Moroccan Secretary of State paid visit to ECMWF

8 March 2007
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Abdelkbir Zahoud, Secretary of State to the Ministry of Territorial Development, Water and Environment in Charge of Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, paid a visit to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on Wednesday, 7 March 2007. He was accompanied by Mustapha Geanah, Director of the Moroccan National Weather Service, and Dalil Guendouz, Director of l'Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics.

Abdelkbir Zahoud, Secretary of State to the Ministry of Territorial Development, Water and Environment in Charge of Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, paid a visit to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on Wednesday, 7 March 2007. He was accompanied by Mustapha Geanah, Director of the Moroccan National Weather Service, and Dalil Guendouz, Director of l'Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics.

Dominique Marbouty, Director of ECMWF, welcomed the visitors and, together with several staff members, gave an overview of the Centre's facilities and main research and operational activities, emphasising the accuracy of the Centre's forecasting system, the intense use of satellite data, and its supercomputing expertise.

Morocco became the first non-European Co-operating State on 1 December 2006 (see http://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/news/2006/co-operation-agreem...).