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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...
WMO places particular emphasis on education and training to improve capacity overall in national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHSs). Its first Leadership and Management Programme for Senior Management, inaugurated in...
The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate spotlights the benefits of ambitious and effective adaptation for sustainable development and, conversely, the escalating costs and...
The policies and practices of radar maintenance have not been widely discussed in the international radar community. Thus, the members of the European radar project – Operational Programme for the Exchange of Weather Radar Information (OPERA) – have shared their experiences an article published in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).
The European Commission has issued a call for proposals for “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement.” This call falls under Horizon 2020, the largest European Union Research and Innovation programme with close to €80 billion in funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020).
MeteoSwiss and the University of Bern co-convened a session at the 4th International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD) from 5 to 8 September to exchange experiences on how to enhance climate resilience of for the poorest in our societies who are often unprepared for and have limited possibilities to cope with the impacts of climate change and variability. Such climate services could also provide financial benefits to the stakeholders in question. A study within the Climandes project, which is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), demonstrated that...
The Islamic Republic of Iran Meteorological Organization (IRIMO) initiated a comprehensive climate information services project in 2104 called TAHAK, which focuses on farming communities. The project aimed to minimize quantitative and qualitative losses of agricultural products, to reduce damages due to weather and climate hazards, to fill gaps in information systems, and save time, energy and financial resources. TAHAK was implemented using the WMO Strategy for Service Delivery.
WMO and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) established a new Working Arrangement on the Operation of the Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR) Programme in July. It commits the two organizations to develop a business case and framework for future collaboration on the operation, expansion and enhancement of AMDAR.