for work in weather, climate
Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award was presented to I.
Holleman and H.Beekhuis (The Netherlands) on 10 March 2005
at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute in De Bilt.
They won the Award for their work on the use of Doppler
weather radar in severe weather forecasting and early
more information, see: http://www.wmo.int/pages/about/awards/vaisalaaward_en.html
The 2004 WMO Research Award
for Young Scientists was conferred upon A. Gahein (Egypt)
and N. Semane (Morocco) on 14 March 2005 at WMO
Headquarters. They won the Award for their research work
more information, see: http://www.wmo.int/pages/about/awards/research_en.html
The NASA SHADOZ (National
Aeronautics and Space Administration Southern Hemisphere
Additional Ozonesondes) Award was presented at WMO
Headquarters on 14 March 2005 to B. Calpini, B. Hoegger and
G. Levrat (Switzerland) of the MeteoSwiss Payerne
Aerological Observatory. The Award acknowledged their
contributions to capacity building at the Global Ozone
Observatory in Kenya, part of WMO’s Global Atmosphere
For more information,
The Indian Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
has been attributed the 2005 Stockholm Water Prize for its work to build a new paradigm of
water management. This uses the traditional wisdom of rainwater harvesting
and advocates the role of the
community in managing its local water system.
CSE will receive the Prize from the King of Sweden during
World Water Week in Stockholm in August 2005.
For more information, see: http://www.wmo.int/mediacentre/news/index_en.html