[Sdi-latinamericacaribbean] WMO South American Regional Association calls for better weather and climate services
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Fri Oct 8 08:43:02 EDT 2010
WMO South American Regional Association calls for better weather and climate
Meteorologists in South America pledged to improve forecasting and warning
capabilities, strengthen observations and telecommunications networks, establish
regional climate centres and implement disaster risk management strategies.
The decisions were taken at a week-long meeting of the World Meteorological
Organization’s South American Regional Association in Bogota, Colombia.
Delegates from 13 South American countries agreed on the need for coordination
as well as for more accurate climate products to better understand and cope with
climate variability and climate change.
The Regional Association identified several priorities for its future work.
Further improvement of the forecasting and warning capabilities of National
Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in the Region.
The permanent enhancement and upgrading of the observations and
telecommunication networks in the region.
The establishment of regional climate centers on a pilot basis, allowing them to
evolve based on Member’s requirements and in compliance with WMO regulations, as
part of the planned Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).
The implementation of a Climate Watch System in Region III enabling NMHSs to
issue climate advisories at national level.
Encourage the sharing of resources among WMO Members and other organizations and
institutions in order to build synergies and to support social and economic
development in the Region.
The strengthening of warning dissemination mechanisms, particularly highlighting
the link to media, for the disaster risk management and emergency preparedness
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