Additional Bodies

The World Meteorological Congress, in addition to constituent bodies (Executive Council, regional associations and technical commissions), establishes additional bodies to advise on specific subjects. 

Currently, these include:

  • Research Board on Weather, Climate, Water and the Environment (Research Board), acting as the primary conduit to engage the international research community in the work of WMO.
  • Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP), advising on WMO research strategies and the optimal scientific directions to support the evolution of its mandate in weather, climate, water and related environmental and social sciences.
  • Joint WMO-IOC Collaborative Board (JCB), an interagency body with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO to coordinate on ocean matters of common interest.
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), created in 1988 by WMO and UNEP, is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC provides regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.
  • Financial Advisory Committee (FINAC) provides advice from WMO Members on financial matters and the affordability, sustainability and implementation of the results-based budget to Congress and the Executive Council.