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Women in weather, water and climate | World Meteorological Organization Skip to main content World Meteorological Organization Weather · Climate · Water Toggle navigation English Go Our mandate What we do Weather How we do it Public-Private Engagement (PPE) ocp innovation webinar Space borne Precipitation Measurements and Application WMO and HMEI Information Day WMO Innovation Seminar - Microsoft and the UN Sustainable Development Goals Climate Focus areas Water Programmes Projects Resources Bulletin MeteoWorld Library Gender Equality Education and training Standards and Recommended Practices The WMO Building / Conference Centre Language resources World Meteorological Day United in Science Coronavirus (COVID-19) Media Events About us Who we are Vision, Mission, Strategic Planning Members Governance The Secretariat Employment Awards Procurement Finance and Accountability Related links FAQs Contact us Community Platform Reform Search form Search Home Resources Gender Equality Women in weather, water and climate Women in weather, water and climate women_in_meteo_3_1.jpg Women in weather, water and climate WMO encourages more women to become meteorologists and hydrologists. (...) But instead of hunting bad guys in one of her unit’s WP-3D Orion propeller planes, she hunts weather. Very bad weather.   Historic Dreams Soar round the world STEM mission takes flight Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistan’s first female civilian pilot, undertakes the landmark 2017 ‘Dreams Soar’ round-the-world flight to raise awareness for the need for greater access for girls and youth globally to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educations.
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Score: 1361449.5 - https://public.wmo.int/en/reso...omen-weather-water-and-climate
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Worsening weather off coast of Lesvos leads to tragedy for refugees and migrants trying to reach Greece | | UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Toggle navigation Language: العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search the United Nations Search Advanced Search Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv   Subscribe Audio Hub Worsening weather off coast of Lesvos leads to tragedy for refugees and migrants trying to reach Greece UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis A group of refugees disembark from an inflatable boat after reaching the Greek island of Lesvos (30 September 2015). 29 October 2015 At least 15 people have died and some 38 others are missing in five incidents involving smuggler boats carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants by sea between Turkey and the Greek islands, according to the United Nations refugee agency. “We have warned for weeks that an already bad situation could get even worse if desperate refugees and migrants must continue to resort to smugglers who send them out to sea despite the worsening weather,” said the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR ) Senior Operations Coordinator for Greece Alessandra Morelli. (...) Refugees have recently reported that smugglers are offering ‘discounts’ of up to 50 per cent to make the voyage aboard the rubber dinghies in bad weather. According to UNHCR, as the weather steadily worsens, newly arrived refugees report that the smugglers in Turkey are now searching for larger boats such as the one that sank Wednesday that can carry hundreds of people and for which they can charge between 1,800 and 2,500 euros per passenger
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Score: 1311254 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2...gees-and-migrants-trying-reach
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“But,” he continued, “weather and environmental conditions in the camps mean tens of thousands of families live with the knowledge that their shelters could be damaged or destroyed at any time.”  The improved structures will allow IOM shelter and site management teams to better protect refugees affected by landslides, floods, bad weather or other unexpected events that would force them to leave their own shelters. If the worst happens, we are still able to offer them a safe haven –  IOM’s Manuel Pereira “If weather conditions turn bad and storms destroy our shelters, people from our area will be able to stay here safely for a few days,” said community representative Mohammed Nur.
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Score: 1273985.2 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/11/1026161
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Safety at sea | Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO.org english Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Project overview Project countries Topics Resources News Safety at sea Sargassum Fisheries and aquaculture response to emergency Safety at sea Every day when fishers prepare to go out to sea, they put themselves at risk of bad weather and unpredictable conditions. For several reasons the fishers often need to go quite far from the coast. (...) Third-party fishing vessel insurance assessment to decrease risk exposure of fisherfolk to climate change related extreme weather events. Click here to access publication.
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Score: 1226589.6 - https://www.fao.org/in-action/...eries/topics/safety-at-sea/en/
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Frequencies dedicated to weather forecasts need to be balanced with commercial interests, Eric Allaix, chair of the WMO group dealing with frequency issues,  said , explaining the risks posed by having too little bandwith, when it comes to early warnings of bad weather.  “Thanks to timely weather warnings, there has been a big reduction in loss of life during recent decades. (...) Our ability to foresee incoming disaster and destructive weather events is possible thanks to “passive sensing techniques”, used by many weather experts, the WMO  explains .
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Score: 1221395.4 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/10/1049971
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Jump seat  Strict adherence to SOP (e.g. issuance of timely and accurate weather and airport conditions, RT)  Investment in technologies e.g. (...) Solutions and Technologies Available Mitigation strategies  Collaborative decision making among stakeholders.  Shift away from reactive solutions  Innovative and collaborative technological investments, to maximise on economies of scale  Effective Information management systems  Set a target and action plans that aim towards the deliberate attainment of the goal  Use of ASMGCS - provides monitoring and alerting service to aid tower controller in hazard resolution in bad weather (e.g. LVOs)  Integration of stop bars into the A-SMGCS  Weather radar and information available as a monitoring systems to provide immediate and timely information to pilots  CAMU as a centralized tool to manage departures  MAESTRO as a arrival management tool  Currently investigating continental data link  ATNS takes part in the local runway safety team, attending to factors contributing to runway incursions/excursions in order to collaboratively find measures to curb these events.
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Score: 1218194.6 - https://www.icao.int/ESAF/Docu...ENTER%202012_10_29%20FINAL.pdf
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Known as Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), the new lighting technology improves significantly visibility for drivers at night while reducing glare to drivers going in the opposite direction, including under bad weather conditions. Vehicles equipped with the new AFS technology will be exhibited in the park surrounding the Palais des Nations on 4 April 2000 at 9.00 p.m . Provided with senso-motric control, the new AFS headlamps are able to adapt their light to different situations such as adverse weather and wet roads, bending roads, country roads, motorways or town streets, while permitting a correct visibility of overhead road signs.
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Score: 1217844.8 - https://unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/press/pr2000/00tran2e.htm
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Controllers are aware that flight crew workload increases significantly in a weather avoidance scenario not just because of the decision making associated with weather avoidance but also because of Turbulence, management of In-Flight Icing, and increased communications. (...) DISCUSSION 2.1 ATNS’ Central Airspace Management Unit (CAMU) in Johannesburg works closely with the South African Weather Services (SAWS) and Air Traffic Services Units (ATSU) nationally to minimize disruptions caused by weather. (...) In such scenarios the increase in workload is caused by:  Non standard traffic flow – the traffic flow is irregular and not easy to anticipate because of the changing intensity of cells, both vertically and horizontally, the situational awareness of the flight crew and routing decisions they take based on the display on their weather radar.  Reduction in available airspace – controllers will have less airspace volume available for conflict resolution tasks with a consequent impact on sector capacity;  New conflict points – new random crossing points are likely to occur as a result of the disrupted and non-standard traffic patterns;  Increased frequency occupancy time – radio-communication is usually prolonged due to the necessity to clarify the details associated with the avoidance actions as well as revised onward routing clearances resulting in the usage of non standard Radio Telephony (RT).  Increased manual (telephone) coordination – telephone coordination with adjacent sectors or ATSU is likely to increase due to the necessity to coordinate the details associated with the avoidance actions (change of routes and flight levels);  Rapidly changing situation – isolated Cb cells can quickly evolve into a squall line and make navigation through the line of Cbs increasingly challenging for the pilots;  Degradation of RVSM capability – convective weather conditions are associated with moderate to severe turbulence, hence it might be advisable to downgrade the RVSM airspace and introduce 2000 ft vertical separation in areas with reported severe turbulence;  Lack of information about traffic in own sector (not on frequency) – situations may arise when traffic deviating from its planned/cleared flight route, due to bad weather, penetrates (or flies close to the boundary of) another sector’s airspace without prior notification of the controller in charge of that sector who is not aware of crew’s intentions;  Limited applicability of radar vectoring - use of radar vectoring to resolve potential traffic conflicts might be limited due to crew inability to maintain the required headings.
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Score: 1214364.3 - https://www.icao.int/WACAF/Doc...G/2013/atm-met-tf1/IP08_en.pdf
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Amid Spike in Extreme Weather Events, Secretary-General's Observance Message Calls for Stronger Disaster Risk Governance to Build Safer, More Resilient World | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Meetings Coverage and Press Releases Search the United Nations Search Advanced Search Toggle navigation Home Secretary-General Latest Press Releases Press Conferences General Assembly Latest Meetings Coverage Press Releases Security Council Latest Meetings Coverage Press Releases Press Conferences Economic and Social Council Latest Meetings Coverage Press Releases International Court of Justice United Nations Print Press Release SG/SM/20335 12 October 2020 Secretary-General Statements and Messages Amid Spike in Extreme Weather Events, Secretary-General's Observance Message Calls for Stronger Disaster Risk Governance to Build Safer, More Resilient World Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, observed on 13 October: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention to the importance of strengthening disaster risk reduction.  (...) We will see more of this. Extreme weather events have risen dramatically over the past two decades.  Yet, we have seen little progress on reducing climate disruption and environmental degradation.  Bad situations only get worse without good disaster risk governance.
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Score: 1212941.2 - https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sgsm20335.doc.htm
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“He’s had asthma since birth. When it gets bad his breathing becomes heavy and his face turns blue, and we have to give him oxygen or take him to the hospital,” Samira, 30, explains. (...) “He’s had asthma since birth. When it gets bad his breathing becomes heavy and his face turns blue." (...) “For heating for example, especially with the harsh weather here, it will be of great help in dealing with my son’s condition.”
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Score: 1205282.2 - https://www.unhcr.org/uk/news/...aced-syrians-brace-winter.html
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