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Guidelines on the Role, Operation and Management of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

WMO-No. 1195

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Geneva
Year published
2017
Edition/update
2017 edition
Summary

These Guidelines are intended to provide a one-stop, consistent and contemporary reference resource from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for managers of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs). They should help with many of the challenges that directors and managers of NMHSs face, including: – Ensuring that the NMHS is able to meet national needs for meteorological, hydrological and related data and services

– Responding to newly identified challenges in a rapidly changing world

– Clarifying and articulating the mandate of the NMHS

– Formulating and implementing effective strategic plans

– Developing strong arguments to obtain sufficient financial, technical and human resources to carry out its mandate

– Recruiting, retaining, motivating and establishing reward systems for staff

– Maintaining networks, equipment and other supporting infrastructure

– Providing quality services to meet varied end-user needs

– Building sustainable capacity

– Managing development projects

– Keeping abreast of relevant developments in science and technology

– Recognizing and having the ability to meet international obligations, agreed development goals and other international initiatives.

Language of publication
English
Number of pages
107 p.
Format
Digital
ISBN
978-92-63-11195-1
Material type
Official number
WMO-No. 1195
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