The 8th Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference is opened in Russia

19-10-2017Source:China Meteorological News Press

On October 18, 8th Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference (AOMSUC) was inaugurated in Vladivostok, Russia. Mr. Yu Xinwen, Deputy Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) attended the conference.

AOMSUC was initiated by CMA in 2009 and serves as a major communicative mechanism for regional meteorological satellites and their application. Russia is tasked with hosting this conference for the first time. Participatory institutions and organizations include CMA, Japan Meteorological Administration (JMA), Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) of Indonesia, WMO, GEO, NOAA, EUMETSAT, and so on.

Mr Yu Xinwen remarked at the opening ceremony that meteorological satellites played an instrumental role in disaster prevention and reduction. CMA is the major contributor to WMO space programme and attaches vital importance to satellite application and collaboration with Asian and Oceanian countries. FY-4A and TANSAT were successfully blast off on December, 2016. CMA will give impetus to relevant satellite data sharing and application in line with infrastructure construction and connectivity required by “Belt and Road” Initiative.

Participants will conduct in-depth exchanges in fields such as current and prospective meteorological satellite projects as well as data acquisition and application.

Mr. Yu Xinwen also visited Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring and Far Eastern Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute (FERHRI). (Oct. 19)

Reporter: Yu Jun

Editor: Liu Shuqiao