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World Meteorological Organization

by Khristine Custodio last modified Nov 19, 2013 09:51 AM
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the systems' 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.

Inland water ecosystems are often extensively modified by humans, more so than marine or terrestrial systems, and are amongst the most threatened ecosystem types of all. Physical alteration, habitat loss and degradation, water withdrawal, overexploitation, pollution and the introduction of invasive alien species are the main threats to these ecosystems and their associated biological resources

The vision of WMO is to provide world leadership in expertise and international cooperation in weather, climate, hydrology and water resources and related environmental issues and thereby contribute to the safety and well-being of people throughout the world and to the economic benefit of all nations

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WMO establishes and collaborates with networks in making meteorological, climatological, hydrological and geophysical observations, exchange, processing and standardization of related data. It likewise assists in technology transfer, training and research. It furthers the application of meteorology to public weather services, agriculture, aviation, shipping, the environment, water issues and the mitigation of the impacts of natural disasters.

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7bis, avenue de la Paix,
Case postale 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland

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+1 514 288 2220 
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