WELCOME MESSAGE

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the scientific and local organizing committees, I am pleased to invite you to participate in the International Symposium on Tropical Meteorology and Marine Science and Technology that will take place in Guangzhou, China, April 6-9, 2016.

The theme of the symposium is “Tropical Meteorology and marine science and technology cooperation”. There will be 3 sessions for discussing: Extreme Weather Monitoring and Forecasting for Maritime Silk Road; Marine Disaster Monitoring and Forecasting and Early Warning;Climate Forecasting and Prediction of Monsoon and Satellite Data Application. Though the discussions, we would like to strengthen the cooperation with the Maritime Silk Road countries and regions that from the South-East Asia, the tropical pacific ocean and the Indian ocean on meteorological science and technology. We also would like to share the information on weather and climate through the exchanges in order to implement the understanding on climate and marine disasters for the disaster-related areas, to provide the technical support of meteorological and oceanographic services security, disaster warning for those countries and regions of Maritime Silk Road.

The world's leading researchers, scientists, industry researchers, academics and other professionals will gather in Guangzhou and have full discussions around the above theme. We hope the symposium can provide a platform for the outstanding experts and all the participants to discuss and resolve those important issues in this area.

In addition, for all the foreign participants, the trip in Guangzhou will also be a sense of extraordinary experience. Guangzhou, also called ‘the flower city’ with its seasonal flowers, is a charming city full of history and culture. Since the Han and Tang Dynasties, Guangzhou has become one of the origin ports of Maritime Silk Road. Nowadays, Guangzhou is also one of China's most promising cities with its rapid development and comprehensive strength.We sincerely hope that you will be able to participate in this symposium, as your contribution to this Congress will help make this event a success.

We look forward to seeing you in Guangzhou on April 6 to 9, 2016.

Best regards

ZENG Qingcun

Congress President of scientific and local organizing committees

INVITATION LETTER

Dear Sir or Madam,

On behalf of the scientific and local organizing committees, I would be very pleased to invite you to attend a conference of the International Symposium on Tropical Meteorology and Marine Science and Technology to be held in Guangzhou, China, from April 6 to 9, 2016.

The theme of the symposium is “Tropical Meteorology and marine science and technology cooperation”. There will be 3 sessions for discussing: (1) Extreme weather event monitoring and prediction; (2)Marine Disaster Monitoring and Forecasting and Early Warning;(3) Monsoon variation, climate prediction and services. We hope the symposium can provide a platform for the outstanding experts and all the participants to discuss and resolve those important issues in this area. You are an internationally acclaimed scholar and your research on this field is widely used. I’m sure your participation will be among the highlights of the conference.

We sincerely hope that you could accept our invitation. If you can come, please let us know as soon as possible, since we have to prepare the program soon. We are looking forward to your acceptance.

Sincerely yours, Scientific and local organizing committees

April