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Publish Date: 14 June 2019
The World Meteorological Congress has approved a package of sweeping reforms to embrace a more comprehensive Earth system approach, with a stronger focus on water resource s and the ocean, more coordinated climate activities and a more concerted effort to t ranslate science into services for society. It paved the way for greater engagement with the rapidly growing private sector and more structured collaboration with development agencies.
The Services Commission contributey to the development and implementation of globally harmonized weather, climate, water, ocean and environment related services and applications to enable informed decision making and realization of socioeconomic benefits by all user communities and society as a whole.
Publish Date: 14 June 2019
Saluted by a standing ovation, David Grimes of Canada wrapped up his second and final term today as the World Meteorological Organization’s President, after eight years that helped shape the future direction of the UN agency.
The Infrastructure Commission contributes to the development and implementation of globally coordinated systems for acquiring, processing, transmitting and disseminating Earth system observations, and related standards; coordination of the production and use of standardized analysis and model forecast fields; and development and implementation of sound data and information management practices for all WMO Programmes and their associated application and services areas.
Publish Date: 13 June 2019
The World Meteorological Organization’s ruling congress has backed a strategic shift to a more integrated “Earth system” approach that aims to break down barriers between different research fields, as well as approving plans to better connect science with services and policymaking.
The Research Board translates the strategic aims of WMO and decisions of Executive Council and Congress into overarching research priorities, and ensures the implementation and coordination of the research programmes to achieve these priorities in accordance with the purposes of Organization defined in Article 2(f) of the Convention.
The World Meteorological Congress is the supreme body of WMO. The Executive Council implements its decisions, while six Regional Associations are responsible for the coordination of meteorological, hydrological and related activities within their respective Regions. The structure of WMO is transitioning from eight to two Technical Commissions, following approval of a Constituent Bodies Governance Reform by the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress in June 2019.
Eight WMO Technical Commissions are transitioning to two Technical Commission following approval of a Constituent Bodies Governance Reform by the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (June 2019). The Executive Council (EC) Technical Coordination Committee (TCC) will act as a two-way interface between EC and the technical commissions, the Research Board, and other relevant bodies.