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SDS-WAS Survey

by Francesco Benincasa last modified Feb 15, 2019 10:39 AM

Office of the P. R. with WMO

Dear Sir/Madam

Responding to a WMO survey conducted in 2005, more than forty WMO Member countries expressed interest in participating in activities to improve capacities for more reliable sand and dust storm monitoring, forecasting and assessment. In 2008, the 60th Executive Council of WMO launched the Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS), structured through different Regional Centers. In particular, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) in partnership with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), hosts the SDS-WAS Regional Center for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe (https://sds-was.aemet.es).

In view of the feasibility and the need to begin developing operational services beyond the scope of R&D, the 65th Session of the Executive Council designates the consortium formed by AEMET and the BSC to create the first Regional Specialized Meteorological Center with activity specialization on Atmospheric Sand and Dust Forecast with the mission to generate and distribute dust predictions for Northern Africa (north of equator), Middle East and Europe. The Center, called Barcelona Dust Forecast Center (BDCF - https://dust.aemet.es) started operations in February 2014.

We are writing now to request you to complete this survey in order to improve our services and better adapt them to the needs of the different National Meteorological and Hydrological Services.

In case the institution responsible for the observation and prediction of airborne dust in your country is not yours, we would appreciate you to forward this survey to the concerned institution.

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