Xu Tang

Author: Release date:2021-05-18 11:39:05Source:发展研究院英文

Xu Tang, Professor

Prof. TANG Xu, obtained his Ph.D. in Meteorology and graduated from School of Physics, Peking University in July 2005, is now a Professor of Fudan Development Institute (FDDI) and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences/Institute of Atmospheric Sciences (AOS/IAS). He also serves as the Senior Scientific Advisor of the International Programme Office (IPO), Integrated Research on DRR (IRDR), jointly established by ISC/UNDRR. 

Before joining Fudan University, he served as Director of the Weather and Disaster Reduction Services Department of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the specialized agency of the United Nations. During his time at WMO, he coordinated the implementation of 6 WMO scientific and operational programs in weather forecasting, typhoon prevention, disaster risk reduction and public services, aviation and marine meteorology etc.). He organized the development and implementation of the WMO DRR Road Map for Action for implementing the UN SFDRR, SDGs, Paris Agreement and New Urban Agenda. He initiated, jointly with other 22 international organizations, the International Network on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN-MHEWS), in the third United Nations World Conference on DRR (WCDRR-III) in March 2015. Since then, he played a key role in organizing two International Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conferences (MHEWC-I, MHEWC-II) in 2017 (Cancun, México) and 2019 (Geneva) and in issuing several important documents including the Check List of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems and Guideline on Multi-Hazard Impact Based Forecasting and Warning Services.

E-mail: tangxu@fudan.edu.cn