💡 Enhancing the Value of Weather and Climate Services in Society: 1st WMO WWRP/SERA Weather and Society Conference

Extreme hydrometeorological events are affecting societies, economies, and the environment. Governments, science agencies, the humanitarian sector, emergency managers and decision - makers face continuing challenges to reduce the risks to citizens and society.

To address these challenges, the Societal and Economic Research Applications (SERA) Working Group of the WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), in close collaboration with the German Weather Service (DWD), the Free University Berlin, and the Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research (HErZ), held the first Weather and Society Conference (https://www.weatherandsociety.de) from 28 February to 11 March 2022.

The online event focused on the science for services approach adopted by the WMO to understand, analyze, and enhance the value of weather and climate services in society. The conference built on the former series of “Weather and Society Integrated Studies” Workshops initiated in the USA which aimed to integrate social science into meteorological research and practice (Gruntfest, 2017). To access the publication, please click here.