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Report of the First SPREP Meeting of Meteorological Service Directors


The report of the 1991 feasibility study on climate in the Pacific region titled "The Changing Climate in Paradise" identified a number of projects aimed at raising the state of climate in this region. Some of these projects are currently funded and  under way. In order to implement the remaining projects identified, the SPREP secretariat has been seeking fmancial assistance, in particular for sub project 4.2; "Regional Meeting of Directors". The first meeting  of Directors of Meteorological Services for SPREP member countries and territories was convened in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 19-21 October 1993. This meeting was funded by the New Zealand Government  as the major sponsor, with assistance from the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, the World Meteorological Organisation and the Vaisala (Australia) company.

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Report of the Second SPREP Meeting of Meteorological Service Directors


Having met in Nadi, Fiji, from 3-5 October 1994, the participants at the 2nd SPREP Meeting of Meteorological Service Directors have agreed on the following specific recommendations which are directed toward  government  decision makers and related organizations.

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Third SPREP Meeting of Regional Meteorological Service Directors


Participants of  the Third SPREP Meeting of  Regional Meteorological Service Directors endorsed the recommendations of  the Second SPREP Meeting of  Regional Meteorological Service Directors, noted with appreciation the progress which  has  been  made  in  implementing  these recommendations, and the benefits which have resulted.

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Report of the Fourth SPREP Meeting of Meteorological Service Directors (RMSD)


Having met in Apia, Samoa, from 10 July 1997, participants of the Fourth SPREP Meeting of Regional Meteorological Service Directors (RMSD) have agreed on the following specific summary and recommendations which are directed toward government decision-makers and relevant organisations.

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Report of the Fifth SPREP Meeting of Regional Meteorological Service Directors (RMSD)


Having met in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 11 to 13 November 1998, participants of the Fifth SPREP Meeting of Regional Meteorological Service Directors (RMSD) have agreed on the following specific summary and recommendations which are directed towards government decision-makers and relevant organisations.

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Report of the Sixth SPREP Meeting of Regional Meteorological Service Directors (RMSD)


Having met in Tahiti, French Polynesia from 28 to 30 July, 1999, participants of  the Sixth SPREP Meeting of Regional  Meteorological  Service  Directors  (RMSD) have  agreed  on  the  following  specific  summary and  recommendations  which  are  directed  towards government decision makers and relevant organisations.

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Report of the Seventh SPREP Meeting of Regional Meteorological Service Directors (RMSD)


In his opening remarks, the Hon. Minister Vaai reminded the participants of their importance as ‘watchers of our atmosphere, sea and land and he noted the importance of the Needs Analysis, encouraging Meteorological Service Directors and sponsoring organisations to fulfil their shared responsibilities in the region.

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Report of the Eighth SPREP Meeting of Regional Meteorological Service Directors (RMSD)


In his opening remarks, the Honourable Minister Konisi Yabaki stated he was delighted to be invited  to  the  meeting  to  open  the  8th  Meeting  of  the  Regional  Meteorological  Services Directors  (RMSD)  being  organized  by  SPREP  in  conjunction  with  WMO  Sub-Regional Office  for  the  South-West  Pacific.    As  host  and  on  behalf  of  the  Fiji  Government,  he extended  to  all  a  very  warm  and  cordial  welcome  to  Fiji.    He  said  that  he  believed  Fiji  was not  strange  to  many  of  the  participants,  but  for  those  who  were  there  for  the  first  time,  he assured  them  that  they  would  enjoy  the  hospitality  and  friendship  of  the  Fiji  people.

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Eleventh Meeting of Regional Meteorological Service Directors


The Eleventh Meeting of Regional Meteorological Service Directors (11RMSD) emphasized ten  issues,  namely:  1)  Strategic  planning  for  meteorological  services  in  the  Pacific  region;  2)  Maintaining  meteorological  equipment  to meet  World  Meteorological  Organisation (WMO) requirements;  3)  Extending  invitations for  future  RMSD  meetings;  4)  Improving coordination  and  collaboration  among  meteorology  and  hydrology  programmes’  activities and  projects;  5)  Participation  and  coordination collaboration  in  meteorological  and  other related  international  fora;  6)  Training;  7) Emergency  response  (integrated  multi-hazards approach); 8) Enhancing meteorological services for aviation; 9) Management and exchange of climate data and; 10) RMSD institutional strengthening.

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The Fourteenth and Final Meeting of the Regional Meteorological Services Directors and the First Pacific Meteorological Council


The Regional Meteorological Services Directors (RMSD) Meeting convened for its 14th session at the International Conference Centre in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands from 9–12th August 2011. It was preceded by a Pacific Regional Meteorological Services Directors Workshop in Support of Climate Adaptation Planning in the Pacific Islands on 8th August. The objectives of the meeting were for participants to formulate and establish a clear understanding of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC), the Pacific Desk Partnership concept (since renamed as the Pacific Meteorological Desk Partnership, PMDP), and the Pacific Meteorological Strategic Plan (PMSP) (2012–2015).

Second Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-2) Meeting PMC-2 Report


The Second Meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-2) was held at the Novotel Hotel Conference Centre, Nadi, Fiji Islands from 1 to 5 July, 2013. Members of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) from the following countries and territories attended the meeting: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America and Vanuatu. An apology was received from Papua New Guinea.

Third Pacific Meteorological Council and First Ministerial Meeting for Meteorology Meetings


The First Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology (PMMM-1) and the Third Pacific Meteorological Council Meeting (PMC-3) convened at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa, Tonga on the 20 to 24 July, 2015. The meeting adopted the theme: "Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resilient Pacific"; underpinning the important role of NMHSs in the sustainable development context of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).

Pacific Islands Meteorological Strategy 2012 - 2021


The PIMS 2012-2021 provides a guiding framework for the development and support of national and regional weather and climate (meteorological) services. It seeks to promote development by building capacity within NMS and ensuring support is coordinated ...

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