National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC)

In 1986, The Institute of Satellite Meteorology (ISM) was established within the National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC), which is a non-profit research  organization. There are five research groups under the ISM at present, namely,  Calibration and Validation Research Group, Atmosphere Remote Sensing Research  Group, Land Surface Remote Sensing Research Group, Data  Assimilation Research Group and Satellite Weather Applications Research group.  The ISM currently has 48 staffs, including 6 senior scientists, 24 associate  scientists, among them 33 staffs hold Ph.D.