Our story began to be conceived in 1999, when we accepted the challenge of organizing - and organized - the 5th International Conference on Computer-Aided Learning and Distance Learning in Meteorology (CALMET V), held from 9 to 13 July, 2001 at Recife (Pernambuco/Brazil).
During the 44th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 17 to 20 October, the IPCC agreed on the outline of two new reports that will help governments implement the Paris Agreement on climate change.
A panel of judges from the industry and WMO selected Dr Denis Kiselev, co-founder of Plair SA, as winner of the 2016 Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry (HMEI) Award for Young Engineers. He won the award for his work in the field of hydrometeorological and other environmental systems and services development in HMEI member companies.
Climate change projections show us a future where temperatures and variability in precipitation are likely to be higher, resulting in more extreme events such as floods and droughts. This poses immense challenges to the agricultural sector, which will need to adapt their practices to climate extremes.
The Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 5 to 18 November, focused on the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Countries pledged to accelerate global climate action across a broad range of areas and set a deadline of 2018 to complete the rulebook for operationalizing the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November.
Homeward Bound is a groundbreaking leadership, strategic and science initiative for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. The initiative, turned global movement, aims to heighten the influence and impact of women with a science background on policy and decision-making as it shapes our planet.
This initiative is in line with the WMO Gender Action Plan's aim to enhance the visibility of female role models in order to motivate youth,...
WMO fellow, Nguyen Thanh Tung, a forecaster from Vietnam’s National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, began a 12-month WMO-sponsored placement in October at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). During his time at ECMWF, Mr Tung will work with ECMWF analysts, and special emphasis will be placed on evaluating the forecasts and products provided through the WMO Severe Weather Forecast Demonstration Project (SWFDP).He will also investigate and document biases...
The Technical Conference of the WMO Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations (CIMO) in Madrid, Spain, from 27 to 30 September, carried the theme “Ensuring sustained high-quality meteorological observations from sea, land and upper atmosphere in a changing world”.
The WMO Regional Training Centre (CIMH/WMO-RTC) in Barbados organized a group training course on Instrument Maintenance and Calibration at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) from 15 August to 9 September. The course provided participants with knowledge and practical skills in the science of measurement as well as on the maintenance and calibration of meteorological instruments.
From 2014 to 2016, 25 instrument technicians from 16 countries/states in the...