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Publish Date: 21 March 2016
The setting up of Regional Climate Centres networks for early warning systems to anticipate climate anomalies and associated extremes is a priority for WMO.
Publish Date: 21 March 2016
by WMO Secretariat 1 Due to human-induced climate change, the planet is undergoing many changes. “We have had years of record Arctic sea ice minimum. We have lost a massive...
The WMO Regional Training Centre (CIMH/WMO-RTC) in Barbados organized a group training course on Instrument Maintenance and Calibration at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) from 15 August...
Bulletin nº Vol 65 (2) - 2016
Theme: Education and training
Publish Date: 1 November 2016
High costs and relatively low usage are major concerns for operational meteorological satellite systems. In the early 1990s, Tillman Mohr, then Director General of the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), made a rough calculation that the operational cost of the constellation of meteorological satellites was in the order of US$ 2 million per day. However, a WMO survey conducted around the same time determined that many of its Members were not able to access and use satellite data and products in real time and were, thus, not able to reap the...
Publish Date: 22 August 2016
The African Drought Conference (ADC) on "Enhancing resilience to drought events on the African continent" concluded today in Windhoek, Namibia, after adopting the Windhoek Declaration. The conference built on COP-11 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, which was held in September 2013. It also served as a follow-up, in many ways, to the High-Level Meeting on National Drought Policies that WMO held in March 2013 in Geneva.
The African Drought Conference, “Enhancing resilience to drought events on the African continent” in Windhoek, Namibia, from 15 to 19 August, concluded by adopting the Windhoek Declaration. Building on the...
Publish Date: 25 August 2016
The Pacific Islands Education, Training and Research (PIETR) Panel commenced its one-day discussion on 24 August 2016 with the ultimate aim to improving education, training and research in the fields of meteorology, climatology, hydrology and related fields.
Publish Date: 24 August 2016
The Republic of Vanuatu has created its Framework for Climate Services, making it the first Pacific Island nation to reach this milestone. The successful provision of climate information and services is a challenge for many Pacific Island nations, which may be hindered by social, financial and infrastructure issues. Vanuatu faces such realities, compounded by resource constraints, significant geographic isolation between and within its more than 80 islands, and over 80% of its population living in rural areas.