Jim Douris

– Member of the Steering Group for the ISC project ‘Review of Hazards Definition and Classification’

Before joining the WMO as Scientiic Officer, Jim Douris served in the U.S. Navy for four years, two of which were at sea on an aircraft carrier. More recently, he held positions as a Financial Controller at Credit Suisse bank, Staff Meteorologist at a private weather company in the United States, and served as the Meteorological Station Chief in the United States Air National Guard. Mr. Douris has a Business and Finance degree from the European University and is a trained and certified Meteorologist.

His expertise has led him to contribute to and author several significant publications. Among them are: Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970–2019), WMO- No. 1267, 2021; “Institutional Partnerships in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems: A Compilation of Seven National Good Practices and Guiding Principles”, Maryam Golnaraghi, World Meteorological Organization. Published by: Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2012; Strengthening of Risk Assessment and Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems for Meteorological, Hydrological and Climate Hazards in the Caribbean”: Final report. WMO, 2012.

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