Pune, 22nd March 2023: As part of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) 150th-anniversary celebrations and World Meteorological Day on March 23 (Thursday), the Office of Climate Research and Services (CR&S), India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, will conduct a Meteorological Exhibition and a webinar. The exhibition will showcase various activities of CR&S Pune to demonstrate the essential contribution of weather, climate, and hydrological services to the safety and well-being of society.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by the Head of CR&S, KS Hosalikar, and feature live demonstrations of meteorological and seismological instruments, a segment where students can take their own weather observations, and a short documentary film on the “Expedition to Antarctica.” The exhibition will be open to the public from 10:30 AM to 05:00 PM.
In addition to the exhibition, a webinar on “Aviation Meteorology for Safe, Efficient and Cost-effective Air Navigation Services” is also organized by Dr. R. Suresh, former Head of the Regional Meteorological Centre Chennai, India Meteorological Department. The webinar will be broadcast on the IMD Pune YouTube channel and provide insights on the importance of aviation meteorology in ensuring safe, efficient, and cost-effective air navigation services.
The activities conducted by CR&S Pune aim to increase public awareness about weather, climate, and climate change and the essential role of meteorological services in addressing associated challenges and seizing opportunities. This year’s World Meteorological Day theme, “The future of weather, climate, and water across generations,” will highlight the need for urgent action to slash emissions and ensure that future generations can survive and thrive on our planet.