About the desk

The Pacific International Training Desk (PITD; Pacific Desk) provides one-on-one basic weather forecast training with emphasis on the tropics. The program focuses on operational forecasting to enable the student to prepare and disseminate locally-produced meteorological, hydrologic and climate products for their home countries.

The Pacific Desk was established on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) in 2001 by the US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS) at the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Honolulu. Today, the Pacific Desk operates 2 training sites, 1 at the WFO Honolulu and 1 at WFO Guam. Click to learn more.

Learning Modules

Training Opportunities in Hawaii and Guam

Meteorology Training
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Communications Training
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Different Countries
Trainees
Cohorts Since 2010

Instructors and Staff

Jennifer
Jennifer

Honolulu Instructor

    David
    David

    Guam Instructor

      Tom
      Tom

      Communication Systems Trainer

        Contact us

        Address
        2424 Maile Way, Saunders 713 Honolulu, HI 96822
        Contact
        E-mail: pacificdesk@uhtasi.org Phone: +1 (808) 956-9557
        Fax: +1 (808) 956-8019