World Meteorological Organization

WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

Nowadays WMO has a membership of 191 member states and territories

The Republic of Kazakhstan ratified the WMO Convention on 13 April 1993. This opened the way for the development of international scientific and technical cooperation of the RSE "Kazgydromet" under the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan with foreign hydrometeorological services, more efficient servicing of the economy and the population of Kazakhstan.

The Secretary-General of WMO is elected at the World Meteorological Congress. In 2015, a representative of Finland Petteri Taalas was elected for four year term.

By territorial affiliation, the Republic of Kazakhstan is a member of Regional Association II (Asia) and Regional Association VI (Europe).

Kazakhstan ensures the functioning of the state network of hydrometeorological observations, and also participating in the global data exchange. The National Hydrometeorological Service has direct telephone communication channels with the World Meteorological Center (Moscow) and the Regional Meteorological Center (Tashkent). External communication provides a mechanism for obtaining international data, numerical weather forecasts and satellite information. This communication system is part of the World Meteorological Organization's Global Telecommunication System (GTS).

For international exchange of information between WMO Members, Kazhydromet transmits data from 65 weather stations and 8 upper-air stations and has access to data from other countries.

Kazhydromet regularly receives the latest publications from VMO which including the standard and regulating documents, namely: manuals by codes according to which hydrometeorological information coded and decoded, requirements to hydrometeorological observations and their processing.

At the expense of WMO specialists of Kazhydromet are trained on various international courses in Regional training centers of the Organization in Turkey, Israel, India, Russia, China and other countries.

Created at : 29.03.2017, 17:00, Updated at : 29.03.2017, 17:00