Prof. Petteri Taalas, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Prof. Petteri Taalas is the Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Professor Taalas was elected in May 2015 as the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for a mandate running from 2016 to 2019 and re-elected for a second term in June 2019.  Before joining WMO he was the Director-General of the Finnish Meteorological Institute 2002-2005, 2007-2015 (National weather, Climate and marine Institute). He has also held positions in International development and scientific fields: Director of Development and Regional Activities Department of WMO, Geneva 2005-2007, Research professor on Remote Sensing/FMI 2000-2002, Senior scientist/scientist at the FMI 1986-1999


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