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Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS) hosted an instrument maintenance and calibration training course from 21 November to 1 December 2016, attended by 13 experts from 11 Pacific island states.
The Afghanistan Meteorological Department (AMD) has reconnected with the world in a move that will help to improve the country’s hydrometeorological hazard early warning systems.
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) has noticed an increase in regional reporting on its climate products and services since launching media workshops at its Barbados headquarters in 2015.
WMO organized or co-organized eight different events and presented a statement at the key Plenary meeting of the 3rd United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, from 17–20 October 2016.
The governments and civil society partners in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu will work with WMO to develop a potential Green Climate Fund (GCF) project that...
At the beginning of the year, the Government of Canada, through Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), granted 10 million Canadian dollars (US$ 7.5 million) for Building Resilience to High-Impact Hydrometeorological Events through the Strengthening of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Southeast Asia . While the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative’s multi-donor trust fund provided US$2.5 million for Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological and Early Warning Systems in the Pacific . With these funds, WMO and its...
In August, WMO opened a new office for the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore aimed at improving coordination and strengthening meteorological services for rapidly evolving economic sectors such as air and marine transport. Hosted by the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), the new Office will serve as the nerve centre for WMO programmes in the region.