• 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).


  • WMO and IITM sign Agreement to establish IMPO

    A new agreement was signed between the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Director of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), with the kind approval of the Hon’ble Minister of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India to host an International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) at IITM, initially for five years with effect from 30 July 2021, to support monsoon research activities of the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

  • Training Workshop on S2S Prediction of Monsoons

    An online training workshop on sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction of monsoons will be held from 1 to 12 November 2021. This is in conjunction with the Seventh International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-7), scheduled to be held from 23 to 26 March 2022 in New Delhi, India..