World Meteorological Orgaization

Short information on WMO

 The World Meteorological Organization is specialized by Institute of UN and the esteemed information resource UN system for condition and behavior of the Earth atmosphere, its impacts to ocean, the Climate and distribution emerging of the water resources.

The members of WMO are 189 countries (reference to 4 –December 2009).  The first, WMO begun as International Meteorological Organization which was based on 1873. WMO become specialized UN institute in meteorology (weather and climate), operation hydrology and geophysics sciences fields.

As far as, the Climate and the water cycle don’t know their border. The International cooperation in the Global scale is extremely important for meteorology development, operational hydrology and also for getting benefits from their application. WMO offers the structure for this international cooperation.

Since its foundation, WMO is playing unique and influential role to impacts of protection and Human well-being. The leadership WMO members are making significant contribution through the framework WMO program of national meteorology and hydrological services for saving  life  and property from natural disasters, keeping environment, increasing economic  and socio well-being all segments  as food security, water resources and transport in the above mentioned fields. 

WMO encourages cooperation to establishing networks for the implementation of meteorology, climatology, hydrology, Geophysics and also for relevant data exchange, processing and standardization. This organization show impacts to transfer of technology, processing to prepare cadres and the Research activities. WMO also strengthens impacts between the National meteorological and hydrological services its country member and promotes the hydrological application in the State Meteorological services, agriculture, aviation, shipping, environment, and the water aspects and for mitigation the natural disasters consequences.

WMO promotes free and unlimited data exchange, information, production and services in real or closely to real scale regarding to environment protection, economic well-being and environment secure. It makes contribution for policy formulation in National International level in these fields.

The hazard phenomena regarding to weather, climate and water over 90 percent of them are happening   in case of natural disaster. WMO program offers important information for timely warning, the life secure prevent damage, property and environment. WMO also is making contribution to impacts characterized by anthropogenic disaster, as disaster which regards with chemistry, atom crash, forests firing and volcanic phenomena. Research shows that accept invaluable for Human well-being, every dollar bring economic benefits for investment in meteorological and hydrological service.

WMO is playing leading role in International efforts for monitoring and environment secure according to own program. Cooperation with other institutes of UN system and meteorological hydrological services, WMO shows implement support to several conventions for environment to offer consultation and government assessment   on relevant meters. These activities make contribution to promote sustainable development and well-being nation.


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Environment | Natural hazard phenomena | observations 

Information Management | Capacity building  

Socio economic benefits


The activities of UN system the Climate Change

Results of the 16th WMO Congress