UAE-India pact to help with forecast and early warnings on cyclones, tsunamis, sand storms
The UAE and India will work together to forecast and warn of cyclones, tsunamis and sand and dust storms — thanks to a new agreement on scientific and technical cooperation in the field of atmospheric sciences in both the countries. The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences in India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard.
The agreement covers the integration of radar network in both the countries, cooperation in forecasting tropical cyclones, exchanging satellite information, tsunami modelling and early warning. It also stipulates the integration of seismic network information, early warning of sand and dust storms, and exchange of expertise in scientific innovations, research and training.
Al Mandous, who is also a member of the Executive Council of WMO and chairman of the Meteorology and Climate Committee in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), noted that both parties can develop pioneering programmes and form expert groups to exchange messages and achieve further cooperation. He said that the foreign ministries of the UAE and India are welcoming this great step.