At the invitation of the Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the delegation from Ukraine took part in the II part of the first session of the Commission on Observations, Infrastructure and Information Systems of WMO (INFOCOM-1), which was held on the basis of a virtual platform from 9 to 13 November.
The delegation included: Olga Dubrovina, the head of the meteorology department of the Central Geophysical Observatory named after B. Sreznevsky of the SES of Ukraine, Natalia Golenya, Deputy Head of the Meteorological Forecasting Department of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center of the SES of Ukraine, Vyacheslav Manukalo, the Head of the Standardization Sector of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute of the SES of Ukraine and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Adviser on Hydrology of the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the WTO; Ilya Perevozchikov, leading specialist of the hydrological forecasts department of Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center; Ruslan Revyakin, the Head of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center. Overall, more than 200 participants took part in the INFOCOM-I session.
During the INFOCOM-1 session, more than 30 documents were considered and adopted, which summarize the work on formation of the commission and its subsidiary working bodies - standing committees and research groups, contain plans for further work of the commission and its subsidiary bodies and also determine the directions of scientific and technical policy of WMO for the next 10-15 years
The program documents adopted at the session encompass issues the composition and operation of hydrometeorological observation networks and information systems. Particular attention was paid to the importance of aerological, marine meteorological, hydrological observations and works. Representatives of hydrometeorological organizations of the SES of Ukraine took part in the preparation of draft documents. The documents meet the interests of Ukraine and are aimed at improving the ability of hydrometeorological organizations to perform their tasks and functions.