International Training Course on Tropical Cyclone Forecast was Held in NUIST 

On the morning of October 14th,the opening ceremony of International Training Course on Tropical Cyclone Forecast which was sponsored by CMA and undertook by WMO Nanjing Regional Training Center, was held in our university. Professor Niu Shengjie, Vice President of our university, Professor Chen Lianshou, Academician of Chinese Academic of Engineering, Professor Wang Suchun and Professor Lei Zhaochong, Deputy Director of WMO Nanjing Regional Training Center and 14 participants from 12 countries attended the opening ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Professor Zheng Youfei, Executive Deputy Director of WMO Regional Training Center.

On behalf of Professor Li Lianshui, President of NUIST, Professor Niu Shengjie extended warm welcome and sincere greetings to trainees from different countries. He briefly introduced the economic and cultural situation of Jiangsu Province and the development of our University . He also pointed out the significance of this training course. Besides, Professor Niu Shengjie hoped that this training course would be finished successfully and participants had a pleasant time in Nanjing .
Academician of Chinese Academic of Engineering Chen Lianshou, the world famous scientist in the field of tropical cyclones, was invited to give lectures to participants and made an address in the ceremony. He said due to tropical cyclones heavy casualties and huge economic losses were caused in New Orleans and east Indian Ocean in recent years, which also had great influences on the development of society and economy. In October 12, tropical cyclone “sapphire” began to hit the coastal areas of eastern India, and huge damages was caused. Therefore, it became more and more significant to hold this training course.
This training course is to satisfy the needs of the latest acknowledge of tropical cyclones forecasting for each country. Mr. Surour from United Arab Emirates, the representative of participants, made an address. He extended his great thanks to China Government and WMO Nanjing Regional Training Center for arranging this training course. He said that this training course could improve the cognitive level of tropical cyclones and had the opportunity to discuss academic problems with famous experts.
The Center also invites experts from CMA National Climate Center and experienced professors of our university to give lectures to participants. Besides, participants will arranged to go to Shanghai to visit the International Disaster Mitigation and Security Expo.
This training course is the 73rd international training course undertook by WMO RTC Nanjing.