Yesterday, the meteorological observatory of the Puy-de-Dôme received the prestigious Global Gaw (Global Atmosphere Watch) label, from the World Meteorological Organization.
The Global Gaw stamp provides international recognition to the laboratory and ensures long term durability and efficiency to the meteorological research in the region. As it was demonstrated during this celebration, the Puy-de-Dôme observatory deserves to reach this global status being now a part of the very restricted membership of GAW organization that only counts about 30 members around the world. The observatory has been bringing a lot of hard work in the meteorological field of research for long decades to gather, over years, significant data about our environment, and brought answers to global issues.
Many were those who came to celebrate this fully deserved recognition. The event started with several speeches and tributes about the significance and impact of the meteorological research, the importance of the GAW project, and honoring the long history of the observatory. Amongst others, the president of the UBP Mr. Mathias Bernard, representatives of the GAW Mr. Geir Braathen and Mr. Paulo Laj, LaMP-LMV-OPGC representatives Mr. Joël Van Baelen and Mr. Patrick Bachelery, representatives of the CNRS and the Conseil Départemental of the Puy-de-Dôme were present.
The second half of the afternoon led all the attendees to the top of the Puy-de-Dôme, to visit the inside of the laboratory.