Validating vision mission and core values

(a) Assess the requirements for the following services (which may have global or regional implications, including the potential need for aid or assistance) in different parts of the world, and the capabilities of the different Members of WMO regarding the provision of such services.(i) The provision of services to aviation to improve its safety and economics, including warnings of enroute meteorological and environmental hazards (turbulence, icing, volcanic ash and tropical cyclones).(vii) Achieve international publicity and priority in the UN context for core areas of WMO’s activities.

Here are the visions and mission statements of 30 National Meteorological Services (NMS) and 2 international meteorological organizations – the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).To collect them, I visited all their respective websites and searched each site for a concise self-description of the host, a clear vision, in either French or English.(b) Establish appropriate mechanisms and communication systems for delivering warnings, including considering how best to utilise the international capabilities, technological developments (e.g.Internet), links with media and the appropriate authorities responsible for action.The following two strategies are associated with developing the required knowledge, basic predictions and infrastructure in order to be able to achieve the goals associated with strategies 1 to 4 above. To understand the processes which affect the state of the atmosphere, the weather, water resources, the physical state of the oceans, climate change and related environmental states such as air quality and pollution levels; and to improve cooperation on the development of prediction systems.

(a) Assess the requirements for predictions to meet the goals under strategies (1) and (2), including types of forecasts, space and time scales, accuracy and reliability.(i) Position WMO as the organization capable of acting as the authoritative voice with global leadership on weather, water, climate and related environmental matters. (iii) Raise the profile of the organisation through better management of the media; be proactive in issuing press statements in a timely and media interesting manner on relevant issues.(iv) Sell the objectives of the organisation to the Member States.(a) Define the types of issues which WMO should be the authoritative scientific voice on, and consider the roles of other organisations (such as UNEP and UNFCCC regarding climate change) and the possible establishment of joint arrangements.(b) Establish WMO as the respected authority for these issues.(c) Establish appropriate protocols for warnings, to avoid confusion of different warnings from different sources, including cooperation between the different sectors of the meteorological, hydrological, oceanographic and climatological communities to agree responsibilities.