World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

WMO logoWhat is WMO?

Established as a Specialized Agency since 1951, WMO is the UN system’s authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

As weather, climate and the water cycle know no national boundaries, international cooperation at a global scale is essential for the development of meteorology and operational hydrology as well as to reap the benefits from their application. WMO provides the framework for such international cooperation.

Since its establishment, WMO has played a unique and powerful role in contributing to the safety and welfare of humanity. Under WMO leadership and within the framework of WMO programmes, National Meteorological and Hydrological services contribute substantially to the protection of life and property against natural disasters, to safeguarding the environment and to enhancing the economic and social well-being of all sectors of society in areas such as food security, water resources and transport.

Brussels Liaison Office

The Brussels Liaison Office was established in 2006 as joint effort with network of European National Met Services (EUMETNET EIG), the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). As a member of the WMO Cabinet & External Relations Department, the main tasks of the Brussels office chief include:

  • Strengthening the Hydro-Meteorological Community’s profile among the EU Institutions
  • Interacting with key partners, mainly the European Commission and Parliament and the Permanent Representations of EU Member States.
  • Facilitating the strategic positioning and contributions of WMO on critical political, environmental, developmental and climate related issues, and represents the Specialized Agency in the relevant fora;
  • Providing advice to WMO Headquarters on issues related to its interaction with the EU Institutions.

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Contact information:

Christophe Jacob
EUMTERep Programme Manager
Joint EUMETNET-WMO office in Brussels
52 Avenue de Cortenbergh
B-1000 Brussels
Tel : +32 2 736 58 11
Fax : +32 2 743 30 71
Mobile : +32 475 66 84 70
Email : [email protected]