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Administrator met with officer of Met Office on deepening exchange and cooperation

10-10-2018Source:National Meteorological Center

Ms. Liu Yaming talked with Phil Evans, Chief Operating Officer of Met Office.

On October 8, Ms. Liu Yaming, Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) met with Mr. Phil Evans, Chief Operating Officer of Met Office and Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom with WMO in Beijing. Both sides exchanged views on atmospheric scientific cooperation, climate science and service, education and training.

Liu Yaming expresses that CMA and UK Met Office developed long-term cooperation in terms of numerical weather forecast, climate science and service, education and training. Especially, the Climate Science for Service Partnership China (CSSP) programme, which has been jointly sponsored by the Chinese and UK governments, is beneficial for both sides to jointly meet challenges and serve social development. She anticipated that both sides could continue to deepen cooperation, promote the further development of climate science, and jointly address the climate change.

Phil Evans says that the cooperation with the CMA is one of the most successful bilateral relations of UK Met Office. The results of the cooperation are helpful to improve the level of UK meteorological science and technology and provide strong support for the relevant decisions of the UK government. He hopes that the two sides will continue to strengthen exchanges, further promote the implementation of cooperation projects and enhance the ability to tackle with climate services.

So far, the two sides have held nine joint working group meetings and carried out nearly 80 cooperation projects in fields such as climate science, numerical forecast, satellite data assimilation and application, education and training, and observations. The CSSP programme was approved in the Annex of UK-China Joint Statement on Climate Change which was released during the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the UK on the 17 June 2014. (Oct.9)

Editor Hao Jing