South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System

South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System

November 22nd, 2021

Activities on capacity building and improvements of early warnings of flash floods – one of the deadliest natural hazards, in South Asia region are advancing with the South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (SAsiaFFGS) Radar Hydrology Training.

Yacht with observing floats sails the Atlantic

Yacht with observing floats sails the Atlantic

November 18th, 2021

For the first time, a sailboat loaded with dozens of measuring instruments, will sail the Atlantic Ocean to replenish the global Argo profiling floats in hard-to-reach locations. This will contribute to the real-time observation and stewardship of the Ocean, with a minimal carbon footprint.

Baron selected for Indonesia weather & water modelling project

Baron selected for Indonesia weather & water modelling project

November 11th, 2021

Baron has been chosen to provide a state-of-the-art Coupled Atmospheric Water and Ocean (CAWO) modeling system to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics (BMKG). The modeling system is a new emerging technology in the field of “metocean” prediction.

Action on early warnings - success story at COP26

Action on early warnings - success story at COP26

November 11th, 2021

Countries contributing to the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative have announced commitments for new investments of US$ 20 million for early warnings systems in Africa, and additional financing for the Caribbean region. The initiative has been widely lauded as a success story in terms of building resilience to extreme weather and saving lives and livelihoods.

Vaisala introduces its next-generation sounding system

Vaisala introduces its next-generation sounding system

November 8th, 2021

Vaisala has announced the launch of Vaisala Cirrus Sounding System MW51, a state-of-the-art sounding system that delivers industry-first capabilities, including readiness to conduct simultaneous upper air observations, to provide unprecedented visibility into rapidly changing weather conditions and enhance forecasting accuracy.

Met Office launches climate dashboard

Met Office launches climate dashboard

November 7th, 2021

A Met Office Hadley Centre dashboard monitoring key indicators of global climate is providing an authoritative way to stay up to date with the current state of the climate.

Zimbabwe turns to Baron for life-saving weather technology

Zimbabwe turns to Baron for life-saving weather technology

November 3rd, 2021

The Zimbabwe Government, through its Meteorological Services Department has chosen Baron, the worldwide leader in critical weather intelligence, to provide weather technology that will greatly improve public safety. Five Baron Gen3 C-band dual-polarization weather radars will be installed throughout the country along with ten Baron Lynx Advanced Forecaster Workstations.

New financing mechanism for climate change response

New financing mechanism for climate change response

November 3rd, 2021

The WMO, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) are to announce a new United Nations Coalition Fund to significantly improve the collection of essential weather and climate data and boost the international response to climate change.

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