On September 25, participants from Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) gathered in China Meteorological Administration (CMA), Beijing to discuss in terms of FY-2 satellite data reception, product application, and technical exchanges needs.
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On the occasion of the 15th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, the second China-ASEAN Meteorological Forum, which themed as “Monitor Regional Meteorological Disasters and Share Their Information”, was opened in Nanning of Guangxi on September 12. This forum aims to promote technical interaction in meteorological operations and enhance cooperation for regional meteorological disaster preparedness and disaster risk management. The representatives from China Meteorological Administration (CMA), National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMSs) of Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and other international organizations such as ESCAP and Typhoon Committee attended this forum.
According to the FOCAC Beijing Action Plan (2019-2021) passed on September 4 during the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), China made the commitment that it is willing to continue to provide Fengyun meteorological satellite data and products, and necessary technical support for African countries, furnish meteorological and remote sensing application infrastructure and educational assistance, support the implementation of African meteorological (weather and climate services) strategies, and enhance their capabilities of disaster prevention and reduction as well as response to climate change.
The World Meteorological Organization and the China Meteorological Administration have set up a trust fund to underpin regional cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative.
The trust fund will facilitate implementation of an agreement signed in 2017 to promote meteorological support for the initiative. This includes work in disaster risk reduction, climate services, integrated observation, research and capacity development by reinforcing regional meteorological exchanges and collaboration, to upgrade regional disaster monitoring,...
On 21:07 p.m. BJT, June 5, the Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite, carried by a Long March-3A rocket, was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. As the westernmost on-duty satellite in geostationary meteorological satellites layout of China, FY-2H can provide custom-made services for countries along “Belt and Road” territories, and data support for weather prediction and disaster prevention and mitigation.