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Thursday, March 19, 2015

PAGASA 150th year and Climate Knowledge for Climate Action #WorldMetDay

DOST-PAGASA 150th Year Anniversary and World/National Meteorological Day Celebration

Theme:  Climate Knowledge for Climate Action

Program of Activities
23 March 2015, 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Aerobics or Zumba and Fun Games, Flag Ceremony and Thanksgiving Mass
Multi-purpose Hall

Central Office to Quezon City Elliptical Road

Cutting of Ribbons/Opening of Exhibit (PAGASA Then and Now)
Main Office Lobby

Press Launch of PAGASA’s New Products and Services
Amihan Conference Room

Scientific Forum
WMO Regional Training Room

Employees Loyalty Award
Multi-purpose Hall

Conferment of 2015 Wind Vane Award
Main Office Lobby

The World Meteorological Organization, as the successor of the International Meteorological Organization, created in 1873, has its fundamental mission to support the countries of the world in providing meteorological and hydrological services to protect life and property from natural disasters related to weather, climate and water, to safeguard the environment, and to contribute to sustainable development. This cannot happen without the necessary observations, research and operations that develop the understanding and knowledge of weather and climate.

Since 1961, World Meteorological Day has commemorated the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization and the essential contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society. Each year, the celebrations focus on a theme of topical interest.

The theme for this year, “Climate knowledge for climate action,” provides an opportunity to take stock of the climate knowledge built in the last decades as an essential base to support the path towards more ambitious action to address climate change and climate variability.

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