The IAO supports the transfer of
NWS technologies to countries throughout the world to
advance the capabilities of foreign governments in the
areas of meteorology and hydrology. IAO staff evaluates,
designs, implements, and manages projects worldwide.
In this role, the IAO organizes and manages project
teams from the NWS, other U.S. government agencies or
the private sector. Many of these projects are funded
directly by other U.S. government agencies (e.g., U.S.
Agency for International Development, USAID), international
banks, or the countries themselves. Therefore, IAO works
closely with both funding agencies and countries when
A listing of developing, current, and past project can be found HERE. For more information on these projects, please contact
The process followed by the IAO
The projects are run through agreements with the countries or with any of the other funding sources. To see the process normally followed in developing a project please click on the graphic below.
The types of projects coordinated by IAO include
A listing of developing, current, and past project can be found HERE.
Presentation of completed projects by the IAO
For an interactive audio visual presentation that details selected projects completed by the IAO please contact