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Ms Vida Auguliene elected as Vice-President of WMO Regional Association VI (Europe)

In June 2011, WMO 16th Congress elected Prof Ostojski, the PR of Poland with WMO as the second Vice-President of WMO. Thus, he had to leave his position as Vice-President of RA VI.
During September-October a voting by correspondence has been carried out for the position of Vice-President of RA VI. The PR of Lithuania, Ms Vida Augulienė received the magority of the votes and has been elected as the new Vice-President of the Association.

Ms Vida Augulienė was born in Anykščiai in northeast Lithuania. During 1974–1979 she studied at Vilnius University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences and graduated with a diploma. From 1979 to 1994 she worked in various positions at the then Lithuanian Board for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring – a predecessor of the present Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service. From 1994 to 2004 Ms Aguliene worked as chief specialist for environmental monitoring at the Environmental Protection Agency of the Ministry of Environment. In 2004 she was offered the position of Deputy Director of the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Environment, and in 2006 she was designated the Director and Permanent Representative of Lithuania with the WMO. Ms Vida Augulienė also represents Lithuania in EUMETSAT, ECMWF and HIRLAM. Since 2008 she is the Chairman of EUMETSAT Advisory Committee of Cooperating States (EACCS). She has written several papers and publications on the ambient air quality as well as meteorological issues, coordinated various international and national projects and programmes.

In adopting this position, Ms Aguliene expressed sincere thanks to the WMO Secretary-General and to the PRs of the RA VI Members with WMO for their support.






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