Guidelines for Creating a Memorandum of Understanding and a Standard Operating Procedure between a National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Service and a Partner Agency
Considering the crucial role of media in the delivery of warning and other essential meteorological information, it is important that NMHSs and respective national media organizations put in place formal agreements that will guide their collaborative work in serving the public. The CBS/OPAG-PWS Expert Team on Communication, Outreach and Public Education Aspects of PWS (ET/COPE) therefore decided to collaborate with the ET/DPM to prepare a set of guidelines, for use by NMHSs, for the establishment of such formal agreements between a National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Service (NMS) and a partner agency. The result of this collaboration is presented in this document, whose purpose is to provide guidance to NMHSs on how to establish a formal agreement, called a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU), with a partner agency such as a Disaster Management Agency or media organization.
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Russian, Spanish
Format: Hard copy, Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-11099-2
Tags: Public Weather Services Programme (PWSP) ; PWS - Advisors Supporting Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and other User Activities ; PWS - Competency Requirements for Persons Engaged in the Development and Delivery of Products and Services to Meet User Requirements ; Guidelines ; Capacity development ; National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS) ; Weather service