International Workshop on Climate Data Requirements and Applications Successfully Completed at NUIST 

The International Workshop on Climate Data Requirements and Applications, which lasts five days, was finished at Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST). This workshop was jointly sponsored by China Meteorology Administration (CMA) and World Meteorology Organization (WMO) and undertook by National Climate Centre (NCC), National Meteorological Information Centre (NMIC) and WMO Nanjing Regional Training Centre

Dr. Zhang Wenjian , Director of Observing and Information Systems Department, WMO, Dr. Tom Peterson, Chairman of the Commission for Climatology, WMO, Dr. Gu Jianfeng, Deputy Director of the Forecast and Network Department, CMA, Dr. Song Lianchun, Chief of NCC, Dr. Zhao Licheng, Chief of NMIC, Professor Li Lianshui, President of NUIST, and Professor Niu Shengjie attended the opening ceremony.
The Workshop focused on climate data management,  quality control of climate data and assessment, climate data resue techniques and assessment,  climate data homogenization, climate prediction index, climate disaster evaluating indicators etc. More than 80 officials and experts attended the Workshop, including 14 outstanding climate data scientists from NOAA, IEDRO, Environment Canada, Hardley Centre,  and more than 30 representatives from  Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, 40 technical personal from National Climate Centre, National Meteorological Information Centre. They also had practice during the Workshop.
Dr. Zhang Wenjian, Director of Observing and Information Systems Department made comments on the Workshop, ‘On the one hand, all participants work together to set standard and discuss technical proposal, on the other hand, participants have opportunity to dialogue with top scientists’.
Dr. Tom Peterson said: If we have the data collected before, we can be more effective and reliable when analyzing climate changes.”
Because of this, this workshop focused on the saving of historical materials and the quality control of data. The former was to transfer the written climate data to electronic edition, while the latter was to make these data available to the software to do some analysis and assessment.
Therefore, Dr. Zhang Wenjian  stressed that “The earlier we make standardization of historical climate data, the higher quality of data we will get”. 



Professor Thomas (WMO Expert ) gave a  Lecture


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