Agenda & General Information

Working sessions of Meteorological, Hydrological and Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Working Groups

Committee's Activities during 2006

Review of Typhoon Season & Annual Publicatoins

Coordination with WMO Tropical Cyclone Programme

Programme for 2008 & Beyond

Support & Resources

Scientific Lectures

Country Report


Final Report

Compledt List of Documents
Posting of information
 Previous Session

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Posting of information

To ensure network security and to avoid virus attacks, all information to be included in the website should be sent to a contact point in Hong Kong, China, who will then post them on the website. E-mail, Fax, conventional mailing and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) can be used for submission of information and documents. Acceptable file formats include MS Word (98 version or later), MS Rich Text Format (RTF), Adobe Acrobat PDF, and MS PowerPoint (97 version or later).

1. By E-mail, Fax, and Conventional Mailing

All documents for posting should be addressed to

Mr. W. K. Wong
Forecast Development Division
Hong Kong Observatory
134A Nathan Road,
Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 2926 8267
Fax : (852) 2375 2645
E-mail :

Each E-mail should be smaller than 5 Mbytes in size. Large documents should either be sent by mail using CD-ROM, or be broken down into smaller ones and sent in multiple E-mails.

2. By File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

2.1 Account Information

Login account have been opened for you to upload relevant documents to the FTP server ( If you prefer this option, please feel free to let us know at the above email address or contact numbers. We will be glad to provide you with your individual login user names and passwords.

2.2 Hardware and software requirement to access the FTP server

A computer connected to the Internet is required to access the FTP server. The operating system should support the use of FTP to upload files to another server over the Internet.

2.3 Upload of documents

2.3.1 You can upload a file to the FTP server using an ftp software or plain command-line approach. For file administrative purpose, a sub-directory has been created for each of the Members or Organizations for uploading the documents. Please refer to the sub-directory list for the sub-directory of your country/organization.

2.3.2 Sample procedures for uploading files using the command-line method are listed below for your reference.

Connected to
220 Check Point FireWall-1 Secure FTP server running on cp-hq
Name ( tycomm (enter username)
331 (not authenticated): Enter server password
Password: ****** (enter password)
230-Connected to server. Logging in...
230-220 NcFTPd Server (licensed copy) ready.
230-331 User tycomm okay, need password.
230-230-You are user #2 of 500 simultaneous users allowed.
230 230 Restricted user logged in.
ftp> binary (set binary mode for image transfer)
200 Type okay.
ftp> cd <sub-directory> (go to the corresponding sub-directory list of your country/organization)
ftp> put <filename> (upload document to ftp server)
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection.
226 Transfer completed.
174 bytes sent in 0.000383 seconds (443.7 Kbytes/s)
local: <filename> remote: <filename>
ftp> dir <filename> (to confirm your file being uploaded)
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftpuser ftpusers 174 May 13 17:10 <filename>
226 Listing completed.
ftp> quit (exit from your command line ftp)
221 Goodbye.

2.3.3 After uploading the file, please inform the above contact point in Hong Kong, China by email for posting the document in the website.

3. Enquiry

If you have any enquiry regarding the use of FTP method, please send us an e-mail.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific World Meteorological Organization 40th Session of the Typhoon Committee - Documents for the Session