WMO Adopts a Resolution Governing the International Exchange of Meteorological and Related Data and Products* On 22 June 1995, the 12th World Meteorological Concern about these problems led the 11th World Congress (Cg—XII) approved a resolution on an inter- Meteorological Congress, held in 1991, to requestthat national data exchange policy and practice that incor- studies be conducted to develop proposals for future porates the main elements sought by the United policies on the commercialization of meteorological States. services. That request resulted in the WMO Executive More than a decade ago, various nations' meteoro- Council forming a Working Group on Commercializa- tion of Meteorological and Hydrological Services logical services began to feel threatened by the ap- (WGCOM). WGCOM met three times and in October pearance of weather data and products in newspapers 1994 finalized a draft resolution for consideration at and on radio and television provided by foreign, private Cg-XI I that proposed WMO adopt a two-tier system of sector weather companies. In response to the reac- international exchange of meteorological and related tions and concerns of those members, the World data and products. The first tier would have consisted Meteorological Organization (WMO) began discuss- of a mandatory set of
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Aug 1, 1995
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