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The objective of the WMO reform is to increase the Organization’s effectiveness and efficiency, and to better engage Members and experts.
Architects Rino Brodbeck and Jacques Roulet submitted the ‘Chic Planète’ project to the WMO competition for the design of a new Headquarters in 1993. They were constrained by budgets, geography – the site is a narrow strip bound by roads and a railway between existing buildings – and the need for an efficient, energy-saving work environment that catered to the needs of its staff.
Start date25 March 2019
End date29 March 2019
Location: Singapore, Singapore
The Second Workshop on ASEAN Regional Climate Data, Analysis and Projections (ARCDAP-2) was held in Singapore from 25th to 29th March 2019. The five-day capability building, knowledge sharing, and data...
Start date2 August 2019
End date6 August 2019
Location: Apia, Somoa
Congress also endorsed a package of measures to strengthen early warnings against hazards like floods and tropical cyclones, and to ensure that these become part and parcel of humanitarian operations. It decided to spur work on a Global Multi-hazard Alert System that would pool information from national and regional systems that already exist, or are being planned.
Congress also approved a new collaborative framework on the ocean to streamline and enhance WMO ocean activities, boost inter-agency coordination and cooperation, and contribute to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which runs from 2021 to 2030.
Paving the way for a radical overhaul of the international exchange of observational data which underpin all weather, climate and water services and products, Congress approved the establishment of a Global Basic Observing Network (GBON).