Aksel C. Wiin-Nielsen - Career

Career

Wiin-Nielsen became the first director of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in January 1974. In 1979, the 8th World Meteorological Congress appointed him to be the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization's third Secretary-General, so he left the ECMWF at the end of that year. He served from 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1983. From 1975 to 1979 he was chairman of The International Commission on Dynamical Meteorology established in its current form by the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics (IAMAP) (now the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, IAMAS) at its plenary session in Zurich, Switzerland in 1967. Wiin-Nielsen also served as President of the European Geophysical Society (EGS, now the European Geosciences Union) from 1990 to 1992 and as director of the Danish Meteorological Institute.

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