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IEDRO & WMO aim to rescue Uzbekistan’s historical weather data






Tashkent | Just two weeks ago, the flight of Randy McCracken and Teddy Allen touched down in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The two worked alongside Uzhydromet and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to identify the scope and potential of rescuing the country’s historical weather data. Teddy Allen is Director of Scientific Applications for The [...]

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New greenhouse gases record set, WMO reiterates need for international action to avoid devastating climate change






GENEVA (WMO) | According to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide. This injected even greater urgency into the need for concerted international action against accelerating and potentially devastating climate [...]

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World Weather Open Science Conference discusses progress, challenges & possibilities






MONTREAL | The World Weather Open Science Conference, attended by more than 1,000 meteorologists, forecasters, social scientists and application developers from over 50 countries, has laid the foundations to face future challenges posed by more extreme weather hazards. The highly successful conference, held in Montreal from 16 to 21 August, reviewed the rapid progress made [...]

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WMO’s annual Executive Council meeting discusses weather services, climate change






June 18, 2014 | The World Meteorological Organization’s annual Executive Council meeting took place yesterday, following a year of extreme weather events and climate change developments. The Executive Council of 37 members meets each year to “discuss progress in WMO priority programmes and service delivery.” This year’s agenda included 13 major items which ranged from [...]

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The Global Framework for Climate Services Implementation Plan






by Sharon LeDuc The Third World Climate Conference (WCC-3), held in 2009, established the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) and set a time table to develop an implementation plan (See http://www.wmo.int/hlt-gfcs/). The high-level task force leading this development requested input and feedback from a diverse array of stakeholders. IEDRO has great interest in the [...]

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Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) is WMO’s Top Priority






The world relies on up-to-the minute, reliable weather forecasts for everything ranging from social activities to multi-million dollar decisions. According to one recent study, U.S. economic output varies by up to $485 billion a year – about 3.4 per cent of Gross Domestic Product – owing to weather variability. The Global Framework for Climate Services [...]

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CEOs of IEDRO and ACRE Speak about Historical Climate Data at UN World Meteorological Organization






Executive Directors for IEDRO, Dr. Rick Crouthamel, D.Sc., and ACRE(a conglomeration of data rescue organizations including IEDRO), Dr. Rob Allan represented the data rescue and digitization nonprofit/non-governmental organization community at the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The theme of the meeting, which met in Geneva on December 11, was “Sector applications / Climate observation community [...]

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Press Release: WMO Partners with IEDRO to Support Data Rescue in Bolivia, Namibia, Uganda






Deale, Maryland – The United Nation’s weather and climate agency, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), has entered into a cooperative agreement with the International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) to help establish and sustain data rescue projects in Bolivia, Namibia and Uganda. Funds from the WMO’s Voluntary Cooperation Programme (VCP) are being released to IEDRO [...]

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