The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced the adoption of the Regional Center for Warning of Dust and Sand Storms as a regional center to serve the countries of the region, and granting it full membership in the global steering committee of the World Meteorological Organization for the advisory and evaluation system for warning of sand and dust storms, as a representative of the regional unit of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. .
The CEO of the National Center of Meteorology, supervising the Regional Center for Warning of Dust and Sand Storms, Dr. Ayman Ghulam, explained that the important step reflects the Kingdom’s regional and international efforts related to weather and climate, and its support for the advisory and evaluation system for warning of sand and dust storms under the umbrella of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with the aim of Enabling and enriching collaborative research work aimed at confronting dust and sand phenomena and reducing the risks arising from them. And he indicated that the regional center for warning against dust and sand storms is one of the outputs of the Middle East Green Summit launched by the Crown Prince to contribute to advancing efforts to support the environment, climate and sustainability in the region and the world.
For his part, the Executive Director of the Regional Center for Warning of Dust and Sand Storms, Jamaan Al-Qahtani, expressed his thanks to the World Meteorological Organization for its confidence in the Kingdom represented by the National Center of Meteorology in hosting one of its regional centers specialized in dust and sand storms, indicating the center’s keenness to carry out its role and work in accordance with the regional framework. and international standards followed by the organization to achieve the desired goals.