The Observatory is committed to raise public awareness towards the impacts of weather on outdoor activities. As before, the Observatory rendered full support to the "Mountaineering Safety Promotion Day" organized by the Civil Aid Service (CAS) to promote hiking safety to the public along with other co-organizing Government departments and mountaineering organizations. Through exhibition and games, the Observatory highlighted the precautions to be taken during hiking activities under different kinds of weather and introduced ways to obtain relevant weather information.
In conjunction with this event, the Observatory staff delivered a talk about weather impacts on outdoor activities to members of the Auxiliary Force of the CAS. Furthermore, a total of five members of the Observatory's staff and volunteers of the "Friends of the Observatory" successfully completed the training courses organized by the CAS, and were appointed "Hiking Safety Leaders" or "Hiking Safety Ambassadors" who could help promote hiking safety to the public in the future.