Report of El Niño 2015 Conference Released 1 April 2016

Report of El Niño 2015 Conference Released

A multimedia report is now available for the 2015 El Niño Conference held November 17-18, 2015 in Palisades, NY. NOAA's Climate Program Office co-sponsored this conference, in partnership with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

CPO director provides U.S. leadership on the Global Framework for Climate Services 16 June 2014

CPO director provides U.S. leadership on the Global Framework for Climate Services

Wayne Higgins, Director of the NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO), leads U.S. engagement in the Global Framework for Climate Services through his role as the U.S. principal to the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services (IBCS).

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