Tuesday, March 23, 2010

WMD Greetings!

Have you hugged a meteorologist today? As noted here in the past, March 23 is World Meteorological Day. This year, it marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the World Meteorological Organization in 1950, and the theme of the celebration is "60 years of service for your safety and well-being." In a message to the world meteorological community, WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud stated
As we celebrate today the 60th Anniversary of the World Meteorological Organization, I would like to pay tribute to the meteorological community worldwide working together continuously beyond all borders to save and protect people, their homes and their livelihoods. My recognition especially goes to all staff in the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and all volunteers who support our work with generosity and dedication.

I am convinced that WMO, together with its Members, will be even more relevant in serving humanity over decades to come. We owe this capability to successive generations of meteorologists and hydrologists from all countries. To all of them, we express our gratitude.
The WMO also published a booklet [pdf] reviewing the history and accomplishments of international meteorological cooperation.

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