On June 16 (local time), a signing ceremony on the Asia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users Conference (AOMSUC) was held in Geneva. Representatives of national meteorological service from China, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Korea and WMO signed a Memorandum aimed to maximize the use of meteorological satellites for sustainable socio-economic development in the Asia-Oceania region. Dr. Zheng Guoguang, Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) signed the Memorandum on behalf of CMA.
Zheng Guoguang is signing the Memorandum.
The annual AOMSUC, launched by CMA in 2010, makes a good performance in enhancing the use of satellite data and products for better weather, climate, and disaster mitigation services. It also sets a good example in regional meteorological cooperation. Furthermore, WMO, Group on Earth Observations (GEO), European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are strong supporters of the AOMSUC.
The signing ceremony spot.
This signing of this Memorandum is bound to invigorate region’s capacity for exploiting satellite data in a cost-effective, collaborative manner, building upon and concentrating existing skills and infrastructure. The involvement of India, the Russian Federation, and Indonesia is expected to give impetus to the regional cooperation. The AOMSUC will contribute more to enhancing the capability of satellite observation and application and providing better meteorological services. (June 20)
Reporter Xu Xianghua
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