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1 WMO MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE PLENARY EVENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE PEACEFUL USES OF OUTER SPACE (UN COPUOS) (Hyderabad, India, 25 September 2007) by Jeremiah Lengoasa Assistant Secretary-General on behalf of M. Jarraud Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization

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5 Space-based optimization made great achievements in past years

6 Even now we have a mixed observing data sets like the following…

7 Data are used:1) improving forecasting; 2) real time warning 3) satellite rainfall algorithm development, CAL/VAL; 4) information services to the local information networks

8 Sand & dust storms

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10 Wildfires Wildfires

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13 Tropical cyclones Tropical cyclones

14 Meteorological support also provided during non-hydrometeorological hazards: Meteorological support also provided during non-hydrometeorological hazards:  Volcanic ash dispersion  Propagation of radiative & chemical substances  Pest control & locust migration  Crop & food security  Health issues

15 Arctic ice cover 1979 Arctic ice cover 2005 A new factor: climate change  increases in global average air and ocean temperatures  widespread melting of snow & ice  rising global mean sea level

16 Satellite observations are increasingly essential for disaster risk reduction Satellite observations are increasingly essential for disaster risk reduction Establishment of a composite WMO GOS/WIGOS Establishment of a composite WMO GOS/WIGOS GEO implementation & GEOSS integration GEO implementation & GEOSS integration IPY IPY Climate change: follow-up of adaptation & mitigation Climate change: follow-up of adaptation & mitigation For which WMO is proud of its partnership with all satellite operators For which WMO is proud of its partnership with all satellite operators

17 data Satellite data processing and products/information generation is of great challenge (sciences, technologies, calibration, validation with ground observations, etc..) Satellite operators should develop value-added informative products and make them available to worldwide users, especially to developing countries. products information knowledge

18 The Earth is a complex system of systems… …understanding it requiring comprehensive observations

19 Thank You


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