HKO: Community Weather Information Network Wins Royal Meteorological Society Award

HKO: Community Weather Information Network Wins Royal Meteorological Society Award

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1 July 2011
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The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) has been given the prestigious 2010 Vaisala Award for Weather Observing and Instrumentation by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) for the Community Weather Information Network (Co-WIN), jointly set up by the HKO and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK Poly U). The award was presented to the Director of the HKO, Mr Shun Chi-ming, and the Head of the Department of Applied Physics of HK Poly U, Professor Helen Chan, at the RMetS Conference on June 29 (UK time) in Exeter, UK.

The RMetS's Vaisala Award, presented every two years, was given to the HKO and HK Poly U in recognition of their joint effort in raising community awareness toward weather and climate through the establishment of Co-WIN in Hong Kong. In its citation for the award, the RMetS highlighted Co-WIN's success in enabling people of all ages, in particular schoolchildren, to appreciate the elements through hands-on activities in running weather stations. Apart from weather-data sharing, Co-WIN also provides a platform for the exchange of observational experiences and for the organisation of related educational activities. The RMetS also recognised Co-WIN's achievement in demonstrating how groups can work together to deliver high-quality community education on weather and climate for the benefit of all.>> More

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