WMO International Workshop on CSIS Operations and Coordination in NUIST


From March 21th to 25th, the WMO International Workshop on Climate Services Information System Operations and Coordination was held in NUIST. On the morning of the first day, Jiang Jianqing, the President of NUIST addressed the meeting and Wang Suchun, the executive deputy director of WMO RTC Nanjing presided over the opening ceremony. During the opening ceremony, Dr. Roger Pulwarty, the chairman of the WMO Commission on Climatology Climate Services Information System and Dr. Maxx Dilley, the director of the Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch at the World Meteorological Organization delivered speeches respectively, with the presence of 29 experts and scholars from 20 countries, including the UK, USA, France, Japan, Holland, India, Tanzania, Malaysia, Slovenia, South Korea, Burkina Faso, Niger, Papua New Guinea, etc.

On the opening ceremony, Professor Jiang extended warm welcome to all the participants and briefly introduced NUIST and WMO RTC Nanjing. He pointed out that Climate Services Information System (CSIS) is an important component of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), which synthesizes information streaming from the observation, monitoring, research, modeling and prediction components of the GFCS and creates information, products, predictions and services in an operational mode. Therefore, this system will make essential contribution for improved climate information products at global, regional and national levels.

Meanwhile, Dr. Roger Pulwarty emphasized the aim of the workshop and expressed his thanks to the organizer. Besides, Dr. Maxx Dilley, also extended his wishes to work out an efficient plan on exploring and maintaining the CSIS, making climate service information a bigger part in global food security, agricultural development, water resources management and energy consumption, to which the WMO will provide powerful support with its financial, educational and bilateral resources.

During the four-day workshop, all the experts and scholars will have discussions on the current operation and coordination of CSIS at global, regional and national levels and the long-term and short-term demands which all the participating countries should give priority to, especially on the materials, monitoring, forecasting of climate, on the predications of climate change, on the demand of CSIS and on the work of global and regional climate centers.

To ensure the smooth running of the workshop, the leaders of WMO RTC Nanjing have frequently held special meetings to arrange and coordinate all the preparatory work. All the offices have made good preparations with well-defined duties and collaboration.(Apri.10)

Source: NUIST

Editor: Liu Shuqiao