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The world we are living in is changing. Fundamental changes in the environment, an ever-growing global population, and rapid changes in technologies create new challenges and opportunities. 

High-impact weather, climate, water and environment events undermine the resilience of people and the infrastructures they are relying on. A coordinated research effort and new investments are required to build science for services through seamless prediction systems, benefiting from future infrastructures while nurturing scientific talents.

Data rescue and archives

Data repositories and archives play a critical role as the source for the observational data used in the study of weather and climate. After over two centuries of recording observations on physical media – and the last 20 years on digital media – these records are at risk.

Sand and Dust Storm Warnings

The WMO Sand and Dust Storm Project was initiated in 2004 and its Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS) was launched by the Fifteenth World Meteorological Congress in 2007.