CMA and ECMWF exchanged ideas about pragmatic bilateral cooperation

14-06-2019Source:China Meteorological News Press

From June 9 to 10, Ms. Liu Yaming, Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) visited European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Reading, United Kingdom and carried out exchanges with Florence Rabier, Director-General of ECMWF.

Group Photo of representatives from both sides

Liu Yaming learned about the work, Corpernious Plan, and numerical weather prediction future development strategies, and visited the high performance computing center. Both sides have exchanged ideas about bilateral pragmatic cooperation in multiple fields, and implementation of cooperative projects. They have reached the consensus that both sides should consolidate cooperation, elevate respective capacity as World Meteorological Centre, and make active contributions to global meteorological undertaking, disaster preparedness, and response to climate change.

In 2014, CMA and ECMWF established the bilateral cooperative mechanism. In January, 2019, both sides resumed the cooperative agreement and held the third bilateral meeting in Reading, Britain, and consulted on conducting 12 cooperative plans in terms of fields like numerical weather prediction, sub-seasonal to seasonal climate prediction, satellite data quality control assimilation and application, high performance computing, and so on. (Jun. 14)

Author: Qian Xin

Editor: Liu Shuqiao