Category Archives: Vlab News

New publication: Vision for the WMO Integrated Global Observing System in 2040

WIGOS is an essential feature of the infrastructure that enables WMO and its Members to accomplish their shared mission of helping to save lives, protect property, increase prosperity throughout the world and provide relevant data and information for policymaking and decision-making in support of sustainable development.

Read more about the evolution of WIGOS in the recent publication Vision for the WMO Integrated Global Observing System in 2040. 

This publication is available to download from the WMO E-library or you can  Read it here

Training Operational Package for Climate Services – TOPaCS

Developed by CNR-IBE with technical support of CNR-IC, the Training Operational Package for Climate Services – TOPaCS – is now fully accessible at https://training.climateservices.it/topacs/

The package consists of 11 freely accessible courses, for a total of 52 lessons, and each course is related to the WMO Competencies Framework for Climate Services Providers. The main goal is to build Knowledge and Skills through customizable learning paths within the Climate Services Competencies framework of WMO, ensuring coherence with other WMO education initiatives.

Learn more about TOPaCS in the video below

Solar Orbiter liftoff

ESA’s new Sun-exploring mission Solar Orbiter lofted to space aboard the US Atlas V 411 rocket from NASA’s spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 04:03 GMT (05:03 CET) on 10 February 2020.

Solar Orbiter, an ESA-led mission with strong NASA participation, carries a set of ten instruments for imaging the surface of the Sun and studying the environment in its vicinity. 

You can read more about the Solar Orbiter mission at https://www.esa.int/solarorbiter