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Director of the Hong Kong Observatory
Mr SHUN Chi-ming
(Tel. No. : 2926 8221)

Development, Research and Administration Branch
Assistant Director :
Mr LAI Sau-tak, Edwin
(Tel. No. : 2926 8222)

Climate Information Services and Tropical Cyclone Studies
Senior Scientific Officer : Dr LEE Tsz-cheung
(Tel. No. : 2926 8360)
- Climate and meteorological database, data quality checks, and web information portal
- Climate observations, studies, projects and reports
- Climate information services and service development
- Tropical cyclone operational research and forecasting techniques
- Tropical cyclone best track analyses and case review


Geophysics, Time and Marine Meteorological Services
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr MOK Hing-yim
(Tel. No. : 2926 8451)
- Earthquake and tsunami monitoring
- Astronomical information services and time services
- Marine and port meteorological services
- Oceanographic observations and applied research on physical oceanography
- Storm surge forecasting techniques and studies


Climate Forecast Services and Climate Change Studies
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr LEE Sai-ming
(Tel. No. : 2926 8341)
- Climate diagnostics and liaison with climate forecast users
- Coordination and management of paid weather services
- Climate change public education and outreach activities
- Climate change studies
- Seasonal and climate forecasting


Corporate Communication, Publicity and Media Services
Senior Scientific Officer : Ms SONG Man-kuen, Sandy
(Tel. No. : 2926 8336)
- Corporate image building and publicity programmes
- Public education and outreach
- Media liaison and events
- Public opinion surveys
- TV weather service
- Library and publication services

Administrative Services
Chief Executive Officer : Miss NG Po-lin, Letty
(Tel. No. : 2926 8207)
- Buildings, grounds, and office accommodation management; logistic support
- Service-wide and department-specific personnel matters and human resource management
- Finance and accounting; Resource Allocation Exercise
- Procurement of goods and services
- Staff activities and "Happy Business"


Forecasting and Warning Services Branch
Assistant Director :
Dr CHENG Cho-ming
(Tel. No. : 2926 8223)

Forecast Operation
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr LEE Lap-shun
(Tel. No. : 2926 8371)
- Forecast and warning operations for the public and mariners;

- Setting up and management of weather warning systems;

- Provision of meteorological services to government departments;

- Development of forecast and warning service

Service Delivery
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr CHENG Yuen-chung, Armstrong
(Tel. No. : 2926 8358)
- Weather information dissemination;

- Development of weather information services;

- Weather observation and reporting;

- Automation of operations in Hong Kong Meteorological Centre


Forecast Development
Acting Senior Scientific Officer : Mr WONG Wai-kin
(Tel. No. : 2926 8416)
- Development of nowcasting techniques for rainstorm and hazardous weather;

- Operation of nowcasting systems;

- Application of numerical prediction products in forecast and warning services;

- Application of forecast and nowcasting systems in support of special projects and events

Forecast Systems
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr CHAN Sai-tick
(Tel. No. : 2926 8434)
- Meteorological operational systems;
- Meteorological data management;
- Development of digital forecast service;
- International exchange of meteorological data

Information Technology Management
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr LI Sun-wai, Victor
(Tel. No. : 2926 3661)
- Development of the departmental IT plan;
- E-government initiatives and administrative computer services;
- Operation of computer systems and networks;
- Data communication


Aviation Weather Services Branch
Assistant Director : Miss LAU Sum-yee, Sharon

(Tel. No. : 2926 8232)

Airport Meteorological Office
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr CHOY Boon-leung
(Tel. No. : 2926 8431)
- Airport Meteorological Office operation support;

- Meteorological information for airlines, pilots and air traffic management;

- Aeronautical meteorological data links and systems;
- Development of new aviation weather information services;

- Quality management system for aviation weather services and safety oversight


Meteorological Forecast Systems
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr CHAN Pak-wai
(Tel. No. : 2926 8435)
- Development and operation of numerical prediction systems;
- Airport windshear and turbulence alerting systems and services;
-  Airport meteorological observing systems;
- Quality management for aviation meteorological observing systems


Aviation Weather Forecast and Warning Services
Senior Scientific Officer : Dr LI Ping-wah
(Tel. No. : 2926 8437)
- Airport weather observation, forecast and warning services;
- Nowcasting systems in support of meteorological services for the terminal area;

-  Aviation meteorological personnel and skills specialization;
Weather information for general aviation


Radar and Satellite Meteorology
Senior Scientific Officer : Dr WONG Wing-tak
(Tel. No. : 2926 8430)
- Radar and satellite applications and forecast techniques;

- Operation and maintenance of weather radar and meteorological satellite reception systems


Radiation Monitoring and Assessment Branch
Assistant Director : Mr TSUI Kit-chi
(Tel. No. : 2926 8224)

Environmental Radiation Monitoring and Meteorological Measurements
Senior Scientific Officer : Miss LEE Shuk-ming
(Tel. No. : 2926 8421)
- Environmental Radiation Monitoring Programme;
- Radiation laboratory and quality assurance;
- Radiological protection;
- Upper-air sounding;
- Meteorological measurements;
- Maintenance of radiation measuring equipment

Training and Exercises
Senior Scientific Officer : Ms LAM Ching-chi
(Tel. No. : 2926 8441)
- Meteorological training;
- Radiological training and exercises;
- Public education;
- Nuclear accident consequence and assessment

Weather and Radiation Observation Networks
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr TAM Kwong-hung
(Tel. No. : 2926 8414)
- Weather observation network;
- Radiation monitoring network;
- Radiological surveys;
- Maintenance of weather observing equipment

Emergency Preparedness
Senior Scientific Officer : Mr MA Wai-man

(Tel. No. : 2926 8411)
- Operation of Monitoring and Assessment Centre (MAC);
- Departmental contingency plans for nuclear and other security-related emergencies;
- Emergency data management and communication;
- Food and water contamination monitoring systems;
- UV index advisory service


Current page last updated on 4 December 2014