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Publish Date: 2 March 2015
In 2015, the WMO Regional Meteorological Training Centres (RMTCs) that became the cornerstone of efforts to promote education and training, celebrate 50 years. How did they come to be and how have they evolved over the last decades? Most importantly, in the current environment of privatized meteorological service providers, do they remain pertinent?
Bulletin nº Vol 62 (Special Issue) - 2013
Publish Date: 1 June 2013
In 2009 when world leaders from 155 countries agreed to establish a Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), a challenge was launched to both the scientific community and the users of climate services to galvanize collaborative efforts to develop effective climate services in support of decision-making.
Bulletin nº Vol 62 (2) - 2013
Publish Date: 1 October 2013
by Markus Heene | The past two years have been marked by intensive efforts to complete the WMO Information System (WIS) and make it fully operational.
Bulletin nº Vol 62 (1) - 2013
Publish Date: 1 March 2013
Weather and climate know no national borders. The transformation of the International Meteorological Organization into the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950 was an essential response to the need to strengthen global cooperation in this scientific area. In 1960, the Executive Council of WMO established World Meteorological Day to build public awareness of the services provided by National Meteorological Services and WMO. These services involve the observation, collection, processing and dissemination of meteorological, hydrological and other related data and products. The 23rd of...
Bulletin nº Vol 59 (2) - 2010
Publish Date: 1 November 2010
by Andrew Thow Climate services are a key to supporting Haiti’s effort to rebuild its country, after the devastating earthquake early this year.
Bulletin nº Vol 59 (1) - 2010
Publish Date: 1 January 2010
With this year’s World Meteorological Day, WMO celebrates “60 years of service for your safety and well-being”. This issue of the Bulletin joins the celebration, taking a look at the...
Bulletin nº Vol 57 (4) - 2008
Publish Date: 1 October 2008
by Xu Tang Urbanization is growing rapidly worldwide. At present, 3.2 billion people live in cities, accounting for about 50 per cent of the total population. It is estimated that the number of people living in cities will increase to 5 billion in 2030, which will be about 61 per cent of the total population.
Theme: Environmental challenges
Publish Date: 3 March 2015
Fast-growing urbanisation, environmental deterioration and climate change are making individuals, organisations and businesses more vulnerable to meteorological and environmental hazards. Modern life requires detailed knowledge about our immediate personal environment – the climate and weather as well as the air, water and soil quality – at work, home or play, may we be indoors or out.
Publish Date: 1 July 2007
The International Conference on Secure and Sustainable Living: Social and Economic Benefi ts of Weather, Climate and Water Services, organized by WMO, was held in Madrid, Spain, from 19 to 22 March 2007, under the gracious patronage of HM Queen Sofía.
Publish Date: 1 July 2007
The importance of meteorological and hydrological expertise and services has been increasingly recognized in recent years. This has been due in part to the mediatization of high-impact weather and climate events, such as droughts, floods, storms, heat waves or extreme variability of weather conditions.