NOAA's Participation in WSSD|
RANET (Radio and Internet for the Communication of Hydro-Meteorological and Climate Related Information)
Climate and weather play a vital role in many human activities such as agriculture, energy production, wildlife management, disaster mitigation, health and a host of other areas. Technological and scientific advances in recent decades have produced a variety of products that can help humans manage systems sensitive to meteorological events and seasonal variability. Unfortunately, rural and technologically disadvantaged populations—often those most in need of this information—do not always possess the means or training with which to access meteorological products already produced by national, regional and various international organizations and government agencies.
As a result, NOAA supports RANET in its effort to make climate and weather related information more accessible to rural populations and communities, through the use of innovative technologies, expansion of existing networks and training. In addition to the exhibit, NOAA will be conducting outreach at the WSSD to find other potential RANET partners.
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Last Updated: 8/21/02