Abdalah Mokssit was elected Third Vice-President of the World Meteorological Organization by the Sixteenth World Meteorological Congress in 2011 for a four-year term beginning immediately after the closure of the Congress.
Abdalah Mokssit is Director of the National Meteorological Service of Morocco and Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group I, which assesses the physical scientific aspects of the climate system and climate change. He is a prominent member of several WMO commissions including the Commission on Climatology and the Commission for Basic Systems.
He has been active in international cooperation with regional and international centres such as the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts and the Aladin Consortium, a European group of countries working on numerical weather prediction. He is a contributor to the Nobel Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Albert Gore.
At the National Meteorological Service of Morocco, he has focused on upgrading forecasting, from nowcasting to long-range forecasting; improving warning and crisis management for extreme events; and on generating regional models of climate change scenarios, climate change sector impact studies and services for end users. He is also a member of the National Economic and Social Council of Morocco.
Abdalah Mokssit received his civil engineering degree from the National School of Meteorology of Toulouse, France, as well a degree in telematics and information systems from Supélec, a French engineering institute. He also has a management diploma from the Ministry of Public Works, Morocco.