World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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- Fax: +41 227308181
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WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that acts as the authoritative voice for weather, climate, water and related environmental issues, and disasters caused by hydrometeorological hazards. The hazards under its mandate include severe storms, tropical cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons), storm surges, floods, cold spells, heat waves, cold waves, droughts, volcanic ash transport, air pollution, sand and dust storms, among others. It also contributes with data, information products and services for the monitoring and prediction of forest fires, locust swarms, health epidemics, tsunami, among others.
Through the coordinated network of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of its 189 Members, WMO coordinates the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS), the WMO Information system (WIS) and the Global Data Processing and Forecasting System, providing a wide range of products and services based on observations, monitoring, hazard analysis and forecasting. Under the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), established by the Third World Climate Conference (WCC-3) to strengthen the provision and use of climate predictions, products and information worldwide, WMO will coordinate the network of Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMCs), Global Producing Centres for Long Range Forecasts (GPCs), Regional Climate Centres (RCCs), and Drought Monitoring Centres, which provide information products and services that will enable better management of the risks associated with climate variability and change at all levels, through development and incorporation of science based climate information and predictions into planning, policy and practice. In addition WMO is supported by the work of Technical Programmes, Technical Commissions and Regional Associations.