HK holds int'l aeronautical meteorology meeting

17:34, February 03, 2010      

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More than 100 world experts in aviation meteorology are taking part in the 14th session of the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which began in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The session, which continues until Feb. 10, marks the first time a major international meeting on aeronautical meteorology has been held in Asia.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Secretary-General of WMO Michel Jarraud highlighted issues that had significant impact on providing aviation weather services in the 21st century.

These included the development of the New Terminal Forecast for the wider terminal area of busy airports, the implementation of a quality management system for aviation weather service and addressing the link between aviation and climate.

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong Rita Lau commended the Hong Kong Observatory for its dedication to the provision of quality aviation weather services which upheld Hong Kong's position as a leading aviation hub in the region.

CAeM is a technical commission of WMO looking after the application of meteorology to aviation with the objective of providing meteorological support to meet the requirements of aviation for safe, economic and efficient air navigation.

The commission is held every four years to discuss the progress and future development in the provision of aviation weather services.

Source: Xinhua
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