• Global Monsoon Research Hub

    IMPO provides consolidated support to global monsoon research coordination from weather to climate change time scales, under WMO's World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and WMO co-sponsored World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

    The IMPO closely coordinates its work with the relevant governing structures, including WWRP SSC and WGTMR, and WCRP JSC and SSGs of CLIVAR, GEWEX and SPARC.

  • CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel

    The CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel coordinates monsoons research between GEWEX and CLIVAR, including the role of convection and land surface in the monsoons, as well as ocean-atmosphere interactions.

    IMPO provides the primary support to the Monsoons Panel, on behalf of both CLIVAR and GEWEX, and also promotes its collaboration with other monsoon-relevant activities of both WWRP and WCRP.

  • Monsoons Panel Working Groups

    The Monsoons Panel has a structure of 3 regional working groups focusing on Asian-Australian Monsoons, African Monsoons and American Monsoons.

    These working groups lead regionally focused monsoon research in each of the three areas of globe. The Panel fosters a global view of the monsoons, coordinating the regional working groups, and facilitate linkages among international research efforts.

  • Cross-Panel Coordination

    IMPO proactively supports the cross-panel coordination on monsoon research, and helps linking the Monsoons Panel with the monsoon-related activities of different regional ocean panels of CLIVAR, land-atmosphere panels of GEWEX and the atmospheric composition activities of SPARC. IMPO also supports the WWRP WGTMR monsoon activities, International Workshop series on Monsoons, etc.



The International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO), hosted by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, is India's contribution to global monsoon research coordination. The IMPO functions as an International Project Office of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO's) World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the WMO/IOC-UNESCO/ISC World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).


  • WCRP Climate Research Forum for Southern Asia

    A WCRP Climate Research Forum for Southern Asia is being organized online on 30 November 2021 (09:00 to 12:30 UTC), with the theme "Climate research priorities for the next decade". This is one in a series of regional forums to facilitate exchange ideas, discuss new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and explore ways that scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users of climate science can engage to meet the emerging challenges. For more information and registration, click here.

  • Seventh WMO International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-7)

    IWM-7 is being organized at New Delhi, India, jointly by IMD, MoES and WWRP WGTMR, in cooperation with the CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel of WCRP and IMPO hosted by IITM. The workshop is scheduled to be held during 23-26 March 2022. For more information and abstract submission, visit the workshop website here.