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Technical commissions

The eight technical commissions are composed of experts designated by Members and are responsible for studying meteorological and hydrological operational systems, applications and research. They establish methodology and procedures and make recommendations to the Executive Council and the Congress. The technical commissions usually meet once every four years, when they elect a President and Vice-President. The Commission for Basic Systems holds an extraordinary session in between.


Meetings of Presidents of technical commissions

Meetings of Presidents of technical commissions are organized on an annual basis and are chaired in rotation by the Vice-Presidents of WMO.

  (Updated 08/2016 )

Presidents and Vice-Presidents


      Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology - CAeM  
       President: Mr Chi-ming SHUN - Hong Kong, China
       Vice-President: Mr Ian LISK - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

      Commission for Agricultural Meteorology - CAgM  
       President: Dr LEE Byong-lyol - Republic of Korea
       Vice-President: Dr Federica ROSSI (Mrs) - Italy

      Commission for Atmospheric Sciences - CAS  
       President: Professor Dr Oystein HOV - Norway
       Vice-President: Dr Jae-cheol NAM - Republic of Korea

      Commission for Basic Systems - CBS  
       President: Mr Frederick R. BRANSKI - United States of America
       Vice-President: Dr Sue L. BARRELL (Ms) - Australia

      Commission for Climatology - CCl  
       President: Dr Thomas C. PETERSON - United States of America
       Vice-President: Ms B├írbara D. TAPIA - Chile

      Commission for Hydrology - CHy  
       President: Dr Harry F. LINS - United States of America
       Vice-President: Prof. LIU Zhiyu - China

      Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation - CIMO  
       President: Prof. Bertrand CALPINI - Switzerland
       Vice-President: Mr Bruce Ward FORGAN - Australia

      Joint WMO-IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology - JCOMM  
       Co-President: Prof. Nadia PINARDI (Ms) - Italy
       Co-President: Mr Johan STANDER - South Africa




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