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ITU's Engagement: Monitoring Climate Change


As the steward of the global framework for spectrum, ITU will allocate the necessary radio-frequency spectrum to foster the operation without interference of radiocommunication systems and satellites used for climate monitoring and control, weather forecasting, remote sensing and disaster prediction and detection.

  • The World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs) analyze the spectrum requirements and allocate the necessary radio frequency spectrum for radiocommunication systems and radio based applications employed for environment and climate monitoring including weather forecasting, natural disaster prediction, detection and mitigation.
     
  • The studies carried out by the ITU-R Study Groups, decisions of the Radiocommunication Assemblies and the treaty status decisions of the World Radiocommunication Conferences provide necessary support for the development and operation of different systems involved in climate monitoring, weather and disaster prediction, detection and relief such as:
  • weather satellites that track the progress of hurricanes and typhoons and weather radars for tracking tornadoes, thunderstorms, and the effluent from volcanoes and major forest fires;
     
  • radio-based meteorological aid systems that collect and process weather data; and
     
  • different radiocommunication systems (satellite and terrestrial) used for dissemination of information concerning different natural and man-made disasters.
     

 

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