31 programmes match your search.
  • WMO Programmes

    The Severe Weather Forecasting Programme (SWFP) aims to strengthen the capacity of WMO Members to deliver improved forecasts and warnings of severe weather in order to save lives and livelihoods and protect property and infrastructure. Further, SWFP, in collaboration with Public Weather Services Programme (PWS), also focuses on developing capacity for impact-based forecasts and warning services for improved decision-making. Impact-based warnings provide information on what the weather will do in addition to what it will be - the potential...

  • GCOS
    Co-sponsored Programmes

    The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is a co-sponsored programme which regularly assesses the status of global climate observations and produces guidance for its improvement.  

    It is co-sponsored by the

    • World Meteorological Organization (WMO),

    • Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO),

    • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), and

    • International Science Council (ISC).

    GCOS expert panels maintain definitions of Essential Climate...

  • APFM
    Co-sponsored Programmes

    Floods are the most common natural hazards with the largest impacts on society. Although exceptionally devastating floods distort the trend, flood impact records show that the number of related fatalities is gradually decreasing thanks to, among others, better early warning systems; however, damages to land and property appear to be increasing due to insufficient prevention, economic growth and a lack of flood-sensitive land use planning. The Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) promotes an Integrated Flood Management approach...

  • IDMP
    Co-sponsored Programmes

    Whether due to natural climate variability or climate change, the likelihood of extreme weather conditions is increasing. The impacts include more frequent and severe droughts, which affect the lives of millions of people and cause great economic losses. The Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) provides advice and guidelines to communities, countries and regions affected by drought through the Integrated Drought Management HelpDesk.


  • LDC
    WMO Programmes

    Enabling the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to enhance both human and institutional capacities in order to eradicate poverty, achieve internationally agreed development goals and enable graduation from the Least Developed Countries category.

  • WMO Programmes

    Small Island Developing States and Member Island Territories are low-lying island nations that are highly vulnerable and often affected by weather extremes and climate change, including the increased severity of cyclones, storm surges, heavy rains, droughts, sea-level rise and ocean acidification. Investments in disaster risk reduction, including early warning systems and adaptation measures for critical sectors, are essential for building resilient communities and facilitating sustainable development. 

  • WMO Programmes

    Assisting in the capacity development of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) by improving human, technical and institutional capacities and infrastructure, particularly in developing, least developed and small island developing states and territories in order to enable them to deliver weather, climate and water-related services.

    WMO Programmes

    WIGOS provides the new overarching framework for all WMO observing systems and for WMO contributions to co-sponsored observing systems in support of all WMO activities.

  • GOOS
    Co-sponsored Programmes

    Providing observations, modelling and analysis of marine and ocean variables to support research, assessments and operational ocean services worldwide. 

  • WWRP
    WMO Programmes

    The WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) is advancing and promoting research activities on weather, its prediction and its impact on society. The improvements in science and operational predictions are driven by international cooperation, and in turn, international cooperation in weather science is a unique opportunity to drive sustainable development.

    As the science is advancing, critical questions are arising such as the potential sources of predictability on weekly, monthly and...