Role in RISC-KIT: The main tasks of WMO within RISC-KIT will be (i) contributing mainly to WP1, WP3 and WP5, by conducting a case study in Bangladesh and training in coordination with CFR; (ii) introduce the outcome of the project to related international and regional frameworks, as contribution to WP6, through relevant WMO and JCOMM programmes.
Description: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on 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.
As weather, climate and the water cycle know no national boundaries, international cooperation at a global scale is essential for the development of meteorology and operational hydrology as well as to reap the benefits from their application. WMO provides the framework for such international cooperation. In the specific case of weather-, climate and water-related hazards, which account for nearly 90% of all natural disasters, WMO's programmes provide vital information for the advance warnings that save lives and reduce damage to property and the environment. WMO also contributes to reducing the impacts of human-induced disasters, such as those associated with chemical and nuclear accidents, forest fire and volcanic ash.
WMO plays a leading role in international efforts to monitor and protect the environment through its Programmes. In collaboration with other UN agencies and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, WMO supports the implementation of a number of environmental conventions and is instrumental in providing advice and assessments to governments on related matters. These activities contribute towards ensuring the sustainable development and well-being of nations.
Lead person: Boram Lee
Scientific Officer of WMO Marine Meteorology and Oceanography Programme (MMOP), is responsible for international coordination of the marine services and climatology through JCOMM, as well as coordinating scientific development for sea-level related coastal hazard forecasting and warning.