Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:07 - Updated Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:07
Climate change requires increased responsibilities - State Secretary
Luanda - Climate change and the complexity of meteorological phenomena mean that meteorological services have added responsibilities to support the country's sustainable development, said early Tuesday in Luanda the Secretary of State for Information Technologies, Manuel Homem.
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Mesa do Presidium do Seminário de Capacitação do INAMET/União Europeia
Photo: Clemente dos Santos
Manuel Homem, State Secretary for Telecommunicatio, opens INAMET/UE seminar
Photo: Clemente dos Santos
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the "Seminar on Training and Empowerment of Meteorology in Support of Agriculture," Manuel Homem said that the preparation of experts using high resolution models will contribute to the creation of better management and monitoring of natural phenomena.
He considered that the meeting "is a fundamental instrument for the monitoring of weather and climate and aims to provide the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, promoter of the seminar, with strengths to elaborate and disseminate increasingly reliable forecasts, using new information technologies and Communication".
The official explained that the three-day training marks the beginning of the activities resulting from the collaboration agreement between INAMET and the Joint Research Center of the European Union, within the joint path between Angola and the European bloc, as well as in the modernization of the institute.
Participating the seminar, lectured by an Italian researcher, are 16 INAMET national technicians and the Ministries of Agriculture, Energy and Water, Interior and Defense.
It will address, among other topics, the monitoring of droughts and floods, preparation of agro meteorological bulletins, analysis and interpretation of satellite images and the main meteorological data for crop monitoring.
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