Programa para el Estudio Regional del Fenómeno El Niño en el Pacifico Sudeste (ERFEN)

Programme for the Regional Study of the El Niño Phenomenon in the Southeastern Pacific

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1976-12-13 Callao Peru


13-17 Dec 1976, Callao (Peru), as an ad hoc group within the framework of D-XD2685 - Comisión Permanente del Pacifico Sur (CPPS), following recommendations of a Workshop, 4-12 Dec 1974, Guayaquil (Ecuador). Other sponsoring organizations: B-XB0971 - FAO; E-XE1118 - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); B-XB3556 - World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 1st Session: 16-20 Oct 1978, Lima (Peru). Protocol signed, 6 Nov 1992, by the representatives of the governments of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Original title Joint IOC/WMO/CPPS Working Group on the Investigation of El Niño -- Groupe de travail mixte COI/OMM/CPPS pour l'étude du phénomène El Niño -- Grupo Mixto de Trabajo COI-OMM-CPPS sobre las Investigaciones relativas a El Niño.


As a multi-disciplinary programme, promote regional research into the 'El Niño' phenomenon from the standpoint of meteorology, physical and chemical oceanography, marine and fish biology, so as to improve forecasting capacity and reduce constraints facing such forecasting and thus mitigate the detrimental effects and properly benefit from positive effects.


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Executive and Coordinating Unit (UEC-EFREN); Regional Scientific Committee (CCR-EFREN), integrated by experts from the region; National Committees (CN-EFREN); Specialized Institutions (IE-EFREN).


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