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Source:China Meteorological News Press23-09-2014

With World Meteorological Organization(WMO)Regional Meteorological Training Center (RTC)-Nanjing and its Beijing branch, CMA contributes to the capacity building of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs).


WMO RTC Nanjing located at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (former Nanjing Institute of Meteorology). The Centre has held 83 international training courses and 2 international conference and 27 bilateral training courses by September 2014.More than 2300 meteorologists and hydrologists have been trained, many of them having gone on to become key figures in their respective National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHSs), including a number of leaders of the NMHSs. UNESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee appointed the Training Centre as a training centre of Typhoon Committee in February 2012.

A group photo of trainees from the 4th training course on nowcasting in TRC-Beijing in May, 2013.

The major courses offered at the Centre follow the demand of developing countries for providing timely accuracy forecast and early warning of weather and climate for sustainable development . The Centre pays close attention to teaching quality, focus on severe weather, climate monitoring and warning, disaster prevention and mitigation, radar meteorology, satellite meteorology, agro-meteorology, climate change and climate information services as well as High-Tech application meteorology. Lecturers of the Centre are from experienced professors and experts from both home and abroad. In order to combine theory with practice, the Centre is equipped with several bases for weather forecasting, atmospheric sounding and agro-meteorology.