Qatar – Korea partnership on climate monitoring

July 31, 2013 1:39 pm

Qatar - Korea partnership on climate monitoring

Doha 31st July 2013 : Qatar has partnered with South Korea to promote mutual capabilities in climate monitoring.

The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) and Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU mandates both sides to engage in technical cooperation to understand and monitor weather and climate and natural disasters and develop skills.

Four Korean experts will join Qatar Meteorology Department to share expertise.

QCAA and KMA will address issues related to climate monitoring, meteorology and seismology and the partnership is expected to boost Qatar’s skill in weather forecasting.

The director of QCAA Ahmed Abdulla Mohammed said that the partnership aimed to promote coordination in climate monitoring, including marine forecast.

Temporary marine forecast centre of Qatar Meteorology Department in Al Wakra will soon converted into a permanent station. Two nations will also cooperate in research on meteorology and its impact on urban settlements and numerical weather prediction, aviation meteorology, information and communication technology, geophysics and physical oceanography

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Ahmad Diyari Kaashif is a Senior Journalist and Head of the International Bureau at Qatar Chronicle.After studying Russian at the University of Central Florida.He researched political movements in the former Soviet Union for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, while studying for a master’s degree in international relations at George Washington University.