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Commission for Climatology


Vision Statement

“To provide world leadership in promoting expertise and international cooperation in climatology.”

Mission Statement

“To stimulate, lead, implement, assess and coordinate international technical activities within WMO under the World Climate Programme and the Global Framework for Climate Services to obtain and apply climate information and knowledge in support of sustainable socio-economic development and environmental protection.”

The Commission for Climatology advises and guides the activities of the World Climate Programme, particularly through the World Climate Services Programme including Climate Applications and Services and Climate Data and Monitoring, while playing a key role in implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).

Sixteenth Session of the Commission for Climatology (CCl-16)

The WMO Commission for Climatology (CCl) meets once every four years, with the participation of Member countries, to review the ongoing activities and determine the course of its work during the subsequent inter-sessional period. The Sixteenth Session of the Commission for Climatology (CCl-16) will be held from 3-8 July 2014 at Heidelberg, Germany.

Prior to the session, from 30 June to 2 July 2014, a 3-day Technical Conference is being organized with the theme: "Climate Services – Building on CLIPS Legacy”, commemorating the successes of the Climate Information and Prediction Services (CLIPS) programme, along with a Joint Session with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) on new research and operational challenges and perspectives.


CCl Management Group (MG)

Open Panel of CCl Experts (OPACEs)

  • OPACE I (Climate Data Management)
  • OPACE II (Climate Monitoring and Assessment)
  • OPACE III (Climate Products and Services and their Delivery Mechanisms)
  • OPACE IV (Climate Information for Adaptation and Risk Management)


President of CCl - Circular letters


Other CCl Expert Group / Expert Team / Rapporteurs / Advisers

CCl History

  • Publication "Commission for Climatology - Over eighty years of service" -
    WMO-No. 1079


Climate Extremes




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