NCM and China Meteorological Administration Sign MoC
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) and China Meteorological Administration (CMA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to promote collaboration in the field of meteorological science and technology, and reducing the loss caused by meteorological disasters to social economy.
His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director General of NCM and President of the Regional Association II (Asia) and Mr. Li Jian, Engineer-in-Chief, CMA signed the Memorandum at a special ceremony held on the sidelines of the Regional Conference (RECO) of WMO’s Regional Association II (Asia), hosted by NCM in the UAE capital from 13 to 16 March 2023.
His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director General of NCM and President of the Regional Association II (Asia), said: "We are delighted to sign this Memorandum of Cooperation with the China Meteorological Administration, which marks a significant milestone towards strengthening our cooperation in the field of meteorology.
"This agreement will allow us to share expertise and best practices and to work together towards enhancing the capabilities of our human capital in latest technologies in meteorological observation and forecasting. Such collaborations align with NCM’s priority to deliver better weather forecasting and meteorological services for the benefit of our communities."
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Mr Li Jian, Engineer-in-Chief, CMA, said: “The cooperation between China and the UAE in the field of meteorology has tremendous potential to yield positive outcomes for both sides, especially in the areas of meteorological services, weather forecasting, and disaster management.
"The signing of this agreement today demonstrates our shared commitment to developing more robust and resilient meteorological system in both China and the UAE, while promoting innovation and collaboration to stay abreast with the latest advancements in meteorological research and technologies.”
The scope of cooperation under the Memorandum includes areas such as weather modification technology; FengYun Meteorological Satellite monitoring and remote-sensing applications; weather forecast and exchange of meteorological information; and technical exchange on meteorological telecommunication.
The Memorandum also covers cooperation in areas of climate monitoring, prediction and research on climate change; meteorological observation and instrument; and AI technology in meteorology, among others.
Both sides also agreed to carry forward the mechanism of cooperation by exchanging visits of staff and experts; coopering in scientific research or experimental program; jointly organizing seminars, workshops and lectures; and encouraging other areas of cooperation agreed through consultation between both sides.
The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed during the participation of NCM and CMA at the Regional Conference (RECO) of WMO’s Regional Association II (Asia) which is currently underway in Abu Dhabi with the participation of over 150 delegates including the Ambassadors of RA II Asia’s 35-member countries, key officials from WMO and other UN commissions and offices and the Permanent Representatives of WMO Members from Asia.
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