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The WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate 2018 report was launched on 28 March at a joint press conference with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, United Nations General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés and WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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A webinar on Mainstreaming Gender into End-2-End-Early Warning System (EWS) for Flood Forecasting and Integrated Flood Management (IFM) was jointly organized by WMO, the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and Water Youth Network (WYN) on 8 March to mark International Women’s Day 2022. A panel of experts on gender mainstreaming and advocacy discussed the related issues, needs and vulnerabilities in view of the outcomes of earlier workshops...

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Guidelines on Seasonal Hydrological Prediction (SHP)

The new WMO Guidelines on Seasonal Hydrological Prediction (WMO-No. 1274) targets demand from a range of users at the global, regional and sub-regional levels for seasonal products and services...

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The WMO Marine Services Division and the Education and Training Office have developed a blended – online and face-to-face – WMO Marine Services Course to strengthen the capacity of Members in that area. The Course emphasizes the value of providing client-oriented services, including impact-based forecasting services, and of incorporating multi-hazard early warning services (MHEWS) into operations. The online (Phase I) of the Course has been carried since 2019, strengthening regional...

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The first learning resources of a Training Package aimed at strengthening the delivery of global and regional climate services is now available online in English to all WMO Members. The Training Package is being developed with support from the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) to assist in closing the gaps in the ability of WMO Members to deliver climate services.

Communities around the world have always faced climate variability...

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The first meeting of the Expert Team on Marine and Oceanographic Services (Marine Expert Team) of WMO Regional Association IV (RA IV, North America, Central America and the Caribbean) on 4 March discussed the improvement of marine services in Small-Island Developing States (SIDS). The participants proposed various activities to address gaps and aim to draft an annual plan to improve marine services in the region.

The Intergovernmental Panel on...

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The WMO Fast-Track initiative to implement the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is yielding quick result. Since it launch in 2021, 18 countries in Africa have come on board and WMO is looking to expand the initiative to other regions.

The CAP standard is an essential element for communicating key facts about any kind of emergency over all available media. CAP warning messages focus on the type of event, urgency, severity –...

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The WMO online Training Workshop on Severe Weather and Impact-based Warning Services for the South and Southeast Asia sub-regions from 28 February to 10 March addressed capacity needs for operational forecasters. It aimed to enhance their skills in nowcasting, in the...

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The first meeting of the Community of Practice on Strategic Planning for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs)...

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WMO, together with the World Bank and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), will implement a new CREWS Initiative project that will benefit NMHSs  and WMO-accredited Regional Centres in the Central Africa region. The project is a follow-up action from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Hydromet Forum held on 4-6 May 2021.

The Central African...