New edition of WMO Guide on QMS published

16 January, 2018

The new 2017 edition of the Guide to the Implementation of Quality Management Systems for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and Other Relevant Service Providers (WMO-No. 1100) has been published in English language (link). Translation in to other official languages will follow soon.

The objective of this publication is to provide guidance to WMO Members on how to develop and implement a quality management system (QMS). It also provides the steps for transition from International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 9001:2008 (ISO, 2008) to standard ISO 9001:2015 (ISO, 2015c). It is especially focused on WMO Members National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs). However, it could be successfully utilized by other service providers, such as non-NMHS aeronautical meteorological service providers, and is also applicable to the management of relevant WMO programmes by WMO constituent bodies.

Sincere thanks are expressed to the lead authors, Mr Bryan Boase and Ms Helen Tseros, from the Bureau of Meteorology (Australia), for their dedication and leadership in many WMO quality management framework activities and for the high quality of this new edition of the Guide. The work of peer reviewers Mr Gerold Fletzer (Austrocontrol, Austria), Mr Boon-Leung Choy, Mr LapShun Lee and Mr Chi-Tai Shum (Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China) is also appreciated.