National Center of Meteorology Announces Participation in COP27
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) announced its participation in the upcoming COP27 as part of the UAE’s official delegation to the event that will run from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Through its participation in the leading global forum for discussions on climate change, NCM aims to highlight its achievements in the field of meteorology and the study of extreme weather events in the context of climate change.
The Center will particularly share its pioneering expertise in advancing rain enhancement science and technology.
At COP27, NCM will announce the research areas identified by the Fifth Cycle of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science, in preparation for the Cycle’s official launch on the sidelines of the 6th International Rain Enhancement Forum in January 2023 in Abu Dhabi.
The NCM team will also hold a series of meetings with key officials and experts in rain enhancement research to demonstrate its potential in achieving global water security.
H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director of NCM, said: “NCM continually seeks opportunities to strengthen its collaboration with like-minded organizations responsible for safeguarding the safety of communities to create awareness about extreme weather events.
"Furthermore, we have gained worldwide recognition for our role in advancing rain enhancement research through the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP), one of the most prominent sustainability initiatives in the world."
H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous also added: “At NCM, it is our priority to raise awareness and promote a rational approach to addressing climate change. Through our participation in COP27, we reiterate the UAE’s commitment to mobilizing collective efforts to deal with climate change.
"COP27 serves as an opportunity to highlight the crucial role of meteorological organizations in using weather prediction models to anticipate the risks of weather events, climate change, and water scarcity, while providing information that contributes to protecting livelihoods."
To monitor climatic conditions around the clock, the NCM has built up an advanced national network of radars and automatic weather stations supervised by experts in weather forecasting and meteorological information.
The Center is also active in educating the members of the society about atmospheric phenomena and climate changes.