MoU to enhance mutual capabilities in climate monitoring between Qatar and S Korea

Qatar has partnered with South Korea to enhance mutual capabilities in climate monitoring.The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) and Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday under which four Korean experts will join Qatar Meteorology Department to share expertise.The MoU mandates both sides to engage in technical cooperation to understand and monitor weather and climate and natural disasters and develop skills. QCAA and KMA will address issues related to climate monitoring, meteorology and seismology. The partnership is expected to enhance Qatar’s calibration skill in weather forecasting.Ahmed Abdulla Mohammed, Director, QCAA, said that the partnership aimed to promote coordination in climate monitoring, including marine forecast. QMD’s temporary marine forecast centre in Al Wakra will soon converted into a permanent station. Both sides 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, said Lee il-soo, Administrator, KMA.