World congress confirms Lauder’s expertise


The World Meteorological Organisation Congress has confirmed NIWA's Lauder atmospheric research station as one of Earth's leading providers of upper-air data critical for measuring climate change.

New Zealand's permanent representative to the WMO, MetService CEO Peter Lennox, accepted the official Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN) certification at the WMO's annual congress in Geneva this month.

It's a significant international endorsement of world-class climate and ozone research conducted by scientists at Lauder with weekly soundings of radiosonde balloons and associated ground-based measurements.

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New Zealand’s WMO representative Peter Lennox receives Lauder’s certification from Professor Stephen Briggs, Chairman of the GCOS steering committee.