WIGOS Deployment: NiMet, India Meteorological Department Sign MoU

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L-R: The director-general, Indian Meteorological Department, Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra and the director-general, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Prof. Mansur Matazu during the ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance service delivery in meteorology and climate change adaptation and planning. The signing took place during the 76th Session of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Executive Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The MoU aims to promote collaboration and capacity-building between both organisations in various areas, including numerical weather prediction capability, meteorological sensor designing, satellite meteorology and scientific research on meteorology.

Additionally, NiMet’s team held a meeting with the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) team to facilitate data exchange among WMO Members in the region and improve numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts for multi-hazard early warnings. WIGOS is a core WMO activity that supports all WMO programmes and application areas. Its requirements – striven approach aims to provide relevant data and information for policy – and decision-making in support of sustainable development, including public health, disaster risk reduction, water resource management, food security, among others.

NiMet’s application and involvement in WIGOS will enhance its product and service-specific deliveries.

Oluchi Okorafor
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