Welcome to InterMET Asia 2017 from Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the WMO
InterMET Asia is the only dedicated weather and climate services event for the Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. The event aims to foster public-private sector co-operation and collaboration in the process of building resilience & adaptability to extreme weather & climate change. It brings together the global weather and climate enterprise, weather affected organisations in the public and private sectors, international development agencies, and a senior audience from more than 40 countries, including:
- Representatives of national meteorological agencies
- Commercial technology companies and providers of data services
- Weather affected activities in the private and public sectors
- International development and donor agencies
- The insurance and reassurance industry and the investment community.
Some of the participants in the World Bank-GFDRR Special Session on 23 March, 2017
The InterMET Asia -Extreme Weather Expo Exhibition took place on 21 and 22 March 2017 at the Suntec Exhibition & Conference Centre in Singapore and comprised more than 40 top meteorology technology companies and forecasting service providers. The Conference ran from 21 – 23 March and incorporated Special Sessions held in conjunction with the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery (GFDRR) which were dedicated to public-private sector co-operation in the provision of extreme weaether impact forecasting services.
The major focus of InterMET Asia – Extreme Weather Expo is the forecasting, mitigation and management of the social, economic and financial impact of extreme weather events on key sectors, including: agriculture and food production; manufacturing; energy generation & conservation; human and animal health; transport; mining & exploration; tourism, leisure & sport; and the urban environment.
This blog has been created to host the InterMET Asia conference programme.