matters. The Committee shall oversee the level of coordination between the technical bodies and the regional associations to ensure that the technical work of the Organization is properly guided by the needs and priorities identified by Members.
The Commission for Atmospheric Sciences supports research in atmospheric science through the Global Atmospheric Watch and World Weather Research Programmes in order to reduce and mitigate natural disasters, protect the environment and enhance understanding and response to environmental change.
The Commission for Basic Systems oversees the development, implementation and operation of integrated systems for observing, data processing, data communication and data management. It guides the work of the World Weather Watch, Public Weather Services and WMO Space Programmes.
The Commission for Climatology leads international technical activities under the World Climate Programme in view of applying climate information and knowledge to support sustainable socio-economic development and for environmental protection.
The Commission for Hydrology (CHy) addresses basic hydrological observation networks, water resources assessment, flood forecasting and warning, flood and drought management and adaptability to climate variability and change and promotes the exchange of technology and capacity building.
Established by the International Meteorological Organization, the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO) ensures the accuracy of weather observation by facilitating the creation of international standards and, thus, the compatibility of measurements.