Decarbonizing economies – the role of hydromet services

In the first in a series of blogs on the role of hydromet services in decarbonizing economies, we highlight the economic opportunities and societal benefits of strengthening the resilience of our basic infrastructure to the weather and climate. There is an immediate need, which goes hand in hand with the infrastructure investments in decarbonizing societies, to improve meteorological and hydrological information on all timescales and to blend this information with many other data sources in an integrated system that can greatly enhance the day-to-day functioning of society. The basic message is – decarbonizing society depends on strengthening hydromet services.
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GWE Online Forum 2: Increasing the socio-economic benefits of weather & climate services through public-private-academic collaboration & partnership

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A significant challenge faced by NMHSs in developing countries is a lack of sufficient government support required to fulfill its public functions, improve and sustain weather and climate services at a level which optimizes the accuracy, timeliness and reliability of forecasts and warnings, and ultimately, optimizes their value and socio-economic impact to the country.  

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GWE Forum Roundtable 1: In Conversation with 7 Women on Gender Equality in the Global Weather Enterprise

Seven women discuss their work and life experiences in meteorology and related fields. They review the progress or lack thereof made during the past three decades in efforts to create gender balance and equality in the global weather enterprise – how far have we come? How far do we still have to go?

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GWE Forum Webinar 3: ‘A collaborative future of the Weather Enterprise, a private sector perspective’

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This webinar was delivered on 16 February by Peter Platzer, Chief Executive Officer of Spire Global, and explores the transformation of the global weather enterprise in the open, big data world.

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