PITD visits NOAA’s Gulfsteam G-IV in American Samoa
2nd Regional Training on Emergency Manager’s Weather Information Network support and maintenance
PITD Associate Director Ms. H. Gingerlei Porter (2nd from left) and ET NWS WSO Pago Pago, Mr. Marcus Langkilde (right end) with crew of NOAA’s Gulfsteam G-IV, nicknamed #Gonzo (#NOAA49) including Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington and Capt. Kristie Twining (4th and 5th from left). Pago Pago, American Samoa (March 24, 2019) – Associate Director of […]
Launch of the 2017 Training Year!
Nadi, Fiji – The Pacific RANET Working Group in collaboration with the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS) has undertaken the 2nd Regional Training on the installation and maintenance of High Rate Information Transmission (HRIT) / Emergency Manager’s Weather Information Network (EMWIN) systems scheduled for January 7-11, 2019 at the FMS headquarters in Namaka, Nadi. The training […]
2017 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting – Day 1
The PITD welcomed 4 participants to Honolulu for Cohort #1 – 6-31 March this week. We are also anticipating the arrival of 5 trainees to our Guam location at the end of the month for Cohort #1 Guam – 27 March to 21 April. Hawaii Cohort #1: March 6 – 31, 2017 Clemencia Sioneholo – […]
PITD Guam Instructor presents research at University of Hawaii Seminar
The first day of #AMS2017 was a busy one. The day began with the presidential forum “Earth System Observations in Service to Society”. The overall theme of the meeting is the crucial role that observations of all kinds play in the global weather enterprise. That echoes what our participants hear in Pacific Desk training! The […]
Kamehameha Schools Career Fair
PITD Guam Instructor David Hitzl presented his recent research at a University of Hawaii seminar on December 7th, 2016. Mr. Hitzl is currently researching mesoscale weather phenomena related to seasonal changes in airflow around the Hawaiian coastal waters using the WRF high-resolution numerical model. Links to video of the seminar are attached below.
Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRiMO) 2016
On Friday January 13th, 2017, the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC) and the Pacific International Training Desk (PITD) hosted a booth at the Kamehameha schools career fair. The booth featured several fun and educational activities for the students. One activity required the students to identify various pacific islands and territories on a map. Another […]
Micronesia Managers Meeting 2016
Honolulu, HI March 14-17, 2016. The Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRiMO) annual conference is a leading venue for emergency, disaster risk reduction, and hazards professionals to share ideas, strategize, and collaborate on solutions that address the varied challenges facing Pacific Island communities working toward resilience goals. The theme of PRiMO 2016, “The Voyage to Resilience: […]
PITD training in Guam officially starts!
The Micronesia Managers Meeting is an annual meeting of the US Weather Service Offices (WSO) and Weather Forecast Offices in the Pacific Region for programmatic and budgetary review. The Pacific International Training Desk was invited to the Micronesia Managers Meeting 2016 to provide an update on the PITD in Guam and hear feedback from the […]
Pacific RANET Meeting in Honolulu
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Pacific International Training Desk Guam On-Site Training Program (Guam OSTP), on 25 January 2016 at the NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Office Guam. The Guam OSTP will focus on training observers from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands […]
Pacific Desk joined in on discussions with experts from around the Pacific Region to review the status RANET technologies and plan for a way forward. The meeting was hosted by the NOAA/NWS and supported by the University of Hawaii Telecommunications And Social Informatics Research Program / PEACESAT at UH Manoa campus.