Survey on the Status of Human Resources in National Meteorological and Hydrological Services: Staff, Competencies and Qualifications
The WMO’s seventh survey on the status of human resources in National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), conducted from 2021 to 2022, reiterated the previous survey’s investigation of staffing patterns, and added inquiry concerning qualifications and competencies. The report’s introduction elucidates survey administration and major survey findings. The main body of the report presents detailed survey results in two parts: Staffing (numbers of staff by gender, professional category, attainment of university degree, age category, and staffing trends)
and Capacity Development (numbers of experts needing trained, fellowship priorities, training priority areas, completion rates for the BIP-M frameworks, and implementation and assessment rates concerning the sixteen WMO competency standards. Survey results are presented for the global respondent group, as well as for each of the six WMO Regions. The report sheds particular light on progress in gender equity and needed emphasis on climate services and knowledge transfer.