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WMO scientific and technical programmes

Full WMO Programme description

WMO carries out its work through scientific and technical programmes. These are designed to assist all Members to provide, and benefit from, a wide range of meteorological and hydrological services and to address present and emerging problems.

Full description (Annex II, 16th Congress Report)

World Weather Watch (WWW) Programme

Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW)

World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) including THORPEX

Hydrology and Water Resources Programme (HWRP)

World Climate Programme (WCP)

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

  • Climate and Cryospher (CliC)
  • Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
  • Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX)
  • Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC)

WMO Space Programme

  • Intergrated space-based observing system
  • Availability and use of satellite data and products
  • Information and training
  • Space Weather Coordination

Public Weather Services Programme

  • Services and products improvement
  • Dessemination and communication of products
  • Support to disaster prevention and mitigation
  • Socio-economic applications
  • Public education and outreach
  • Education and training

Agricultural Meteorology Programme

Tropical Cyclone Programme

Marine Meteorology and Oceanography Programme

WMO Quality Management Framework

Information and Public Affairs Programme

Voluntary Cooperation Programme

Education and Training Programme

  • Human resources development
  • Training activities
  • Education and training fellowships
  • Support to training events under other WMO Programmes

WMO Programme for the Least Developed Countries

Regional Programme (RP)

Disaster Risk Reduction Programme (DRR)

Aeronautical Meteorology Programme










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