In 2017, meteorological support for Belt and Road Initiative has kick-started the strategic layout, marching into a conscientious and dedicated journey. May 14, 2017 is undoubtedly a landmark date. Ms Liu Yaming, Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA), and Mr. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) signed Letter of Intent between the World Meteorological Organization and the China Meteorological Administration to Promote Regional Meteorological Cooperation and Co-build the Belt and Road. Since then, this Letter of Intention, coupled with initiatives such as Nanning Initiative on China-ASEAN Cooperation in Meteorology and Urumqi Initiative in disaster prevention and reduction and addressing climate change in Central Asia, has established a comprehensive cooperative mechanism and operational framework for serving Belt and Road Initiative.
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Offenbach, 29 December 2017 – In 2017, temperatures in Germany were again significantly warmer than the long-term climate average. It has only been too cold twice in the last 30 years. Furthermore, precipitation and sunshine was slightly higher than normal. This is what the initial analysis by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) of data from its around 2,000 weather stations shows.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched the Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and the Super Low Altitude Test Satellite "TSUBAME" (SLATS) on December 23 from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center.