The 3rd Workshop "Operational Climate Prediction" (OCP-3) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO/WMO) will take place at the IPMA headquarters in Lisbon, between the 20th and 22nd of September. In the 19th and 23rd will take place the experts meetings of the WMO (ET-OCPS and ET-CSISO).
In this event organized by the WMO, with IPMA´s support and participation, will be addressed and discussed the following topics:
More than 80 experts and researchers will be present, coming from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (SMHN), the WMO Global Operational Forecast Centers (WMO-GPCs), universities and research centers around the world (covering the six regions of the WMO).
Long-term forecasting is one of the key areas for climate services, helping people, companies and decision-makers to mitigate risks, reduce losses and develop business opportunities in various sectors of activity. At a global level, one of the major contributions is related to catastrophe risk reduction and anticipatory action, making it possible to predict with a few months in advance the possible impacts in various regions of the world. This is relevant, for example, for planning and deploying humanitarian aid in regions that will potentially be impacted by drought or unusually heavy rainfall.
IPMA´s President, Miguel Miranda, will lead the opening session.