This is the Home of the WMO RA-V Pacific Regional Climate Centre.
It will go live after the endorsement of the PMC-4 in August.
The RA V Pacific RCC Network in its initial phase consists of five nodes. Each node is composed of a consortium led by a lead institution or co-leads:
|Node Title||Lead Agency/Co-Lead||Consortium Members|
|Node on Long-Range Forecasting||NIWA & BoM||Meteo-France, NOAA, UH, SPREP & SPC|
|Node on Climate Monitoring||NOAA & UH||BoM, SPC, SPREP & NIWA|
|Node of Operational Data Services||BoM||NOAA, UH, SPC & NIWA|
|Training Function||SPREP||NOAA, UPNG, BOM, NIWA, SPC & CSIRO|
|Climate Change Projections Function||CSIRO||USGCRP, BoM & SPREP|
Overall RCC Co-ordination
NIWA New Zealand will co-ordinate the initial implementation and demonstration of the RCC Network. Mr Andrew Tait from NIWA (Andrew.Tait@niwa.co.nz), who is also the chair of the PICS Panel, will be the RCC co-ordinator. This role will be reviewed after 3 years and can be rotated among the Node lead institutions.
A committee consisting of the RCC co-ordinator plus Mr Sunny Seuseu (SPREP), Mr Geoff Gooley (CSIRO), Mr David Jones (BoM), Mr John Marra (NOAA), Mr Jens Kruger (SPC) and Mr Sam Maiha (Vice-Chair PICS Panel, Papua New Guinea Weather Service) will form the management committee for the RCC. This group will be responsible for the overall co-ordination of the RCC and it will be chaired by the RCC co-ordinator. It is anticipated that meetings will mostly be via video-conference.