Regional Association IV

About us

Regional Association IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) was established by the World Meteorological Congress, and extends from the Arctic to the tropics, which implies a great diversity of territories, ecosystems, climatic zones, cultures and languages. This Region is composed of 27 Members, including developed and developing States and Territories, Small Island Developing States and one Least Developed Country. Its supreme body meets at least every four years to outline the regional priorities and establish the corresponding work plans, considering the execution of the resolutions of Congress and the Executive Council in the Region, and the issuance of resolutions and decisions for the consideration of these two governing bodies.

 

Foreword by the President of the WMO Regional Association IV (RA IV)

Dear visitor,

Welcome to our redesigned and updated RA IV Community Platform.  After several months of hard work, this site is now ready to fulfil its purpose of keeping you informed about the work of our RA IV subsidiary bodies, as well as all RA IV activities and meetings.  This website will also help us to keep track of our progress with the RA IV Implementation Plan and the valuable contribution of the Chairs, Vice Chairs, other leaders and experts working in their different roles to serve our Members. 

A big “thank you” to everyone who has contributed to upgrading and maintaining this valuable information resource.  Let us all work together to keep it current.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Evan Thompson

 

RA IV Membership

27 Member States and Territories in RA IV (22 of them having RA IV as the main region).
The list of Members of WMO RA IV can be found here.

 

RA IV Working Structure

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RA IV Experts Appointed to Regional Subsidiary Bodies, WMO Technical Commissions & Research Board

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Regional Analysis of WMO Members

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RA IV Contact Information

WMO Representative Office for North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NCAC):

  • ☏ +506 22582370

  • ✉ Mr. Rodney Matinez Guingla: rmartinez@wmo.int
         WMO Representative for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean

  • ✉ Dr. Federico Gomez-Delgado: fgomez@wmo.int
         Professional Officer

  • ✉ Mr. Jose Noboa: jnoboa@wmo.int
         Administrative Assistant

 

RA IV Meeting & Events

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Upcoming Meeting & Events

Description

Place / Venue

Date

RA IV Webinar: Introduction to WRF-MOSIT - A Modular and Cross-platform Tool for Configuring and Installing the WRF Model Online 13 March 2024
Forty-Sixth Session of the RA IV Hurricane Committee Panama City, Panama
Hybrid
18-22 March 2024
Fifth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Disaster Risk Reduction Online 03 April 2024
RA IV Webinar: Strengthening NASA-WMO Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction and Impact-based Forecasting in Central America Online 03 April 2024
Second Meeting of the RA IV ET on Marine Meteorological and Oceanographic Services Online 04 April 2024

 

Past Meeting & Events

Description

Place / Venue

Date

Twenty-Third Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation Online 28 February 2024
Fourth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Disaster Risk Reduction Online 07 February 2024
Twenty-Second Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation Online 31 January 2024
Thirty-Fourth Session of the RA IV Management Group Baltimore, United States of America
Hybrid
30 January 2024
Webinar on Rip Currents: Forecasting and Observation Online 23 January 2024
Regional Webinar for RA III and RA IV – Progress, good practices and challenges in regional numerical Weather Prediction: Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) Online 19 December 2023
Closing Workshop of Training on Hydrological Prediction and Forecasting - Central America San Jose, Costa Rica
Hybrid
08 December 2023
Training on Hydrological Prediction and Forecasting - Central America San Jose, Costa Rica
Hybrid
06-07 December 2023
Closing Workshop of In-country Trainings on Hydrological Modelling - Central America San Jose, Costa Rica
Hybrid
04-05 December 2023
RA IV ET-CLI Support to the Implementation of the NCOF in Dominica (News) Roseau, Dominica
Face-to-Face
1 December 2023
RA IV Aviation Workshop San Jose, Costa Rica
Hybrid
27 Nov - 1 Dec 2023
Closing Workshop of In-country Trainings on Hydrological Data Management and Processing - Central America San Jose, Costa Rica
Hybrid
08-09 November 2023
Third Meeting of the RA IV ET on Disaster Risk Reduction Online 08 November 2023
Webinar on Hydrological Infrastructure in RAs III and IV: Good practices and contributions to the value chain of Operational Hydrology Online 08 November 2023
Closing Workshop of In-country Trainings on Hydrological Observation and Instrumentation (Hydrometry) - Central America San Jose, Costa Rica
Hybrid
06-07 November 2023
HydroSOS Caribbean Implementation Plan Workshop Bridgetown, Barbados
Hybrid
31 Oct - 2 Nov 2023
Twenty-First Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation Online 25 October 2023
Eighth Hydrological Advisers Forum, RA IV - North America, Central America and the Caribbean Online 20 October 2023
Fourth Meeting of the RA IV Hydrological and Water Coordination Panel Online 13 October 2023
Second Meeting of the RA IV ET on Disaster Risk Reduction Online 04 October 2023
In-country Trainings on Hydrological Modelling - Central America Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama 02 Oct - 21 Nov 2023
Twentieth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation Online 27 September 2023
First Meeting of the RA IV ET on Disaster Risk Reduction Online 06 September 2023
Nineteenth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation Online 30 August 2023
Linking Science to Services - Sowing Seeds of Innovation: Hurricane Preparedness, Early Warning, Response and Recovery, Decisions and Timelines Online 30 August 2023
Regional webinar: existent capabilities and emerging opportunities on calibration of meteorological instruments in RA IV - 2nd Webinar of the RA IV Infrastructure Committee Online 24 August 2023
In-country Trainings on Hydrological Observation and Instrumentation (Hydrometry) - Central America Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama 18 Aug - 03 Oct 2023
Regional webinar on Extreme Heat and Health Services: Tools, good practices and challenges Online 10 August 2023
In-country Trainings on Hydrological Data Management and Processing - Central America Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama 08 Aug - 30 Oct 2023
Eighteenth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation Online 26 July 2023

Launch of the WMO Report on the State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 2022

Havana, Cuba
Hybrid

05 July 2023

Quality Management Systems (QMS) Webinar Series - Third Webinar of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation

Online

29-30 June 2023

Seventeenth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation

Online

28 June 2023

Thirty-Third Session of the RA IV Management Group

Geneva, Switzerland
Hybrid

03 June 2023

Sixteenth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation

Online

03 June 2023

Seventh Hydrological Advisers Forum, RA IV - North America, Central America and the Caribbean Online 12 May 2023

Third Meeting of the RA IV Infrastructure Committee

Online

10 May 2023

Fifteenth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation

Online

26 April 2023

Fourteenth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation

Online

05 April 2023

Forty-Fifth Session of the RA IV Hurricane Committee

San Jose, Costa Rica
Hybrid

27-31 March 2023

First Regional Summit of National Hydrological and Meteorological Services and Risk and Disaster Risk and Emergency Management Systems

Punta del Este, Uruguay
Hybrid

27 February 2023

Third Meeting of the RA IV ET on Climate Services

Online

24 February 2023

Thirteenth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation

Online

22 February 2023

RA IV Regional Conference and parallel events

Kingston, Jamaica
Hybrid

6-9 February 2023

Twelfth Meeting of the RA IV ET on Services for Aviation

Online

25 January 2023

Thirty-Second Session of the RA IV Management Group

Denver, USA
Hybrid

10 January 2023


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Resources

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RA IV Resources

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FAQs

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WMO Regional Offices

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