Seyed Masoud Mostafavi Darani has been appointed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a member of drought technical team of the Services Commission.
Other member countries in drought technical team are Slavonia (head of technical team), Australia, Tunisia, India, Brazil, Austria, and United States of America.
According to the head of legal and international affairs of Iran Meteorological Organization, Ladan Jafari Tehrani, parts of responsibilities of drought technical team include drought monitoring, evaluation of decreased outputs of agricultural products due to drought and level of preparedness of member countries against it, standardization of global drought indicators, updating the Handbook of Drought Indicators.
Previously, two faculty members of the Institute of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences in Iran, Mahdi Rahnama and Saviz Sehat Kashani were appointed as the members of WMO's technical teams.
Mahdi Rahnama, the head and faculty member of the Institute of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences becomes a member of the Commission for Cataloguing of Hazardous Events (WMO-CHE) for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental hazards.