The Weather Enterprise: a global public:private partnership
At the recent WMO 68th Executive Council meeting in June, a special dialogue took place on co-operation between the public and private sectors in meteorology. Here a speaker at that session gives his personal view on the discussion and the next steps that are needed
The weather enterprise is a well-established and successful global public-private partnership in which both sectors share common goals. There are new opportunities emerging to develop this partnership further that will enable the whole enterprise to grow and produce more accurate and reliable weather forecasts. The urgency to do this comes from the need to be even more effective in saving lives and protecting infrastructure because of vulnerability to weather hazards in a changing climate.