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VCP Fund (VCP-F)

The Voluntary Cooperation Programme Fund (VCP-F) supports National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of members, mainly in developing and least developed countries. The VCP provides support in the form of equipment, expert services, training and education to benefit meteorological and hydrological communities worldwide.

The World Meteorological Congress decides the main areas of cooperation that should be supported under the under the VCP programme. Currently these are:

  • Implementation of the World Weather Watch (WWW) as first priority
  • Short-term and long-term fellowships
  • Short-term training seminars for personnel engaged in WWW and other activities covered under the VCP programme
  • Support to meteorological applications
  • Support to the activities of the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
  • Establishment of observing and data-processing facilities necessary for the World Climate Programme
  • Support to activities within the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
  • Establishment and maintenance of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) stations
  • Support to meteorological and hydrological activities related to the environment protection
  • Implementation of the Internet capability at the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in support of WMO Programmes





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