CMA and UK Met Office signed MOU to enhance cooperation

25-03-2014 Source:China Meteorological News Press

JWG-8 session between CMA and UK Met Office was held in Beijing.

CMA and UK Met Office signed the new MOU.


On Mar.25, the eighth session Joint Working Group (JWG) on cooperation in the field of atmospheric science and technology between China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and Met Office of United Kingdom was held in Beijing.


Mr John Hirst, Chief Executive of Met Office and Co-chair of the JWG attended the session. Dr Zheng Guoguang, Administrator of CMA chaired the meeting. Ms Jiao Meiyan, Deputy Administrator of CMA attended the meeting.


Dr. Zheng extended his warm welcome on behalf CMA saying that CMA attached great importance to cooperation with Met Office. Since the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of atmospheric science and technology signed in 1991, CMA and Met Office have developed fruitful cooperation on climate science, numerical forecast, satellite data assimilation, observation, meteorological observation, education and training, service delivery for the Olympic Games and others. The collaboration has effectively helped the modernization of China's meteorological service.   

Dr. Zheng made his speech in the session.


Meanwhile, Dr. Zheng  thanked all those who have contributed to the cooperation between CMA and Met Office. He hopes the cooperation and exchanges will be enhanced in the future, more results from the collaboration will be put in operation, and the cooperation could continue to benefit the two peoples and international meteorological development.


John Hirst expressed his views on met cooperation between CMA and Met Office.


John Hirst expressed that meteorological undertaking of China has achieved great progress in past several decades. The two agencies have acquired some achievement and faced the common opportunity and challenge, so he hoped the cooperation in the fields of meteorological science and technology would continue to be strengthened.


In the session, two sides signed the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU indicates CMA and Met Office will deepen the cooperation in three aspects including climate science and climate services, seamless systems of numerical weather prediction and climate, and  satellite observations and applications. The long-term cooperative relationship between National Meteorological Center of CMA and Hadly Center of UK, CMA Training Center and UK Meteorological College will be set up.


Yesterday, the delegation of UK Met Office visited National Meteorological Center, National Climate Center, and National Meteorological Satellite Center in Beijing. (Mar.25)


Editor Hao Jing

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