The Hong Kong Observatory and the Shanghai Meteorological Service signed a Co-operation Plan in Beijing on 29 February 2016 to enhance technical co-operation and exchange between both parties.
A long-term and steady co-operation mechanism between the Hong Kong Observatory and Shanghai Meteorological Service was set up under the framework of the "Arrangement in Long-term Co-operation in Meteorological Science and Technology" between China Meteorological Administration and the Hong Kong Observatory. Areas of exchange and cooperation include aviation meteorology, short-term weather forecasting and nowcasting, meteorological services, tropical cyclone observation, etc. to promote the development of modern meteorological services and operations in mega city.
Last year, an aviation research demonstration project of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) led by the Hong Kong Observatory was kicked off in Shanghai. Both the Hong Kong International Airport and the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport are members of a total of six airports participating in this demonstration project. Besides, both parties also co-operate in other forecast demonstration projects of WMO.