Department of Meteorology, COMSATS University Islamabadand Pakistan Meteorological Departmenthaveinked a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday to advance research on weather patterns.
The signing ceremony held at Islamabad Campus was presided over by the Rector CUI, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassum Afzal while Prof. Dr. Sajjad A. Madani, Registrar CUI and Mahr Sahibzad Khan, Director General Pakistan Met Department signed the document. Senior officials of Pakistan Met Department and COMSATS University Islamabad witnessed the event.
TheMoUwill enable cooperation between CUI and PMD in implementing forecast-based action program and promoteevidence based- early decision support system andextreme weather advisories.The Department of Meteorology, CUI and PMD have held a healthy knowledge exchange relationship since 2005 said Dr. Kalim Ullah, Chairman, CUI Meteorology Department. Formalizing the cooperation will enable both institutions to advance in achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for improving the socio-economic condition of the country through the exchange of knowledge, forecast and data services.
Both delegations of PMD and CUI discussed presents challenges of Climate change and risks to environment, economy, human health, and natural resources.
The recent monsoon and subsequent flood disasters in many parts of the country have surfaced the need of an effective multi-hazard early warning system.