World Weather Watch (WWW)

Veille météorologique mondiale (VMM)
Vigilancia Meteorológica Mundial (VMM)

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History

1968, in the framework of World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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Activities

WWW comprises: a Global Observing System (GOS) consisting of surface-based and space-based subsystems to provide meteorological data covering the whole globe; a Global Data Processing System (GDPS) consisting of a network of world meteorological centres (WMC), regional specialized meteorological centres (RSMC) and national meteorological centres (NMC), with arrangements for the real-time processing of observational data for issuing of meteorological analyses, forecasts, and severe weather warnings; Global Telecommunication System (GTS), consisting of telecommunication facilities and arrangements for real-time worldwide exchange of observational and processed meteorological information; a Data Management Programme for establishing data exchange standards and monitoring the data and product availability and quality and for storage and retrieval of data (non-real-time uses).

Further components: (i) Instruments and Methods of Observation Programme (IMOP) aimed at the standardization of instruments and observing techniques and the accuracy of observational data; (ii) Satellite Activities to improve members capabilities to receive and effectively use satellite data; (iii) Antarctic Activities aimed at coordinating the implementation of the WWW in the Antarctic and to meet the requirements for environmental monitoring and climate research; (iv) The Tropical Cyclone Programme to assist some 60 countries in minimizing loss of life and damage to property caused by tropical cyclones.

Within the framework of Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and Convention on Assistance in the Case of Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, WWW coordinates on behalf of WMO a cooperation arrangement with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) concerning emergency response to nuclear accidents.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Meteorology
    • Meteorology
  • Research, Standards
    • Inspection, Tests

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

F9998

Last News Received

2015
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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