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International Projects

In recent years, MeteoSwiss has been involved in international projects, thereby supporting developing countries and emerging economies in the weather and climate sector.

Below are two international cooperative projects in which MeteoSwiss has worked closely with national and international partners:

Climandes

Enlargement: Farmers with typical Andean clothing working in the field. They are the target group of Climandes.
Farmers working in the field.
© Enrique Castro-Mendívil / PromPerú

The purpose of the CLIMANDES project was to develop climate-related services for the Peruvian context (with an emphasis on agriculture) and to improve the education of meteorologists in the Andes region. Customised weather and climate forecasts help to ensure that the farming communities are better equipped to deal with the consequences of climate change. The cooperation between MeteoSwiss and the Peruvian meteorological service was funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and coordinated by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

CATCOS

Enlargement: Image of landscape in Central Asia.
Snow cover has a major impact on the climate system.
© U. Jutz

Ten developing countries and emerging economies received help under the CATCOS (Capacity Building and Twinning for Climate Observing Systems) project with setting up a system to collect climate-related data measurements and to continue these data series on a sustainable, long-term basis. Funding: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).