The CMA strongly pursues scientific and technological innovations in meteorology. In this regard, the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS) and its eight specialized research institutes continuously undergo indepth reforms at the national level. S&T innovations and their transfers into operations have been further enhanced at operational centres and research bodies both at national and provincial levels. The four scientific research programmes on weather, climate, application meteorology and integrated meteorological observations are being fully implemented. The national investments in specialized scientific research projects for public good (meteorology) are increased significantly, with research infrastructure being substantively improved.
9 research findings, including the meteorological support to the Olympic Games, and weather modification techniques, won national awards. 12 key meteorological laboratories (e.g. on severe weather, atmospheric chemistry, fog physics and meteorological observation technologies) and other 39 open laboratories have been improved nationwide.