January 2014

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        2014 - the International Year of Small Island Developing States

2014 promises to be a busy year for WMO and the meteorological, climatologic and hydrologic community with several important conferences and events planned.

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      Group on Earth Observations Ministerial Summit

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) received unanimous endorsement of its mandate for a second decade at the GEO Plenary and the Ministerial Summit, which took place from 12–17 January in Geneva.

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      Future Earth

The International Council for Science (ICSU), on behalf of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, has released a call for full proposals to host the permanent secretariat of Future Earth.

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      First ASEAN Climate Outlook Forum

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) hosted the first ASEAN Climate Outlook Forum (ASEANCOF-1), held from 3–5 December 2013.

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      SPICE – Improving snowfall measurements

The Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (SPICE), launched by the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations (CIMO) on 20 sites in 15 countries, will carry out a full suite of experiments in the winter of 2013/14.

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        Initiatives to increase coastal resilience

WMO is part of two multi-disciplinary consortia for research projects to increase coastal resilience: Preparing for Extreme And Rare Events in Coastal Regions (PEARL), and Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts – toolKIT (RISK-KIT).

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Prof. Yurii

 

      Obituary for Prof. Yurii Antonievich Izrael
         
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