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Latest News

Call for papers: 2nd JCOMM Scientific and Technical Symposium on Storm Surges

Symposium Storm SurgesThe  2nd JCOMM Scientific and Technical Symposium on Storm Surges will be held in Key West, Florida, USA, on 8-13 November 2015. It is to be held in conjunction with the 14th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting. 

This joint meeting is sponsored by the Taylor Engineering Research Institute at the University of North Florida, Environment Canada and the WMO-IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM).

Information on meeting logistics and registration details.


WMO is recruiting Scientific Officer (P4), Geneva, Switzerland

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is recruiting a Scientific Officer (P4) for Joint WMO/IOC technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) and relevant responsibilities.  The post will be based at the Marine Meteorology and Ocean Affairs (MMO) Division, Weather and Disaster Risk Reduction Services (WDS) Department of WMO, Geneva, Switzerland.  

Applications are invited by 31 December 2014, and further details can be found at WMO vacancies website as VN1914E.



JCOMM secretariat position at IOC, Paris

IOC/UNESCO is presently recruiting a Programme Specialist positions for Tsunami Early Warning and Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) data and services activities, based in Paris, France at the headquarters of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (vacancy SC 435).

Applications are due 9 November 2014 and can be accessed at the UNESCO Careers page »


The 11th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures

The ICOPMAS Secretariat holds the 11th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS 2014) in Tehran, Iran, from 24 to 26 November 2014, under the theme of "Coastal Areas, Opportunities & Challenges".

This conference seeks to provide an appropriate ground for exchange of the latest scientific innovations and technical executive achievements by gathering engineers, designers, scientists and researchers in the field of coasts, ports and marine structures. Those who are interested in this event are invited to contact directly the ICOPMAS Secretariat via e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone (+98(21) 882 067 74), or visit the conference website by clicking here.

Further information can also be found at the conference brochure.


Year 2013 Ranked Sixth Warmest since Global Record


The year 2013 tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest since global record started 1850. The WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2013 reported that the year witnessed vivid extremesof droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones, which left the world losses and catastrophes. The overall warming trend was also observed and highlighted by the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, where human activities were warned of greenhouse gas emissions.

Human beings now have a better understanding of their impacts on climate change.  The Statement assessed status of global climate and observed extreme events, considering both atmospheric and oceanographic Essential Climate Variables (ECVs).  We must carry on our efforts for enhanced preparedness, improved early warning systems and a strengthened multi-hazard approach to disaster risk reduction. 

JCOMM Upcoming Events

Fifth Session of the Expert Team on Marine Climatology (ETMC)
22 - 25 June 2015
Geneva, Switzerland

Fifth International Workshop of Port Meteorological Officers
20 - 24 July 2015
Vina del Mar, Chile

Hosted by
UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE Oostende, Belgium