International Training Course on Numerical Weather Prediction was Held in Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology 


      On the morning of May 18th,the opening ceremony of "International Training Course on Numerical Weather Prediction " which was sponsored by China Meteorological Administration and undertook by WMO Nanjing Regional Training Center ,was held in Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology.
          Professor Li Gang, Vice chancellor of the University attended the opening ceremony and made an welcome address. Professor Wang Suchun, Executive Deputy Director and Professor Lei Zhaochong, Deputy Director of WMO RTC Nanjing attended the ceremony. The ceremony was presided over by professor Wang Suchun.
      Vice chancellor Li Gang welcomed participants and appreciated China Meteorological Administration for the continuous support. He briefly introduced international education of NUIST, the development of WMO Regional Training Center and achievements made in recent years. He pointed out that numerical weather prediction plays a crucial role in providing accurate and timely public weather service. He hoped that this training course would be a platform for the exchange of learning and participants can learn basic knowledge to make contributions to the economic and social development when they return to their countries.
      Mr. Orlando Mendes, from Guinea Bissau, the representative of participants, made an address. He said the participants from different countries meet in Nanjing to live together for two weeks. They should cherish  this opportunity to exchange working experience. Therefore, he is grateful to Chinese Government, particularly China Meteorological Administration, Nanjing University of Information Science &Technology and WMO Regional Training Center Nanjing. Without financial aid from China Meteorological Administration and organization of WMO Regional Training Center, the course would not be possible.