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Starting from 2014, several important events organized or supported by WMO in cooperation with various partners, traced a new approach towards an extended engagement between the public, private and academic sectors in the context of the global weather enterprise. The 70th Session of the Executive Council (June 2018) and the 18th World Meteorological Congress (June 2019) have develop further the guidance and policies needed by Members to strongly encourage and enable mutually beneficial partnerships and engagement between all sectors and stakeholders bringing tangible benefits to industries,...
The World Meteorological Congress is the supreme body of WMO. The Executive Council implements its decisions, while six Regional Associations are responsible for the coordination of meteorological, hydrological and related activities within their respective Regions. The structure of WMO is transitioning from eight to two Technical Commissions, following approval of a Constituent Bodies Governance Reform by the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress in June 2019.
The 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 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.
The WMO Reform package approved by the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress in June 2019 supports the science to services process and integrates observations in an Earth system approach to produce a wide range of multihazard weather, climate, water and ocean services. In so doing, it broadens the opportunities for the whole WMO community and individual experts from the public, private and academic sector to contribute to the work of the Organization.