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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History

13-17 Dec 1976, Callao (Peru), as an ad hoc group within the framework of Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS), following recommendations of a Workshop, 4-12 Dec 1974, Guayaquil (Ecuador). Other sponsoring organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); 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.

Aims

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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Activities

Carries out global and regional investigations and services relevant to: Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS); IOC Group of Experts on the Global Sea-Level Observing System (GLOSS); World Ocean Circulation Experiment. Encourages member states to set up and maintain information on national oceanographic and meteorological data sources, to develop information systems for transmission of data and to establish stations and/or telecommunications procedures for reception and transmission of data.

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Languages

Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 4 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Infants
  • International Relations
    • Regional Affairs

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

F2863

Last News Received

2014
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