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Coordinating the activities of Members related to the space-based observing system component of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System to ensure sustained and interoperable satellite observations and to promote their applications.
Start date1 June 2003
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges to human society in contemporary times. Statistics show that the last decades have already seen a sharp rise in economic, social and...
Publish Date: 13 March 2019
As the recognition of the dependence between climate change and variability and human welfare grows, climate action continues gaining importance on the global development agenda
Publish Date: 12 September 2017
African leaders are coming together this week for action on modernizing weather and climate services, which inextricably link the Continent’s development, climate, and resilience agendas. Weather and climate drive nine out of ten disasters in Africa, threatening Africa’s hard-won development gains. Floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, and landslides continue to cause heavy damage and losses to livelihoods. Over the last two decades, these disasters have cost the continent US$10 billion dollars. Given the increasing climate variability, these disasters are projected to increase in frequency...
Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction project Many management decisions, for example in the context of agriculture, have to be taken on sub-monthly scales – a time scale that lies between the well-established and...
Publish Date: 8 June 2018
The space-based observing system is making essential contributions to the generation of weather, water and climate-related products and services and helps support policy- and decision making. The number of operational satellites that are part of this space-based observing system and their capabilities is growing, and a considerable number of satellites with new capabilities that are presently in the planning stage will soon join the system.
Publish Date: 31 May 2018
GENEVA, 31 May 2018 - In the face of growing health impacts from extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to step up joint action to tackle environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million premature deaths every year.
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, signed in 1987, has been successful in that the amount of chlorofluorocarbons is now slowly diminishing. A common misunderstanding, however, is the belief that the ozone problem has been solved and the ozone layer is back to its original state.
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
By WMO Secretariat 1 The 2014 Ozone Assessment provides the latest update of the current state of the ozone layer and makes predictions on when the ozone layer will return...
Bulletin nº Vol 63 (2) - 2014
Publish Date: 3 November 2014
Seven new generation geostationary satellites will be launched into positions over the equator within the next five years. These launches will drastically change the Space Component of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services are challenged to prepare for the advanced capabilities the satellites will offer. The imager capabilities, sampling rate, spectral resolution and spectral channels, of this new generation of satellites will drastically increase data rates – by an order of up to 100. All National Meteorological Hydrological...