WIGOS operational plan 2020-2023

During 2016-2019 WIGOS was in pre-operational phase. In January 2020 WIGOS will become fully operational.

The primary focus in the initial operational phase is on the national WIGOS implementation, supported by Regional WIGOS Centres (RWCs), the implementation of the Global Basic Observing Network (GBON) and the Regional Basic Observing Networks (RBON).

In the operational phase, high priority will be given to assisting WMO Members with development and implementation of national WIGOS plans, with special emphasis on the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States where the needs are the highest.

It lays the groundwork for WMO Members to better respond to natural hazards, improve weather, water, climate and environmental monitoring, and adapt to climate change and human-induced environmental impacts.

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