The NWS administers a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NOAA and the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) for collaboration in the fields of meteorology, hydrology, and oceanography. This MoU was signed in June 2005 in Geneva, Switzerland, by DOC Under Secretary of Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher and Director of Roshydromet, Dr. Alexander I. Bedritsky. The broad objective of this cooperation is to allow the exchange of scientific resources, personnel, and technical knowledge that support the improvement or development of meteorological and hydrologic services for both countries. More information about this MoU can be found by reading this press release.
During the period April 7 - 11, 2008, NOAA NWS hosted the second formal
bilateral meeting with Roshydromet in Silver Spring, MD. A Protocol,
agenda, list of participants, status report of the 2006-07 collaborative
program, and agreed-upon Program of Activities for 2008-09 can be found below.