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WMO

World Meteorological Organisation

www.wmo.ch


Type of Structure: organisation / agency
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: UN
Child Organisations: AMP, AREP, ETP, GAW, GCOS, GOOS, GTOS, HWRP, IPCC, TCP, TORPEX, WCP, WWRP, WWW
No more in operation: IGOS
Duration : 1951 to present
Contact Address: Ms. Gorre-Dale



holding an official function in WMO

General information and objectives

Aims:
To facilitate world wide cooperation in the establishment of networks of stations for the making of meteorological observations as well as hydrological and other geophysical observations related to meteorology.

To promote:
  • the establishment and maintenance of centres charged with the provision of meteorological and related services;
  • the establishment and maintenance of systems for the rapid exchange of meteorological and related information;
  • the standardisation of meteorological and related observations and ensure the uniform publication of observations and statistics;
  • further the applications of meteorology to aviation, shipping, water problems, agriculture and other human activities;
  • promote activities in operational hydrology and to further close cooperation between Meteorological and Hydrological Services; and
  • encourage research and training in meteorology and related fields and assist in coordinating international aspects of research and training.

    source:
    International Directory of Global Environmental Research (GER)
    Initiatives, Programmes and Organisations (Version 3, 1993)
    published by the UK Global Environmental Research (GER) Office

    For further details, link to the WMO Home Page

    Last update: 6/8/09
    Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2017)

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