73rd meeting of the Joint Board of the Union State Committee of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Pollution Monitoring
On August 10-11, 2022, the 73rd meeting of the joint board of the Union State Committee on Hydrometeorology and Environmental Pollution Monitoring was held in Irkutsk (Russian Federation).
For reference: for 26 years, the joint board has been a platform for constructive dialogue, solving hydrometeorological issues of Belarus and Russia, exchanging experience, discussing current activities and promising scientific developments, as well as building friendly relations between the two countries.
The meeting was opened by head of Roshydromet Igor Shumakov. Welcoming the participants of the meeting, he noted that the hydrometeorological services of Russia and Belarus, despite the sanctions pressure, remain among the leaders of the world hydrometeorological services. "For the main consumers of our information, both professional and non-professional, nothing has changed. What it cost us, only we know, but, nevertheless, as we were among the world leaders of hydrometeorological services, we remain so," Shumakov said. He also stressed that the hydrometeorological services of Russia and Belarus work as a whole, which also allows overcoming difficulties.
The head of the Belhydromet, Tamara Gomonova, noted that her department receives full support from the Roshydromet. "If we have any questions, we always get in touch and get competent help and support. And in the future we will only deepen our cooperation," she said.
The participants of the event reviewed the program for ensuring hydrometeorological safety in conditions of climate variability and change for 2023-2027, the results of the implementation of the program "Development of the hydrometeorological safety system of the Union State" for 2017-2021. In addition, the agenda of the joint board included reports on "Increasing the number of observation points on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, data from which will be received for international exchange, and practical results achieved as a result of the expansion of the state observation network of the Republic of Belarus", "On the experience of using the CliWare system in the interests of various categories of users and the directions of its further development and modernization; "On the use of satellite data for monitoring the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation" and others.
The next meeting of the joint board of the Union State Committee on Hydrometeorology and Environmental Pollution Monitoring is scheduled to be held in the IV quarter of 2022 in the Republic of Belarus.
Some photos are taken from the website of Roshydromet https://www.meteorf.gov.ru/