By Sodiq Lawal
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Meteorological Department on the conduct of Scientific and Technical Research on Meteorology. FarmingFarnersFarms gathered that the MoU was signed at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland during the 76th Session of the WMO Executive Council meeting.
The MoU is to facilitate collaboration between both organisations to build capacities in order to promote activities relating to meteorology, climate change adaptation, and planning. The MoU is also for mutual benefits of both organisations in the conduct of scientific, technical research and development of practical skills that would benefit the international community, specifically in the areas of numerical weather prediction capability, meteorological sensor designing, satellite meteorology, scientific research on meteorology, and its applications in various sectors.
According to NiMet, the team also had a meeting with the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) group, to facilitate data exchange among WMO Members in the region and to the “Improve Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) forecast for Multi-Hazard Early Warnings. The WIGOS is a core WMO activity and a basic WMO infrastructure element supporting all WMO programmes and application areas. It enables WMO and its members accomplish their shared mission to help save lives, protect property and increase prosperity everywhere on the globe, and provide relevant data and information for policy- and decision making in support of sustainable development.
The WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) provides the global framework, management and design tools so that all meteorological and related environmental observation providers can optimise their investment in user-driven measurement capabilities, which would help meet as many requirements as effectively and efficiently as possible. WIGOS is requirements-driven with a clear orientation to public health, disaster risk reduction, water resource management and food security, renewable energy, tourism, travel, insurance, to mention just a few, as an enabler for sustainable development. The application and involvement in WIGOS will help NiMet enhance its product and service specific deliveries”, NiMet added.