The NWS has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hydrometeorological Service (HMS) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for technical cooperation in the areas of meteorology and hydrology. The broad objective of this cooperation is to allow the exchange of scientific resources, personnel, and technical knowledge that support the improvement or development of meteorological and hydrologic services for both countries.
Key program areas include the following:
Activities that support the improvement of meteorological and hydrologic forecasts
Activities that enhance the understanding of the role of the regional meteorology on hemispheric and global weather
Studies that support meteorological, hydrologic, and climate research
Activities that allow the collaborative and mutual exchange of scientific and technical talent for the enhancement of mutual project objectives
Conduct of appropriate meetings, workshops and conferences for the mutual exchange of scientific and technical knowledge and ideas
Activities that support one or more international objectives as identified in an international forum in which the NWS and HMS participate