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

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The Societal and Economic Research Applications (SERA) Working Group of the WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) held the first Weather and Society Conference from 28 February to 11 March...

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The MINIMAX Competition, launched on 24 March at a special session of the 9th World Water Forum, is open to all initiatives that contribute to improving flood, drought and water resources...

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WMO organized a Kick-off Meeting for a global demonstration campaign on Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) in January that attracted 80 participants interested in taking part...

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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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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 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.

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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 –...