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Enhancing Regional Co-operation between Meteorological Services in support of Civil Aviation

As a regular event between the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) and the Observatory, Ms. Sharon Lau, Assistant Director of the Observatory, led a delegation of three to join the 6th meeting of the Pearl River Delta Aviation Weather Working Group, held at Shantou, China on 22 and 23 April 2014. A major outcome of the meeting is the agreement to establish a regional notification mechanism in the event of high-impact weather situation. The event highlights the importance of regional collaboration on aviation weather services.


Figure 1  Ms Sharon Lau (second from the left) joining Mr. Zhang Zhongfeng (front row, third from the right), Deputy Director of the Aviation Meteorological Centre of CAAC, and Mr. Tang Iu Man (first from the left), Chief of the Aviation Meteorological Center of the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG), in discussions on international trends of aviation meteorological data exchange