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Publish Date: 11 October 2019
Dramatic improvements in satellite technology, forecasts and early warnings have helped save hundreds of thousands of lives from tropical cyclones. But the increasing societal impacts as a result of sea level rise, more extreme weather and population shifts call for even more concerted disaster risk management in the future.
Publish Date: 31 October 2019
A High Mountain Summit has issued a Call for Action in the face of rapid melting of the Earth’s frozen peaks and the consequences for food, water and human security, as well as for ecosystems, the environment and economies.
Publish Date: 25 October 2019
WMO and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) held the first joint Symposium on Extreme Maritime Weather: Towards Safety of Life at Sea and a Sustainable Blue Economy
Publish Date: 24 October 2019
The World Meteorological Organization is calling on governments to protect radio frequencies allocated to Earth observation services which are vital for weather forecasts and long-term climate change monitoring. Decisions with major repercussions for Earth exploration, environmental monitoring and meteorological satellite operation will be made at the World Radiocommunication Conference from 28 October – 22 November 2019.
Publish Date: 28 October 2019
The world’s highest peaks, ranging from the Andes to the Alps and the Third Pole to the tropics, are being hit hard by climate change, and the impacts of this are cascading down to some of Earth’s most densely populated areas. The rapidly melting mountain glaciers serve as a source of freshwater for major rivers. Those rivers are vital for humans, ecosystems, agriculture, industry and serve as a means of transportation.
The 18th World Meteorological Congress in June endorsed an ambitious plan to advance the integration of weather, climate, water and environmental applications and services for health (Resolution 33), and work...
Publish Date: 23 October 2019
Mr Roy Mumu, Secretary for the Department of Transport officially launched the National Weather Service’s Strategic Plan (2019-2023). The launching event is part of the Second Workshop of the CREWS Papua New Guinea Project’s Stakeholders Consultation. The Strategic Plan is the first ever plan for the NWS. It is aligned with Department of Transport Mid-Term Plan 2 and the Government of PN Vision 2050 Statement Pillars of Development, the National Government Mid-Term Development Plan (2018-2022), and the Pacific Island Meteorological Strategy Plan (PIMS) 2017-2026). Mr Mumu congratulated the...
Publish Date: 18 October 2019
The World Meteorological Organization has opened its Regional Office for Africa in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a move marked by an official ceremony on 16 October with Secretary-General Petteri Taalas and the country’s Minister for Water, Irrigation and Energy , Seleshi Bekele.