WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS)

The WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) provides the regulatory framework, guidance and tools, for the weather, water, climate and other environmental observing systems managed by WMO Members and partner Organizations to be implemented, to evolve and to contribute fit-for-purpose observational data to all WMO applications. The development of WIGOS is therefore WMO applications requirements-driven. These have a clear orientation to WMO Members being able to address WMO’s mandate for the protection of life and property and to bring benefits to society in weather, water, climate, and other environmental applications, including in areas such as public health, disaster risk reduction, water resource management and food security, renewable energy, tourism, travel, and insurance, as an enabler for sustainable development.  WIGOS facilitates the use by WMO Members of observations from systems that are owned, managed and operated by a diverse array of organizations and programmes.

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