Environmental pollution and meteorological disasters have become common challenges faced by mankind. The International Association of Meteorological Education and Sciences (IAMES) was established in December 2020, which was initiated by Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) and supported by more than 30 colleges, universities and scientific research institutions from over 20 countries.

IAMES is a non-governmental, non-profit, academic and scientific organization, dedicated to international promotion and coordination of scientific studies and education on meteorology (atmospheric science, hydrology, environmental science and other meteorology related disciplines). IAMES is established to stimulate meteorological education and research, promote scientific and technological innovation, share high-quality platform resources, provide government policy consultation, and enhance the coordination ability to respond to major scientific issues.

Established principal organs of IAMES include: a Council, a Secretariat, an Advisory Board and committees. At present, NUIST is the affiliation of Council President and hosts the office of Secretariat of IAMES. Currently, there are three committees: Education and Training Committee (ETC), Scientific Research Committee (SRC) and Social Service Committee (SSC).

There are 34 members of IAMES, such as NUIST, Nanjing University, Sun Yat-sen University, Princeton University, the University of Reading, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Seoul National University and Cairo University.

The establishment of IAMES got strong support from Chinese government (e.g.The Ministry of Education of China, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Commerce, China Meteorological Administration) and international organizations such as WMO. 

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