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It is recognized that there is a need to better utilize and improve the monitoring of weather and climate extremes from space. Stakeholders to pursue this objective include satellite operators, WMO Regional Climate Centres (RCCs), National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and other relevant institutes. The pivotal role to be played by WMO was the reason to give visibility of the Space-based Weather and Climate Extremes Monitoring (SWCEM) to WMO members by the Resolution 6.1(5)/4 from the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) in June 2019.
The Scientific Advisory Panel shall draw up opinions and recommendations to Congress and to the Executive Council on matters concerning WMO research strategies and the optimal scientific directions to support the evolution of its mandate in weather, climate, water and related environmental and social sciences.
Publish Date: 15 December 2021
November 19 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Hydrometeorological Service of Ukraine. Over the century the hydrometeorological service of Ukraine has been constantly developing in accordance with the society’s needs and the requirements of its time, improving the observation networks and programs, increasing the efficiency of hydrometeorological services for users on all levels: government, economic sectors and the population. Read more in English and in Russian
Publish Date: 24 January 2022
Storm surge floods are one of the most catastrophic natural phenomena on Earth. They cause unimaginable financial and environmental damage worldwide every year, but above all, thousands of deaths. Although the Baltic Sea appears to be much less dynamic and dangerous than the North Sea or the Atlantic Ocean, historical documents and current observations confirm the devastating potential of the Baltic Sea. In 1983, a storm on the Vistula Lagoon flooded nearly 3,000 hectares of Nowakowska Island. In 2009, wind gusts in the peak of the storm surge flood reached 95 km/h. Today, we can react better...
The Services Commission contributes to the development and implementation of globally harmonized weather, climate, water, ocean and environment related services and applications to enable informed decision making and realization of socioeconomic benefits by all user communities and society as a whole.
The Research Board translates the strategic aims of WMO and decisions of Executive Council and Congress into overarching research priorities, and ensures the implementation and coordination of the research programmes to achieve these priorities in accordance with the purposes of Organization defined in Article 2(f) of the Convention.
Publish Date: 21 January 2022
Forecasts and warnings of sand and dust storms in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa are now more readily accessible thanks to a new website designed to meet growing user needs for more information on these major hazards which affect weather, climate, the environment, health and economies in many parts of the world
The main focus of the CIFDP is to facilitate the development of efficient forecasting and warning systems for coastal inundation based on robust science and observations.
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