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Met Service head at climate discussions

Saturday July 25, 2015 Written by Rashneel Kumar / Release Published in Weather

The Cook Islands Meteorological Service director Arona Ngari took part in the third meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council which started in Nuku’alofa, Tonga this week.

The theme for the meeting, which wrapped up with a ministerial meeting on Friday, was ‘Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resilient Pacific’.  

The meeting discussed issues facing Pacific Islands meteorological services including climate services, marine weather services and ocean issues, public weather services, communications, education, training and research. It also looked at strengthening the Pacific Meteorological Council and the Pacific Meteorological Desk Partnership. 

More than 70 people including members of the Council of the Regional Organisation from the Pacific (CROP), development partners and institutions were involved in the meeting, hosted by the Government of Tonga through the Ministry of Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP).