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World Meteorological Organization

WMO
World Meteorological Organization
7 bis avenue de la Paix
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Tel: 
(+41 22) 730 83 14/15
Fax: 
(+41 22) 730 80 27/ 81 81
Email: 
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Description

The 188-member organization provides scientific information on and projections of the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

Organization: 
Intergovernmental organizations
Established: 
1950
Staff: 
approximately 250
Chief/Director: 
Petteri Taalas
Activities: 

WMO facilitates international cooperation on the establishment of networks of stations for making meteorological, hydrological and other geophysical observations. It promotes the rapid and free exchange of weather, water and climate data, the standardization of meteorological observations and the uniform publication of observations and statistics. Its activities are centred on the following ten major programmes:

Cooperation: 

with organizations inside and outside the UN family, including NGOs such as the International Council for Science (ICSU) and regional IGOs. Cooperation with UNEP includes the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Publications: 

WMO Bulletin; World Climate News; Radiation processes in the atmosphere; Dispersion and forecasting of air pollution; WMO and global warming. See the website.

Keywords: 
desertification
atmosphere
climate change
disasters
ozone
mountains
land & landuse
freshwater
public awareness
seas
oceans
education
deforestation