WMO elects Gerhard Adrian as new President

13.06.2019 - Article

The World Meteorological Congress today elected Mr Gerhard Adrian of Germany as President of the World Meteorological Organization for a four-year term in Office.

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Newly elected President of the WMO, Prof. Gerhard Adrian© Bildkraftwerk/Bernd Lammel

His election is also recognition of Germany’s commitment to international efforts to build resilience against extreme weather and adapt to climate Change.

The World Meteorological Organization is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories. It is the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences.

The WMO sets the framework for the successful cooperation of its Member States to accomplish their tasks for the well-being of societies. Fulfilling this important duty is based on the global meteorological infrastructure coordinated by WMO.

My aim is that this infrastructure as well as the indispensable global exchange of data are improved even further and guaranteed into the future. It is our collective responsibility and my main interest to strengthen the WMO.

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