CMA continues to deepen the reform of meteorological education, accelerate innovation in meteorological technology, and strengthen the cultivation of meteorological talents. As of 2023, it has signed cooperation agreements with 29 universities to jointly carry out disciplinary construction, talent cultivation, scientific research, and platform construction. From 2018 to 2023, CMA has received over 4600 graduates and established a high-quality meteorological talent team with atmospheric science as the mainstay and a variety oforganically integrated specialities.
Through CMA-University Cooperation mechanism, 1058 research projects have been completed, with a total funding of nearly 600 million yuan. Nearly 300 achievements from CMA-University cooperation have been transformed and applied in key operational fields such as weather, climate, and climate change, and 62 scientific researchachievementshave been awarded provincial and ministerial level science and technology awards.
CAMS is a comprehensive research institution that holds a leading position in meteorological sciences. With the aim to supporting meteorological operational services, it focuses on the basic research, the applied research and forward-looking technical research and endeavors to explore the key technical hurdles. It also undertakes theoretical research and technological innovation in meteorology to address the forefront of meteorological science and technology. Each professional meteorological research institute mainly highlights its professional characteristics, and is a national center for scientific and technological innovation and a talent highland in its own advantageous professional field, hence making contributions to the development of national operations.The National Meteorological Science Data Center provides meteorological basic data services to over a hundred colleges and universities, and provincial meteorological services have also established various forms of training and internship mechanisms with relevant universities.
With the purpose of "integrating science and education for innovative development", CMA is making efforts to create a brand new situation of pragmatic, efficient, mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation. In 2023, a national meteorological science and education integration and innovation alliance was established, consisting of 31 universities, the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 15 subordinate units under CMA, the Secretariat of the Chinese Meteorological Society, and 10 provincial (autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government) meteorological services, totaling 58 units.