International Monsoons Project Office launched

What is the News?

The Union Minister of Earth Sciences has launched the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) on the occasion of National Science Day 2022.

What is the International Monsoons Project Office?

The International Monsoons Project Office(IMPO) will be hosted at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM),Pune.

The IMPO is India’s contribution to global monsoon research coordination.

It would support activities and connections related to international monsoon research that would be identified and fostered under the leadership of the World Climate Research Programme and the World Weather Research Programme.

What is the significance of setting up IMPO?

The setting up of IMPO in India would mean expanding an integrated scientific approach to solve the seasonal variability of monsoons, enhancing the prediction skill of monsoons and cyclones and strengthening monsoon research for better support operations and services.

What is the World Climate Research Programme(WCRP)?

It is an international programme that helps to coordinate global climate research.

It was established in 1980, under the joint sponsorship of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), and has also been sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO since 1993.

What is the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP)?

The programme is coordinated by WMO. It focuses on advancing and promoting research in weather, its prediction and its impact on society.

Source: This post is based on the article International Monsoons Project Office launchedpublished in PIB on 28th February 2022.

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