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Publish Date: 20 July 2015
The Third Pacific Meteorological Council opened in the Kingdom of Tonga today bringing together over 100 Pacific Met Directors, partners and stakeholders to strengthen the path ahead for Pacific Meteorology...
Publish Date: 16 July 2015
The Himawari-8 geostationary meteorological satellite managed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) began operation at 02 UTC on 7 July 2015, replacing the previous MTSAT-2 operational satellite. The true-color composite...
Publish Date: 10 August 2015
Information on recent earthquake activity in the eastern Reykjanes peninsula In recent weeks, increased seismic activity has been detected on the Reykjanes peninsula, including a M4 earthquake in late May...
Publish Date: 21 October 2015
WMO is participating in the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 16-18 October to draw attention to the urgent need for better weather and climate observations and services in...
Publish Date: 27 November 2015
Radio frequencies which are vital for weather forecasts, disaster warnings and climate monitoring will remain available to the meteorological community and protected from interference from other applications thanks to decisions taken by the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15). The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today welcomed the outcome of WRC-15, which revised and updated the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum. The month-long conference is sponsored by the International Telecommunications Union and takes place...
Publish Date: 22 December 2015
The WMO Secretariat thanks outgoing Secretary-General Michel Jarraud who stands down on 31 December 2015. He devoted more than 21 years to the organization, of which 12 were spent as Secretary-General. During Mr Jarraud's tenure, WMO increased its profile as the UN system's authoritative voice on weather, climate and water. Mr jarraud strengthened WMO's scientific and technical programmes, forged new strategic alliances and partnerships to build capacity and mobilize resources. He increased the transparency and effectiveness of the WMO Secretariat. He also oversaw major events such as the...
Publish Date: 17 November 2015
The first stone of a new headquarters for Haiti's national meteorological and hydrological service has been laid, as part of a WMO programme to improve weather and climate services and increase disaster resilience in the Caribbean nation. Full construction of the building, which will be resistant to earthquakes and hurricanes, is scheduled to begin in early January 2016 and be finished by September.