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Many governments around the world are implementing contingency plans to limit the impact of the ongoing El Niño, the strongest since 1997-1998 and potentially among the four strongest events since 1950. WMO announced on 1 September that the El Niño is expected to peak sometime during October 2015 to January 2016. It is likely that surface water temperatures ...
The National Meteorological Service of Côte d’Ivoire will organize the Metagri Operational Project final technical workshop in Abidjan from 23 to 27 November. The Metagri Project covers 17 Western Africa Countries and, so far, has organized over 370 roving seminars, training around 15 000 farmers, fishermen, agricultural extension agents.
Despite the El Niño-induced drought, farmers in Indonesia have harvested impressive yields of rice as a result of Climate Field Schools organized by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) with support from WMO.
A workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) from 29 June to 2 July considered 22 algorithms using passive satellite imagery as part of a WMO Satellite-based Volcanic Ash Cloud Detection Intercomparison.
The Climate Risk & Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative launched new activities in the Pacific Islands in the last six months. Both Papua New Guinea and Fiji, islands already affected by the impacts of climate change, will be benefiting from early warning systems (EWS) being implemented for climate change mitigation and adaption.
The three-year Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture Project culminated with a Networking Conference on 4 and 5 February in Rome, hosted by the Italian National Research Council and the Italian Meteorological Service. Decision-makers and experts from 21 countries in West Africa used the opportunity to discuss project outcomes, examine continued needs and consider follow-up capacity development initiatives.