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Publish Date: 7 April 2020
On World Health Day, WMO joins the global community in paying tribute to the work of all health professionals who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 response. WMO and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services support the work of WHO and national health authorities, which are the source of official information and advice on containing the Coronavirus pandemic at a time of global uncertainty.
Meteoterm is WMO terminology database. It contains specialized terminology in six languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. It includes the International Meteorological Vocabulary, the International Glossary of Hydrology and terms from related sciences that appear in WMO documents.
Start date27 April 2020
End date29 April 2020
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
This event will be held online through BlueJeans due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Start date2 December 2019
End date4 December 2019
Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
At the kind invitation of the Government of the United Kingdom, the Symposium on Impact-based Forecast and Warning Services (IBFWS) will be held at UK Met Office, Exeter, Devon, United...
The establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in March 1950, following the entry into force of its Convention, and the designation of WMO in 1951 as a specialized agency of the United Nations, heralded a new era for international cooperation in the field of meteorology, hydrology and related geophysical sciences.
Publish Date: 6 April 2020
New Swiss government funding will enable the World Meteorological Organization to provide United Nations agencies and humanitarian actors with new services for optimising emergency response, especially in the event of tropical cyclones or flooding in developing countries.
Over the last years, WMO, in cooperation with various partners, has been developing a new approach for greater engagement between the public, private and academic sectors operating in the global weather enterprise. In 2018 and 2019 – at the 70th Session of its Executive Council and the 18th Session of the World Meteorological Congress – WMO refined guidance and policies to encourage and enable Members to pursue mutually beneficial partnerships and engagement with all sectors and stakeholders in order to enhance weather, climate and water services for business, individuals and society as a...
WMO provides world leadership and expertise in international cooperation in the delivery and use of high-quality, authoritative weather, climate, hydrological and related environmental services by its Members, for the improvement of the well-being of societies of all nations.