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Observatory's Officer Elected Vice-president of Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology of the World Meteorological Organization

Mr SHUN Chi-ming, Senior Scientific Officer of the Hong Kong Observatory, was elected the Vice-president of the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) at the 13th session of the Commission held in Geneva, Switzerland, during 23 November - 1 December 2006. This is the first time that a Hong Kong Observatory officer takes up such a senior position in a technical commission of WMO.

The session was attended by representatives from 72 countries/territories. Mr Shun's successful election reflected the recognition by the international community of the Observatory's contributions to aeronautical meteorology. Many representatives congratulated him and expressed appreciation to the Hong Kong Observatory for its contributions to international aeronautical meteorology.

For more details on Mr Shun's election, please have a look at the corresponding press release (

Mr SHUN (right) standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the newly elected President of the Commission, Mr Carr McLeod (middle) and the ex-President, Dr Neil Gordon (left).