Tropical Cyclone Harold provided invaluable data for future disaster response and planning

Good data is at the heart of planning for and responding to natural disasters in the Pacific. The region has invested heavily in tools to monitor changes in the environment, and be better prepared for the extreme conditions that can threaten Island…

Cyclone Harold : des données océaniques en temps réel à l’appui de la préparation et de la réponse aux catastrophes

(Article disponible en anglais uniquement) When severe Tropical Cyclone Harold swept through four Pacific Island countries in early April, tide gauges and a wave buoys across the region recorded the event in real-time, providing critical information in…

Thank an Oceanographer!

Pacific features in Global Ocean Observing Conference “When you’re sick, you go to the doctor. Our oceans are sick and we need the scientists and experts to help us understand what is wrong and how to get better.” – Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for…

Solomon Islands recruits its first oceanographer

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Services has recently recruited an oceanographer, a first amongst National Meteorological Services (NMS) in the Pacific. This milestone reaffirms the Solomon Islands’ commitment to the Pacific Island Meteorological…

Australia reaffirms commitment to strengthening Pacific Island meteorological services

The Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) continues to build capacity of Pacific Island Meteorological Services to understand and apply climate, ocean and sea level information for the benefit of Pacific Island governments and…

Sustainable development through early warning systems and forecasting

The Pacific Community (SPC) remains committed to assist Pacific Island countries with strengthening their early warning systems and weather forecasting mechanisms for sustainable development. As part of this effort, SPC is developing a coastal inundation…
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