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WMO Press Release - The Future of Weather and Climate Services

WMO has held a top-level dialogue session on the future of weather and climate forecasting as part of its ongoing drive to strengthen collaboration and Public-Private Engagement (PPE) in order to support climate adaptation, sustainable development and build resilience. The second high-level session of the Open Consultative Platform, held virtually on 26-27 May, focused on two priority grand challenges: the future of weather and climate forecasting; and the evolving roles and responsibilities – the future of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs). It was hosted by WMO Secretary-General, Prof. Petteri Taalas, and WMO President Prof. Gerhard Adrian, and brought together leaders from the NMHSs, private companies, meteorological equipment providers, the research community and academia.

Second High-level Session of the Open Consultative Platform

The second High-level Session of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP-HL-2) will be held on 26 and 27 May as an online event (Two-day online; 1.5-hour per day). The session will discuss progress in thematic areas identified as “grand challenges” at the High-Level Round Table (OCP-HL-1).

The Session will focus on two of the five themes of common concern for the stakeholders from all sectors identified at OCP-HL-1: A) the future of weather and climate forecasting, and B) the evolving roles and responsibilities – the future of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services. The discussions will support the building of a common vision of the weather and climate community with horizon 2030 and beyond.