23 March: World Meteorological Day
The World Meteorological Day (WMD) 2015 was observed across the world on 23 March 2015. The theme for the WMD 2015 is Climate Knowledge for Climate Action.
The theme assumes significance in the backdrop of necessity to disseminate Climate Change related knowledge to take up appropriate mitigation and adaptation actions.
Every year on the occasion of WMD, awards for meteorological research are also given. These awards include The International Meteorological Organization Prize, Professor Dr. Vilho Vaisaila Award and The Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award.
23 March is celebrated as World Meteorological Day to commemorate the entry into force of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Convention in 1950 aimed at creating the organisation.
WMO became the UN's specialized agency for meteorology, operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences in 1951. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873. At present, WMO is represented by 189 member states and territories.
The theme for World Meteorological Day 2014 was Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth.
When: 23 March 2015
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