Worldwide promotional programmes for meteorology
The WMO is actively involved in a number of programmes. In the area of climate, for example, it promotes programmes that facilitate the unrestricted exchange of meteorological and hydrological data. It also promotes the delivery of climate services for the purpose of helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (including tackling poverty, working towards food security, improving public health etc.). The overarching aim in all of this work is to establish a global climate monitoring service. In the area of meteorology, the WMO promotes the standardisation of weather observations, as well as the training of meteorologists. WMO programmes further the application possibilities for meteorological information, such as specialised weather forecasts for aviation or agriculture, or severe weather warnings.