Protecting people from sand and dust storms

15 February 2017

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has launched an informative video about the sand and dust storms and the impacts on climate, human health and the environment among other sectors. WMO highlights the importance of evaluating these impacts and developing products to guide preparedness, adaptation and mitigation policies. Barcelona Dust Forecast Center, as partner of WMO, plays a key role in this field, as the video shows.Dust research at BSC is supported by the AXA Research Fund through the AXA Chair on Sand and Dust Storms. Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations , appears in this documentary and stresses the importance of international authorities and national and local organizations working together.

Barcelona Dust Forecast Center is a consortium formed by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) and BSC to create in Barcelona the first Regional Specialized Meteorological Center with activity specialization on Atmospheric Sand and Dust Forecast.

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