On October 14, Professor Jürg Luterbacher, Chief Scientist and Director of the Department of Science and Innovation of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), visited the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE) of Peking University.
Professor Luterbacher presented the strategic objectives of the WMO Global Research Program for the next three years, including the research priorities and innovation of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), World Weather Research Program (WWRP), and Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW), as well as the background, mission, and mechanism of the AiR Pollution - Climate Change - Health Effects Nexus (ARCH) Working Group.
LI Yun, Director of Office of International Relations of Peking University, introduced PKU’s “Global Engagement Year” and reviewed the cooperation between Peking University and international organizations in recent years. LIU Yong, Dean of CESE, gave a brief overview of the college and the current progress on international cooperation and the ARCH project. YE Chunxiang and GONG Jicheng introduced and highlighted the achievements of high-altitude scientific research carried out by CESE during China's second scientific research survey of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau.
The meeting discussed the potential for cooperation between CESE and WMO, focusing on institutional operations, academic exchanges, personnel training, and student internships.
Following the discussion, Professor Luterbacher visited the Environmental Health Laboratory and Peking University urban atmosphere Environment monitoRing Station(PKUERS), introduced by GONG Jicheng and CHEN Qi.
REN Lu, Scientific Officer of World Meteorological Centre Beijing Operation Office, and WAN Wei, Program Director of Clean Air Asia China office, accompanied the visit and participated in the discussion.