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The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) today announced the targeted research areas of the program's future awarded projects, in preparation for the official opening of the UAE Rain Enhancement Program’s (UAEREP) fourth cycle for proposal submission in early 2021.

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The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) today hosted a press conference at the closing of 4th International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF).

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The 4th International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF), organized by the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) under the supervision of National Center of Meteorology (NCM) opened today at Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.

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The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) received Her Excellency Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Acting Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), to witness presentations on the Center’s vitally important work for the nation and to discuss strengthening collaboration between the Center and EAD in the future

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