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Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology

About Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology (PMMM)

The Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology (PMMM) is the gathering of Ministers responsible for meteorology in the Pacific region. The meeting is usually held back to back with the Pacific Meteorological Council that is convened every 2 years. The first PMMM was hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga on 24 July, 2015 in Nuku'alofa.

The PMMM provides the opportunity for Ministers to be briefed on, and have discussions on the role of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs)and their contributions to both national and regional sustainable development.

While NMHSs have benefited from considerable investment in the Pacific region over the years by national governments, development partners, collaborating organisations and institutions and Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific to build capacity and train meteorologists, develop infrastructure, and improve services; the demand for continuous monitoring and reliable service require continuous investment and support.

There is also increasing requirements for NMHSs to support disaster risk reduction and climate change services. The PMMM also provides an opportunity for ministers to discuss opportunities to for NMHSs to contribute to the implementation of global, regional and national frameworks, strategies and policies.

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First Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology (PMMM-1), Tonga, 2015 (Photo:SPREP)

 

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