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GCC to use China’s expertise in weather monitoring system

GCC to use China’s expertise in weather monitoring system

A discussion on the particulars of the agreement with CMA was carried out at the not too long ago held 11th meeting of the Cooperation Council for GCC Permanent Committee of Meteorology and Climate in Salalah among August 27 and 28.

The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) hosted the occasion which saw all Permanent Representatives of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and heads of meteorological solutions in the member states.

Speaking to Muscat Daily
, Dr Juma al Maskari, Director General of Meteorology at PACA, stated, “In the meeting, GCC countries discussed details of the agreement with CMA. The reason for initiating this move is because China is one of the countries that has a lot of expertise in the field of meteorology. They offer excellent training facilities and are among the few countries in the world that are simultaneously operating both geostationary and polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. They also play an important role in weather forecasts, climate predictions, eco-environment and natural disaster monitoring.”

China is usually hit by meteorological disasters, stated Dr Maskari. “CMA today provides accurate and timely weather forecasts and warnings in order to improve the capability of the whole society in preventing disastrous events for ensuring the maximum protection of life and property.”
On the unified meteorological law, he stated, “There should be one institution in every country that is reliable and authentic in providing weather related updates to the general public. A unified law can deter the presence of such institutions that can give misleading information related to weather.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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