Strength to Strength Development for Samoa’s Meteorological Services


09 August 2019 Apia Samoa. The Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) is being held in Apia this week and Samoa has presented it’s national report of actions taken since the 2017 meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

The Samoa Meteorological Services (SMS) continues to grow from strength to strength, with several recorded achievements and priority acrions taken under the Pacific Islands Meteorological Strategy (PIMS) 2017-2026.

Mulipola highlighted several key outcomes from the SMS, including improved meteorological services for air navigation, improved marine weather services and the establishment of ocean services.

There have also been marked improvements in public weather services and strengthened capacity to implement multi-hazard early warning systems for tropical cyclones, coastal inundation and tsunamis.

“Samoa Meteorological Services has made steady progress in its operations, infrastructure and networks maintenance over the last two years. A major highlight is the Samoa Meteorological Bill which is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament at the end of this year,” Mulipola said.

The meeting continues today at the TATTE Convention centre.

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