National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Louis W. Uccellini, Ph.D  

NWS Director congratulates Dr. Gerhard Adrian on becoming next WMO President

Congratulations are due to Dr. Gerhard Adrian on being elected as the next WMO President. Dr. Adrian currently serves as the President of the German Meteorological Service - Deutscher Wetterdienst. Dr. Uccellini retains his position as the permanent U.S. representative to the WMO and is fully committed to advancing data sharing, improving weather, water and climate predictions, and establishing a more “weather-ready world” in the years ahead.

“I congratulate Dr. Gerhard Adrian on being elected as the next WMO president. I am committed to helping him reach our shared goal of a stronger WMO that provides the best infrastructure and collaboration as the foundation for the international community to meet the forecasting challenges of today and the future. As I continue my role as the U.S. permanent representative to the WMO, I also look forward to working alongside my international colleagues to advance data sharing, improve weather, water and climate predictions, and establish a more weather-ready world.”
-- Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, Director of NOAA’s National Weather Service and
U.S. Permanent Representative to the World Meteorological Organization

*The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations with 193 member States and Territories and is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.