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Pacific International Training Desk Alumni

2017
Hawaii Cohort #1: March 6 – 31, 2017

Uimai Uluao (Tuvalu)
Tinomana Naea (Cooks Islands)
Tavau Vaaia (Tuvalu) Clemencia Sioneholo (Niue)

2016
Hawaii Cohort #1: February 1 – 26, 2016


Sakumai Kanawi (Papua New Guinea)

Polapola Keli (Tuvalu)

Alamoana Tofuola (Tuvalu)

Peter Warupi (Papua New Guinea)
Guam Cohort #1: January 25 – February 19, 2016


Kenely Andon (Pohnpei, FSM)

Rick Dizon (Koror, Republic of Palau)

Choorang Falan (Yap, FSM)

Nover Juria (Majuro, RMI)

Sosten Sos (Chuuk, FSM)
Hawaii Cohort #2: April 25 – May 20, 2016


Joe Ganqurae (Solomon Islands)

Lohia Heau (Papua New Guinea)

Solomon Manataniasi (Solomon Islands)

Ula Virobo (Papua New Guinea)
Guam Cohort #2: March 7 – April 1, 2016


Ann Andrew (Chuuk, FSM)

Lee Jacklick (Majuro, RMI)

Wilfred Nanpei (Pohnpei, FSM)

Jane Laakthin (Yap, FSM)

Joyleen Tmatk-Temengil (Koror, Republic of Palau)
Hawaii Cohort #3: June 6 – July 1, 2016


Meleka Mativa (Tokelau)

Solonaima Mei (Tokelau)

Willie Molisa (Vanuatu)
Guam Cohort #3: May 2 – 27, 2016


Justin Fanechigiy (Yap, FSM)

Samson Kaneko (Republic of the Marshall Islands)

Lukas Likiche (Chuuk, FSM)

Johnny Musrasrik (Pohnpei, FSM)

Godwin Sisior (Republic of Palau)
Hawaii Cohort #4: August 1 – 26, 2016


Kolinio Leuiciva (Fiji)

Ratu Josaia Malaude (Fiji)

Willie Molisa (Vanuatu)
Hawaii Cohort #5: October 3 – 28, 2016


Reginald Hingano (Tonga)

Andrew Sofeni (Samoa)

Faingataa Vaitaki (Tonga)

Emau Toluono (Samoa)

Atinta Bwauro (Kiribati)

Jackie Parks (Kiribati)

2015
Hawaii Cohort #1: April 27 – May 22, 2015


Levu Antfalo (Vanuatu)

Mele Lakai (Tonga)

Uinita Vea (Tonga)

Fredrick Vuti (Vanuatu)
Hawaii Cohort #2: June 15 – July 10, 2015


Alexander Rilifia (Solomon Islands)

Reginald Hingano (Tonga)

Sione Tuungafasi (Tonga)

Ueneta Toorua (Kiribati)
Hawaii Cohort #3: August 3 – August 23, 2015


Hingano Laufoli (Niue)

Bates Manea (Cook Islands)

Siutiti Tapu (Tonga)

Tevita Taufa (Tonga)
Hawaii Cohort #4: September 14 – October 9, 2015


Togi Fauena (Samoa)

Albert Niko (Samoa)

Maciu Saukuru (Fiji)

Thomas Zackious (Kiribati)
Hawaii Cohort #5: October 19 – November 13, 2015


Tomasi Cati (Fiji)

Annie Maua (Samoa)

Manu Solomona (Samoa)

Katanute Tuevi (Kiribati)

Sione Tuungafasi (Tonga)

Samiu Vaitaki (Tonga)

2014
Hawaii Cohort #1: June 16 – July 11, 2014


Elifaleti Ene (Tuvalu)

Richard Gokrun (Tuvalu)
Hawaii Cohort #2: August 11 – September 5, 2014


Maccarios Auvae (Samoa)

Silipa Mulitalo (Samoa)

Wayne Pene (Papua New Guinea)

Slade Ririmae (Solomon Islands)
Hawaii Cohort #3: September 15 – October 10, 2014


Anthony Kalai (Papua New Guinea)

Kolinio Seru (Fiji)

Charlie Vulum (Papua New Guinea)
Hawaii Cohort #4: October 20 – November 14, 2014

Taumoa Bateriki (Kiribati)

Mellissa Talagi Douglas (Niue)

Edwin Kant (Fiji)

Manea Maretapu (Cook Islands)

Uimai Uluao

She attends the Pacific Desk training with experience in weather forecasting at the Tuvalu Meteorological Service. Uimai completed her Form Seven Certificate at Motufoua Secondary School in 2014. She started working at the Tuvalu Meteorological in 2015 November as a meteorological observer, which she is responsible to perform daily weather observations for aircraft, coordinate the recordings of daily weather observations, prepare daily balloon launches, coordinate the maintenance of equipment, remote and communicate weather and climate activities on collecting hourly weather observation. She is a registered student at USP studying meteorology related courses.

Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Ministry of Communication and Transport | Government of Tuvalu | Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu | Telephone Number: (+688) 20736 |Email: princessjosephinenpaeagi@gmail.com

Uimai Uluao

She attends the Pacific Desk training with experience in weather forecasting at the Tuvalu Meteorological Service. Uimai completed her Form Seven Certificate at Motufoua Secondary School in 2014. She started working at the Tuvalu Meteorological in 2015 November as a meteorological observer, which she is responsible to perform daily weather observations for aircraft, coordinate the recordings of daily weather observations, prepare daily balloon launches, coordinate the maintenance of equipment, remote and communicate weather and climate activities on collecting hourly weather observation. She is a registered student at USP studying meteorology related courses.

Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Ministry of Communication and Transport | Government of Tuvalu | Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu | Telephone Number: (+688) 20736 |Email: princessjosephinenpaeagi@gmail.com

Tinomana (Tino) Naea

He works for the Cook Islands Meteorological Services. After graduating from High school, he took a year off to help with their family business. He joined the Cooks Islands Meteorological Service in 2013 and is currently an Operational Observer. He has attended trainings on Himawari8 Data, Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response (PTWC Enhanced Products), and Basic Meteorological Training. Tino is appreciative of the training opportunities in helping him develop skills to help his country. He hopes to learn more during the Pacific Desk training so to better serve his country.

Cook Islands Meteorological Service | PO Box 296 | Avarua, Cook Islands | Telephone Number: (+682) 20603 |Email: tinomana.naea@cookislands.gov.ck

Tinomana (Tino) Naea

He works for the Cook Islands Meteorological Services. After graduating from High school, he took a year off to help with their family business. He joined the Cooks Islands Meteorological Service in 2013 and is currently an Operational Observer. He has attended trainings on Himawari8 Data, Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response (PTWC Enhanced Products), and Basic Meteorological Training. Tino is appreciative of the training opportunities in helping him develop skills to help his country. He hopes to learn more during the Pacific Desk training so to better serve his country.

Cook Islands Meteorological Service | PO Box 296 | Avarua, Cook Islands | Telephone Number: (+682) 20603 |Email: tinomana.naea@cookislands.gov.ck

Tavau Vaaia

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji in 2012. After graduation, she worked for a project co-funded by GIZ and SPC named Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Countries stationed at the Department of Environment, Tuvalu. There, she worked closely in collaboration with other climate change (CC) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) related projects in collating and recording all CC & DRR related information in a database been developed. With support from SOPAC SPC and SPREP, she was able to conduct an Information Needs Assessment (INA) training workshop for key stakeholders. As a result, a situation analysis report was compiled based on feedback and recommendations from key stakeholders. After her contract finished with GIZ, she worked as an Assistant Environment Officer that deals mostly with land degradation. After a month, she was awarded with a new post at the Tuvalu Meteorological Service, to work as a Scientific Officer where she looks after the forecasting section. She lives with her husband Simeona, Fisheries Officer and two beautiful daughters on Funafuti, Tuvalu.

Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Ministry of Communication and Transport | Government of Tuvalu | Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu | Telephone Number: (+688) 20736 |
Email: tamanuku06@gmail.com

Tavau Vaaia

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji in 2012. After graduation, she worked for a project co-funded by GIZ and SPC named Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Countries stationed at the Department of Environment, Tuvalu. There, she worked closely in collaboration with other climate change (CC) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) related projects in collating and recording all CC & DRR related information in a database been developed. With support from SOPAC SPC and SPREP, she was able to conduct an Information Needs Assessment (INA) training workshop for key stakeholders. As a result, a situation analysis report was compiled based on feedback and recommendations from key stakeholders. After her contract finished with GIZ, she worked as an Assistant Environment Officer that deals mostly with land degradation. After a month, she was awarded with a new post at the Tuvalu Meteorological Service, to work as a Scientific Officer where she looks after the forecasting section. She lives with her husband Simeona, Fisheries Officer and two beautiful daughters on Funafuti, Tuvalu.

Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Ministry of Communication and Transport | Government of Tuvalu | Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu | Telephone Number: (+688) 20736 |
Email: tamanuku06@gmail.com

Clemencia Sioneholo

She is the youngest of the 6 sibling in her family. She lives with her family in the main town of Alofi in Niue. She has a strong connection with her culture and is proud to represent her country in whatever opportunity that presents itself. In her spare time it is usually spend helping out at the family restaurant or participating in community commitments. Clemencia has worked at the Niue Meteorological Service since 2015. She has participated in regional workshops and short-term training attachments within the Pacific region. Clemencia have been awarded certificates from various trainings on Quality Management System 9001:2015, Analysis and Application of Himawari-8 Data, and Maintenance and Calibration of Meteorological Instruments held in Fiji Meteorological Service and sponsored by Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Clemencia also attended the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) and Climate Data for the Environment (CliDE) User Workshop held in Apia, Samoa in 2016. Clemencia’s current duties involves in assisting in preparing the daily and three day weather forecast, collect daily and hourly observations, data input for CLiDE, maintaining the climate station and preparing the national TV weather for Niue. She is now considering future studies within this field and is grateful to be given this opportunity to attend and experience the Pacific Desk Training.

Niue Metrological Service| Government of Niue | Hanan Airport, Alofi Niue | Telephone Number: (+683) 4077 |Email: Clemencia.Sioneholo@mail.gov.nu

Clemencia Sioneholo

She is the youngest of the 6 sibling in her family. She lives with her family in the main town of Alofi in Niue. She has a strong connection with her culture and is proud to represent her country in whatever opportunity that presents itself. In her spare time it is usually spend helping out at the family restaurant or participating in community commitments. Clemencia has worked at the Niue Meteorological Service since 2015. She has participated in regional workshops and short-term training attachments within the Pacific region. Clemencia have been awarded certificates from various trainings on Quality Management System 9001:2015, Analysis and Application of Himawari-8 Data, and Maintenance and Calibration of Meteorological Instruments held in Fiji Meteorological Service and sponsored by Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Clemencia also attended the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) and Climate Data for the Environment (CliDE) User Workshop held in Apia, Samoa in 2016. Clemencia’s current duties involves in assisting in preparing the daily and three day weather forecast, collect daily and hourly observations, data input for CLiDE, maintaining the climate station and preparing the national TV weather for Niue. She is now considering future studies within this field and is grateful to be given this opportunity to attend and experience the Pacific Desk Training.

Niue Metrological Service| Government of Niue | Hanan Airport, Alofi Niue | Telephone Number: (+683) 4077 |Email: Clemencia.Sioneholo@mail.gov.nu

Sakumai Kanawi
 
He is a certified Meteorological Observer (Class IV). He is currently working as a Briefing Officer/Assistant Weather Forecaster with the Papua New Guinea Meteorological Service. He has worked in the field of meteorology over the last decade. He provides meteorological service to the aviation industries and collects surface and upper air meteorological data for forecasting and climate purposes. He has attended several training courses including trainings hosted by the Fiji Meteorological Services Training Centre, Nadi‐Fiji Island. The training courses he attended at FMS are: 1. Communications and Information Services in Meteorology (Nadi, Fiji 2010); 2. The Third Country Program on Regional Meteorology Training for Pacific Island Countries‐ Meteorological Equipment and Instruments Maintenance Calibration Training Course (Nadi, Fiji 2012). Sakumai holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the International Training Institute (PNG, 2013); Certificate in Train the Trainer Course (PNG Human Resource Institute‐2014) and has participated in conducting initial meteorological observer training at PNG National Weather Service.
 
Papua New Guinea Weather Service | P. O. Box 1240, Boroko, National Capital District | Papua New Guinea | Telephone Number: (+675) 3259520 | Fax: (+675) 3255544 | Mobile: (+675) 71555653 | Email: skanawi@outlook.com
Sakumai Kanawi
 
He is a certified Meteorological Observer (Class IV). He is currently working as a Briefing Officer/Assistant Weather Forecaster with the Papua New Guinea Meteorological Service. He has worked in the field of meteorology over the last decade. He provides meteorological service to the aviation industries and collects surface and upper air meteorological data for forecasting and climate purposes. He has attended several training courses including trainings hosted by the Fiji Meteorological Services Training Centre, Nadi‐Fiji Island. The training courses he attended at FMS are: 1. Communications and Information Services in Meteorology (Nadi, Fiji 2010); 2. The Third Country Program on Regional Meteorology Training for Pacific Island Countries‐ Meteorological Equipment and Instruments Maintenance Calibration Training Course (Nadi, Fiji 2012). Sakumai holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the International Training Institute (PNG, 2013); Certificate in Train the Trainer Course (PNG Human Resource Institute‐2014) and has participated in conducting initial meteorological observer training at PNG National Weather Service.
 
Papua New Guinea Weather Service | P. O. Box 1240, Boroko, National Capital District | Papua New Guinea | Telephone Number: (+675) 3259520 | Fax: (+675) 3255544 | Mobile: (+675) 71555653 | Email: skanawi@outlook.com
Polapola Keli
 
He is an Observer at the Tuvalu Meteorological Services. He has been working with the Tuvalu Meteorological Services since 2006. He has attended Basic Forecasting Training (Fiji), Polapola's duties include: preparing daily weather forecast; data input into the CLIDE system; weather observation and other duties assign by supervisor.
 
Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu | Telephone Number: (+688) 20736 |Email: kpolapola@gmail.com
Polapola Keli
 
He is an Observer at the Tuvalu Meteorological Services. He has been working with the Tuvalu Meteorological Services since 2006. He has attended Basic Forecasting Training (Fiji), Polapola's duties include: preparing daily weather forecast; data input into the CLIDE system; weather observation and other duties assign by supervisor.
 
Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu | Telephone Number: (+688) 20736 |Email: kpolapola@gmail.com
Alamoana Tofuola
 
Alamoana has been an observer since May 2012. He assists to prepare forecasts and soundings. Alamoana enjoys the challenges in the field of meteorology and is encouraged to pursue it further. He is married to Talimoana and they have two children, Fagalo and Junior Saaga.
 
Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu | Telephone Number: (+688) 20723 |Email: alamoanat@gmail.com
Alamoana Tofuola
 
Alamoana has been an observer since May 2012. He assists to prepare forecasts and soundings. Alamoana enjoys the challenges in the field of meteorology and is encouraged to pursue it further. He is married to Talimoana and they have two children, Fagalo and Junior Saaga.
 
Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu | Telephone Number: (+688) 20723 |Email: alamoanat@gmail.com
Peter Warupi
 
He is a Briefing Officer/Assistant Weather Forecaster for the Papua New Guinea Meteorological Service. He is a certified Meteorological Observer (Class IV) and has been working for the PNG Meteorological Service since 1994. Peter Warpui conducts face‐to‐face briefings and maintains meteorological watch for all domestic and international aerodromes/air routes.
 
Papua New Guinea Weather Service | P. O. Box 1240, Boroko, National Capital District | Telephone Number: (+675) 3259520, Fax: (+675) 3255544 | Mobile: (+675) 71483395 | Email: weatheraviation@gmail.com.
Peter Warupi
 
He is a Briefing Officer/Assistant Weather Forecaster for the Papua New Guinea Meteorological Service. He is a certified Meteorological Observer (Class IV) and has been working for the PNG Meteorological Service since 1994. Peter Warpui conducts face‐to‐face briefings and maintains meteorological watch for all domestic and international aerodromes/air routes.
 
Papua New Guinea Weather Service | P. O. Box 1240, Boroko, National Capital District | Telephone Number: (+675) 3259520, Fax: (+675) 3255544 | Mobile: (+675) 71483395 | Email: weatheraviation@gmail.com.
Kenely Andon
 
He was hired to work for the Weather Service office in Pohnpei on June 17. 1991. He was trained and passed the surface and aviation examination on November 05, 1991 and becomes the Weather Service Observer or Meteorology technician at that time. He went to Guam for Fundamentals of Meteorology Training from January 14 to February 13, 1992. He took the Upper Air or Micro Art training on July 08 1992 and becomes certify to take Upper Air observations. He was trained and certify to do the Pilot Briefing on October 1995. The Pilot briefing certificate should be renewed every year but the program was stop in 1996. He worked at the Weather Service office from June 17, 1991 as Meteorology Technician or Weather Service Observer and on August 14, 2008 he becomes the Supervisory Weather Service Specialist. As a Supervisory Weather Service Specialist (SWSS), he is responsible for Weather Service Specialist operations of the station. He also responsible to train the newly hired Observers for Weather Service Office Pohnpei, Kosrae state and Outer Islands synoptic stations. He lives in Nanponmahl Sokehs.
 
Pohnpei Weather Service Office | PO Box 69 |Tel: 691-320-2248 / 5605 5947 | Fax: 691 320 4700 / 5787 | Email:kenely.andon@noaa.gov |

 

Kenely Andon
 
He was hired to work for the Weather Service office in Pohnpei on June 17. 1991. He was trained and passed the surface and aviation examination on November 05, 1991 and becomes the Weather Service Observer or Meteorology technician at that time. He went to Guam for Fundamentals of Meteorology Training from January 14 to February 13, 1992. He took the Upper Air or Micro Art training on July 08 1992 and becomes certify to take Upper Air observations. He was trained and certify to do the Pilot Briefing on October 1995. The Pilot briefing certificate should be renewed every year but the program was stop in 1996. He worked at the Weather Service office from June 17, 1991 as Meteorology Technician or Weather Service Observer and on August 14, 2008 he becomes the Supervisory Weather Service Specialist. As a Supervisory Weather Service Specialist (SWSS), he is responsible for Weather Service Specialist operations of the station. He also responsible to train the newly hired Observers for Weather Service Office Pohnpei, Kosrae state and Outer Islands synoptic stations. He lives in Nanponmahl Sokehs.
 
Pohnpei Weather Service Office | PO Box 69 |Tel: 691-320-2248 / 5605 5947 | Fax: 691 320 4700 / 5787 | Email:kenely.andon@noaa.gov |

 

Rick Dizon

He has been a Weather Service Specialist at National Weather Service Office (WSO) in Koror since October 03, 2006. Duties required are collecting meteorological data at the surface: wind parameters, visibility, sky condition, temperatures, pressure, precipitation, which also includes synoptic data, and upper air meteorological data for different levels of the atmosphere. Additional training related to his field includes the 9th WMO Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Workshop and the Public Weather Forecast Workshop in September of 2011 both held in Melbourne, Australia at the Bureau of Meteorology. On July 2013, Rick attended the 1st Aviation Meteorology Personnel Workshop Quality Management System (QMS). Shortly thereafter, he became the focal point for Aerodrome Flight Information Services’ (AFIS) surface observations. Then on April 23‐25, 2014 he attended the Proceedings of the Pacific Islands Climate Services Dialog workshop at Majuro of the Republic of Marshall Islands, to discuss preparedness measures during an El Nino event. Ongoing daily training is done locally with WSO’s Staff Meteorologist on Weather and Climate forecast products. These workshops/trainings have enabled Rick to analyze numerical predictions models and disseminate information to the National Emergency Management Office, other sectors in the Republic of Palau, and the public. Currently, Rick is the secondary climate focal point for WSO Koror and the other Weather Service Cooperative Stations.
 
Koror Weather Service Office | PO Box 520 | Koror, Palau |Tel: 680‐488‐1034 | Email: rick.dizon@noaa.gov |
Rick Dizon

He has been a Weather Service Specialist at National Weather Service Office (WSO) in Koror since October 03, 2006. Duties required are collecting meteorological data at the surface: wind parameters, visibility, sky condition, temperatures, pressure, precipitation, which also includes synoptic data, and upper air meteorological data for different levels of the atmosphere. Additional training related to his field includes the 9th WMO Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Workshop and the Public Weather Forecast Workshop in September of 2011 both held in Melbourne, Australia at the Bureau of Meteorology. On July 2013, Rick attended the 1st Aviation Meteorology Personnel Workshop Quality Management System (QMS). Shortly thereafter, he became the focal point for Aerodrome Flight Information Services’ (AFIS) surface observations. Then on April 23‐25, 2014 he attended the Proceedings of the Pacific Islands Climate Services Dialog workshop at Majuro of the Republic of Marshall Islands, to discuss preparedness measures during an El Nino event. Ongoing daily training is done locally with WSO’s Staff Meteorologist on Weather and Climate forecast products. These workshops/trainings have enabled Rick to analyze numerical predictions models and disseminate information to the National Emergency Management Office, other sectors in the Republic of Palau, and the public. Currently, Rick is the secondary climate focal point for WSO Koror and the other Weather Service Cooperative Stations.
 
Koror Weather Service Office | PO Box 520 | Koror, Palau |Tel: 680‐488‐1034 | Email: rick.dizon@noaa.gov |
Choorang Falan
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist with the Yap Weather Service Office. He has been with the Weather Service since 1985. His main duties include taking hourly observations, relaying weather information to V6aI radio and collecting storm/tyhoon warning and advisory to the DCO and general public.
 
Yap Weather Service Office | PO Box 10 | Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, 96943|Tel: 691‐350‐2194 | Email:choorang.falan@noaa.gov|
Choorang Falan
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist with the Yap Weather Service Office. He has been with the Weather Service since 1985. His main duties include taking hourly observations, relaying weather information to V6aI radio and collecting storm/tyhoon warning and advisory to the DCO and general public.
 
Yap Weather Service Office | PO Box 10 | Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, 96943|Tel: 691‐350‐2194 | Email:choorang.falan@noaa.gov|
Nover Juria
 
He is a weather and climate specialist working at the National Weather Services in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands. He joined the National Weather Services in September 2010 and served as a weather specialist and climate focal point until now. Nover graduated from the college of the Marsh all Islands with his Associates of Science degree in Business Administration and Computer Science in 2008, and few years later he graduated again with his Associates of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with Specialty in Computer Science. He is currently taking Geospatial Science and GIS courses at the University of the South Pacific and he’s aiming to complete his studies sometimes next year. Nover attended and participated in many climate trainings, work shops, and conferences already by the NWS Guam, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), SPREP, SPC, and the Korean APEC Climate Center and he’s familiar with their climate tools, products and services. He attended his climate trainings and conferences in Australia, Korea, Germany, and some of the South Pacific Island Countries including Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Tonga. In 2012, he also participated in the 10 week computers training with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. Before he came to the Pacific Desk training in Guam, he also participated in the Korean APCC 2015‐Young Scientist Support Program Training in Busan, Korea from October 18 to December 20, 2015.
 
Majuro Weather Service Office | PO Box 78 | Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960 | Tel: 692‐625‐3214 | Email: nover.juria@noaa.gov |

 

Nover Juria
 
He is a weather and climate specialist working at the National Weather Services in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands. He joined the National Weather Services in September 2010 and served as a weather specialist and climate focal point until now. Nover graduated from the college of the Marsh all Islands with his Associates of Science degree in Business Administration and Computer Science in 2008, and few years later he graduated again with his Associates of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with Specialty in Computer Science. He is currently taking Geospatial Science and GIS courses at the University of the South Pacific and he’s aiming to complete his studies sometimes next year. Nover attended and participated in many climate trainings, work shops, and conferences already by the NWS Guam, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), SPREP, SPC, and the Korean APEC Climate Center and he’s familiar with their climate tools, products and services. He attended his climate trainings and conferences in Australia, Korea, Germany, and some of the South Pacific Island Countries including Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Tonga. In 2012, he also participated in the 10 week computers training with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. Before he came to the Pacific Desk training in Guam, he also participated in the Korean APCC 2015‐Young Scientist Support Program Training in Busan, Korea from October 18 to December 20, 2015.
 
Majuro Weather Service Office | PO Box 78 | Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960 | Tel: 692‐625‐3214 | Email: nover.juria@noaa.gov |

 

Sosten Sos
 
He lives on the island center of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. He is married to Yerinta, a Practical Nurse at the Chuuk State Hospital and they have six children. He started his civil servi ce as a youth advisor. After coming from abroad while furthering his studies, Mr. Sos had a short stint at the Chuuk Public Safety as a police officer for five years. While working as a law enforcement officer, he decided to enroll in some courses for his career. He took some courses at the College of Micronesia‐Chuuk Campus and changed his career to embark in another field. He eventually received his Associate Degree in Teacher Education while majoring in Mathematics in June 2012. After graduating in June 2012 from the College of Micronesia, he joined the National Weather Service. While working at his current job as a Weather Service Specialist, he was selected as a vocal point after five years for the MAPSO Program and was certified as a Surf Spotter. Mr. Sos also attended many Meteorological Training and workshops including those on climate data (eg. CliDe), climate validation, modeling, impacts, risk reduction (DDR), and disaster prevention. He went on to represent the Federated States of Micronesia in the MWO training in Melbourne, Australia and the Sixth Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ conference on the Himawari Satellite in Tokyo, Japan. Moreover, Mr. Sos attended other meteorological trainings on Guam and on Pohnpei. Mr. Sos is currently a member of the Climate Team who are responsible for updating of all daily data such as rainfall, temperature from all the second order stations, surf sites, and the electronic F‐6 form. Additionally, he joined the monthly PEAC telephone conference and the outreach program. He was involved in outreach sessions to the public and private schools and the general public. Last October 2015, he was appointed by the Mayor of Weno Municipality to become a councilman for his village at the Weno Municipal Government. He endeavored to assist the youths, women and men’s groups to upgrade their living standards.

Chuuk Weather Service Office | PO Box A | Chuuk State, FSM 96942 |Tel: 011 691 330 2548 | Email: sosten.sos@noaa.gov |
Sosten Sos
 
He lives on the island center of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. He is married to Yerinta, a Practical Nurse at the Chuuk State Hospital and they have six children. He started his civil servi ce as a youth advisor. After coming from abroad while furthering his studies, Mr. Sos had a short stint at the Chuuk Public Safety as a police officer for five years. While working as a law enforcement officer, he decided to enroll in some courses for his career. He took some courses at the College of Micronesia‐Chuuk Campus and changed his career to embark in another field. He eventually received his Associate Degree in Teacher Education while majoring in Mathematics in June 2012. After graduating in June 2012 from the College of Micronesia, he joined the National Weather Service. While working at his current job as a Weather Service Specialist, he was selected as a vocal point after five years for the MAPSO Program and was certified as a Surf Spotter. Mr. Sos also attended many Meteorological Training and workshops including those on climate data (eg. CliDe), climate validation, modeling, impacts, risk reduction (DDR), and disaster prevention. He went on to represent the Federated States of Micronesia in the MWO training in Melbourne, Australia and the Sixth Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ conference on the Himawari Satellite in Tokyo, Japan. Moreover, Mr. Sos attended other meteorological trainings on Guam and on Pohnpei. Mr. Sos is currently a member of the Climate Team who are responsible for updating of all daily data such as rainfall, temperature from all the second order stations, surf sites, and the electronic F‐6 form. Additionally, he joined the monthly PEAC telephone conference and the outreach program. He was involved in outreach sessions to the public and private schools and the general public. Last October 2015, he was appointed by the Mayor of Weno Municipality to become a councilman for his village at the Weno Municipal Government. He endeavored to assist the youths, women and men’s groups to upgrade their living standards.

Chuuk Weather Service Office | PO Box A | Chuuk State, FSM 96942 |Tel: 011 691 330 2548 | Email: sosten.sos@noaa.gov |
Joe Ganqurae

He is a Meteorological Observer from the Solomon Islands. He graduated with a Meteorological Technician Certificate qualifying in the WMO Mid Level Meteorological Technician course in 2009. He works for the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) as an observer at the aerodrome and upper air station. Currently, he is studying Foundation Science, Math and Physics at the University of the South Pacific; Honiara Campus, in the Solomon Islands.
 
Solomon Islands Meteorological Service | PO Box 21 | Honiara, Solomon Islands | Tel: 011 677 27658 | Email: ganqurae86@gmail.com |
Joe Ganqurae

He is a Meteorological Observer from the Solomon Islands. He graduated with a Meteorological Technician Certificate qualifying in the WMO Mid Level Meteorological Technician course in 2009. He works for the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) as an observer at the aerodrome and upper air station. Currently, he is studying Foundation Science, Math and Physics at the University of the South Pacific; Honiara Campus, in the Solomon Islands.
 
Solomon Islands Meteorological Service | PO Box 21 | Honiara, Solomon Islands | Tel: 011 677 27658 | Email: ganqurae86@gmail.com |
Heau Lohia
 
He is a certified Meteorological Class IV Observer with the PNG National Weather Service. He completed his MET Observer’s course in 1979 and worked for 4 years before he pursued another career path as a Police Officer. He later returned to the PNG NWS and worked as a Meteorological Observer Grade 1 to Grade 4, supervising junior observers from 1996 to 2004. He also attended the Pacific Island Level 1 Course in Fiji in 1998 and the recent climate outlook in Port Moresby. Lohia is currently working as a meteorological aviation briefing officer while assisting the PNG forecasters with preparing and disseminating weather forecasts to both the aviation industries and the public as a whole at Port Moresby International airport. He has over 8 years of meteorological observation experience and over 10 years of aviation briefing duties. He also assists in the PNG NWS 24/7 operation in the absence of the immediate supervisor.
 
Papua New Guinea National Weather Service | PO Box 1240 | Boroko NCD | Papua New Guinea |Tel: 011 675 325 9520 | Fax: 011 675 325 5544 | Email: weatheraviation@gmail.com
Heau Lohia
 
He is a certified Meteorological Class IV Observer with the PNG National Weather Service. He completed his MET Observer’s course in 1979 and worked for 4 years before he pursued another career path as a Police Officer. He later returned to the PNG NWS and worked as a Meteorological Observer Grade 1 to Grade 4, supervising junior observers from 1996 to 2004. He also attended the Pacific Island Level 1 Course in Fiji in 1998 and the recent climate outlook in Port Moresby. Lohia is currently working as a meteorological aviation briefing officer while assisting the PNG forecasters with preparing and disseminating weather forecasts to both the aviation industries and the public as a whole at Port Moresby International airport. He has over 8 years of meteorological observation experience and over 10 years of aviation briefing duties. He also assists in the PNG NWS 24/7 operation in the absence of the immediate supervisor.
 
Papua New Guinea National Weather Service | PO Box 1240 | Boroko NCD | Papua New Guinea |Tel: 011 675 325 9520 | Fax: 011 675 325 5544 | Email: weatheraviation@gmail.com
Solomon Manataniasi
 
He is a Meteorological Observer who works at Henderson International Airport,Honiara, Solomon Islands. After completing his foundation science courses with the University of the South Pacific in 2007, he was accepted to participate in the WMO Class 4 Meteorological observers course at the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service in 2009. Graduated with an Entry‐ Level Meteorological Technician certificate in December 2009, Solomon has been working at the Henderson Aeronautical Met‐Station ever since. His scope of duties include doing routine weather observations for the aircraft operations, preparing pre‐flight weather briefings for the domestic flights, transmitting 3‐hourly synoptic weather observations from the Solomon Islands weather stations to various stakeholders and clients and preparing weather reports from various weather stations in the Solomon Islands for media release. Curious and passionate about his career in Meteorology, Solomon is pursuing a Bachelors of Science majoring in Physics and Mathematics at the University of the South Pacific.
 
Solomon Islands Meteorological Service | PO Box 21 | Honiara, Solomon Islands | Tel: 011 677 27658 | Email: solomonmanataniasi517@gmail.com
Solomon Manataniasi
 
He is a Meteorological Observer who works at Henderson International Airport,Honiara, Solomon Islands. After completing his foundation science courses with the University of the South Pacific in 2007, he was accepted to participate in the WMO Class 4 Meteorological observers course at the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service in 2009. Graduated with an Entry‐ Level Meteorological Technician certificate in December 2009, Solomon has been working at the Henderson Aeronautical Met‐Station ever since. His scope of duties include doing routine weather observations for the aircraft operations, preparing pre‐flight weather briefings for the domestic flights, transmitting 3‐hourly synoptic weather observations from the Solomon Islands weather stations to various stakeholders and clients and preparing weather reports from various weather stations in the Solomon Islands for media release. Curious and passionate about his career in Meteorology, Solomon is pursuing a Bachelors of Science majoring in Physics and Mathematics at the University of the South Pacific.
 
Solomon Islands Meteorological Service | PO Box 21 | Honiara, Solomon Islands | Tel: 011 677 27658 | Email: solomonmanataniasi517@gmail.com
Ula Virobo
 
He is currently working with the Papua New Guinea National Weather Service as an Assistant Forecaster (Pilot Briefing Officer – Aviation Meteorology) providing routine aviation packages to the aviation industry. Ula’s duties include preparing Terminal Aerodrome Forecast dissemination using various communication modes, displaying the latest computer derived model data with satellite imagery and providing domestic and international flight documentation on a 24/7 rotation shift. Ula started his career with the organization in 1990 as an Aviation Meteorological Observer and made his way up after completing his Adult Matriculation program at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1988. He recently graduated with a Bachelor in Business and Management (2013), majoring in Public Policy Management at the University of Papua New Guinea. He is currently assisting the PNG NWS management by giving advice affecting the staff and the organization as a whole. He attended a workshop in Samoa on QMS in 2013 with the Quality Management System Team which make sure proper documents and procedures are followed and adhered to in the aviation meteorological settings.
 
Papua New Guinea National Weather Service | PO Box 1240 | Boroko NCD | Papua New Guinea |Tel: 011 675 325 9520 | Fax: 011 675 325 5544 | Email: weatheraviation@gmail.com |
Ula Virobo
 
He is currently working with the Papua New Guinea National Weather Service as an Assistant Forecaster (Pilot Briefing Officer – Aviation Meteorology) providing routine aviation packages to the aviation industry. Ula’s duties include preparing Terminal Aerodrome Forecast dissemination using various communication modes, displaying the latest computer derived model data with satellite imagery and providing domestic and international flight documentation on a 24/7 rotation shift. Ula started his career with the organization in 1990 as an Aviation Meteorological Observer and made his way up after completing his Adult Matriculation program at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1988. He recently graduated with a Bachelor in Business and Management (2013), majoring in Public Policy Management at the University of Papua New Guinea. He is currently assisting the PNG NWS management by giving advice affecting the staff and the organization as a whole. He attended a workshop in Samoa on QMS in 2013 with the Quality Management System Team which make sure proper documents and procedures are followed and adhered to in the aviation meteorological settings.
 
Papua New Guinea National Weather Service | PO Box 1240 | Boroko NCD | Papua New Guinea |Tel: 011 675 325 9520 | Fax: 011 675 325 5544 | Email: weatheraviation@gmail.com |
Ann Andrew
 
She started working for the National Weather Service Office in Chuuk in 2006. She is a Weather Service Specialist. Her participation in various training, including the Tropical Cyclone Disaster, Preparedness and Climate Workshop, has given her a sense of confidence as a Weather Service Specialist in the State of Chuuk. Prior to working for the National Weather Service, she took introductory courses at the college of Micronesia where she studied nursing. Ann has always been a family person and always looking to help people. She pursued training and education in order to become a Registered Nurse in Fiji. In 2004, Ann worked at the Chuuk State Personnel Office as an office clerk and then later moved to the Weather Service Office. She was fascinated with the new working environment, the people, the equipment and especially the motto “to protect people and property, not only the people here but also people abroad. Ann was committed to the idea that she would travel back and forth from her island everyday regardless of high surf or heavy rains to make it to work so she could help her colleagues help other people. Ann saw the opportunity to become a Weather Service Specialist and she took it. She read books on meteorology on her own, received some in house training from the MIC and other seniors in the office and in 2007 took the test to become certified. Ann graduated from PICS High School in 2003 where she earned her diploma.
 
Chuuk Weather Service Office | PO Box A | Chuuk State, FSM 96942 |Tel: 011 691 330 2548 | Email: ann.andrew@noaa.gov
Ann Andrew
 
She started working for the National Weather Service Office in Chuuk in 2006. She is a Weather Service Specialist. Her participation in various training, including the Tropical Cyclone Disaster, Preparedness and Climate Workshop, has given her a sense of confidence as a Weather Service Specialist in the State of Chuuk. Prior to working for the National Weather Service, she took introductory courses at the college of Micronesia where she studied nursing. Ann has always been a family person and always looking to help people. She pursued training and education in order to become a Registered Nurse in Fiji. In 2004, Ann worked at the Chuuk State Personnel Office as an office clerk and then later moved to the Weather Service Office. She was fascinated with the new working environment, the people, the equipment and especially the motto “to protect people and property, not only the people here but also people abroad. Ann was committed to the idea that she would travel back and forth from her island everyday regardless of high surf or heavy rains to make it to work so she could help her colleagues help other people. Ann saw the opportunity to become a Weather Service Specialist and she took it. She read books on meteorology on her own, received some in house training from the MIC and other seniors in the office and in 2007 took the test to become certified. Ann graduated from PICS High School in 2003 where she earned her diploma.
 
Chuuk Weather Service Office | PO Box A | Chuuk State, FSM 96942 |Tel: 011 691 330 2548 | Email: ann.andrew@noaa.gov
Lee Jacklick
 
He is the Supervisory Weather Service Specialist/Data Acquisition Program Manager for the Weather Service Office Majuro, RMI. He has been working with the Weather Service Office for almost 30 years. He started as a Meteorological Technician and later became a Weather Service Specialist. In 1992, he was promoted to Supervisory Weather Service Specialist. Lee is also the Country Focal Point for Tsunami Warning (TWP). He provides inspections and quality control over various networks within the WSO, Majuro and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He also oversees the Quality Management Program (QMS). Lee serves as acting station manager in absence of the manager and provides adverse weather and tsunami briefings to the US Embassy. Lee has attended numerous training and has obtained many certifications from training programs offered by various countries during his career at the WSO, Majuro.
 
Majuro Weather Service Office | PO Box 78 | Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960 |Tel: 011 692 625 3214 | Email: lee.jacklick@noaa.gov |
Lee Jacklick
 
He is the Supervisory Weather Service Specialist/Data Acquisition Program Manager for the Weather Service Office Majuro, RMI. He has been working with the Weather Service Office for almost 30 years. He started as a Meteorological Technician and later became a Weather Service Specialist. In 1992, he was promoted to Supervisory Weather Service Specialist. Lee is also the Country Focal Point for Tsunami Warning (TWP). He provides inspections and quality control over various networks within the WSO, Majuro and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He also oversees the Quality Management Program (QMS). Lee serves as acting station manager in absence of the manager and provides adverse weather and tsunami briefings to the US Embassy. Lee has attended numerous training and has obtained many certifications from training programs offered by various countries during his career at the WSO, Majuro.
 
Majuro Weather Service Office | PO Box 78 | Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960 |Tel: 011 692 625 3214 | Email: lee.jacklick@noaa.gov |
Wilfred Nanpei
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist/Disaster Coordinator and Tsunami Focal point for the Weather Service Office Pohnpei. He is a member of the FSM Disaster Steering Committee and Pohnpei State and Kosrae State Governor’s Emergency Task Force providing information and support for planning and overall disaster management and early warning systems, public watches/warning and declarations for Tropical Cyclones and Tsunami.
 
Pohnpei Weather Service Office | PO Box 69 |Tel: 691 320 2248 / 5605 5947 | Fax: 691 320 4700 / 5787 | Email: wilfred.nanpei@noaa.gov |
Wilfred Nanpei
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist/Disaster Coordinator and Tsunami Focal point for the Weather Service Office Pohnpei. He is a member of the FSM Disaster Steering Committee and Pohnpei State and Kosrae State Governor’s Emergency Task Force providing information and support for planning and overall disaster management and early warning systems, public watches/warning and declarations for Tropical Cyclones and Tsunami.
 
Pohnpei Weather Service Office | PO Box 69 |Tel: 691 320 2248 / 5605 5947 | Fax: 691 320 4700 / 5787 | Email: wilfred.nanpei@noaa.gov |
Jane Laakthin
 
She is a Weather Service Specialist (WSS) at the Weather Service Office (WSO) Yap. She has been with the WSO Yap since 1991. As a WSS, Jane providers hourly observations, daily/monthly climate observations, local forecasts, and verification of synoptic reports and surf observations.
 
Yap Weather Service Office | PO Box 10 | Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, 96943 |Tel: 011 691 350 2194 | Email:jane.laakthin@noaa.gov
Jane Laakthin
 
She is a Weather Service Specialist (WSS) at the Weather Service Office (WSO) Yap. She has been with the WSO Yap since 1991. As a WSS, Jane providers hourly observations, daily/monthly climate observations, local forecasts, and verification of synoptic reports and surf observations.
 
Yap Weather Service Office | PO Box 10 | Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, 96943 |Tel: 011 691 350 2194 | Email:jane.laakthin@noaa.gov
Joyleen Tmatk‐Temengil
 
She joined the National Weather Service as a Weather Service Specialist in 2004 with a mere interest in the field of Meteorology field, and little to no experience. Through her enthusiasm and commitment, she succeeded in acquiring all the required certifications for Surface, Synoptic and Upper‐Air observations as well as Hydrology in under six months, and went on to earn the Supervisory Weather Specialist position in two years. She has managed to broaden her knowledge through experience, various workshops, off‐island trainings, and working with Meteorologists and forecasters in Palau and Guam. Among the various workshops and trainings that contribute to her duties as a Supervisory Weather Service Specialist (SWSS), she participated in a three part Quality Management Systems Workshop in Apia, Samoa in 2009, the Kingdom of Tonga in 2010 and finally in Nadi, Fiji in 2011. She also attended the Operational Climate Services Course in June of 2010. Additionally, she also joined a COSPPac Weather Observations and Calibration Training as part of the Climate and Ocean Support Program in the Pacific, at the Bureau of Meteorology in Nadi Fiji in May 2014. In August of 2014, she attended the International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC) Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigations Systems and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) Enhanced Products in Honolulu Hawaii, which enabled her to take over the responsibility of issuing local Tsunami Warning/Watch Alerts. Joyleen is from and lives in Palau with her husband of twenty‐five years, Mr. Dexter Temengil.
 
Koror Weather Service Office | PO Box 520 | Koror, Palau |Tel: 011 680 488 1034 | Email: joyleen.temengil@noaa.gov
Joyleen Tmatk‐Temengil
 
She joined the National Weather Service as a Weather Service Specialist in 2004 with a mere interest in the field of Meteorology field, and little to no experience. Through her enthusiasm and commitment, she succeeded in acquiring all the required certifications for Surface, Synoptic and Upper‐Air observations as well as Hydrology in under six months, and went on to earn the Supervisory Weather Specialist position in two years. She has managed to broaden her knowledge through experience, various workshops, off‐island trainings, and working with Meteorologists and forecasters in Palau and Guam. Among the various workshops and trainings that contribute to her duties as a Supervisory Weather Service Specialist (SWSS), she participated in a three part Quality Management Systems Workshop in Apia, Samoa in 2009, the Kingdom of Tonga in 2010 and finally in Nadi, Fiji in 2011. She also attended the Operational Climate Services Course in June of 2010. Additionally, she also joined a COSPPac Weather Observations and Calibration Training as part of the Climate and Ocean Support Program in the Pacific, at the Bureau of Meteorology in Nadi Fiji in May 2014. In August of 2014, she attended the International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC) Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigations Systems and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) Enhanced Products in Honolulu Hawaii, which enabled her to take over the responsibility of issuing local Tsunami Warning/Watch Alerts. Joyleen is from and lives in Palau with her husband of twenty‐five years, Mr. Dexter Temengil.
 
Koror Weather Service Office | PO Box 520 | Koror, Palau |Tel: 011 680 488 1034 | Email: joyleen.temengil@noaa.gov
Meleka Mativa
 
She is a graduate of the University of the South Pacific with a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies. She is currently on assignment SPREP in the Climate Change Division, working closely with the Meteorology Department. She welcomes the opportunity to receive training at the Pacific International Training Desk to learn and develop her knowledge and skills as a young woman to add value to Tokelau’s development in the area of meteorology.
 
Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment | Tokelau Government | Tel: 011 690 23208 | Email:melekalivi92@gmail.com |
Meleka Mativa
 
She is a graduate of the University of the South Pacific with a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies. She is currently on assignment SPREP in the Climate Change Division, working closely with the Meteorology Department. She welcomes the opportunity to receive training at the Pacific International Training Desk to learn and develop her knowledge and skills as a young woman to add value to Tokelau’s development in the area of meteorology.
 
Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment | Tokelau Government | Tel: 011 690 23208 | Email:melekalivi92@gmail.com |
Solonaima Mei
 
She is an incoming member of the Tokelau National Weather Service. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of the South Pacific‐Fiji. She has recently completed an internship with the Small Grants Programme/Global Environmental Facility‐UNDP in Apia. She is on work attachment with SPREP under the Climate Change Division, working closely with the Meteorology Department.
 
Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office | Level 1, SNPF Building | Tel: 011 685 20 822/23 | Email: s_nukufou@yahoo.co.nz |
Solonaima Mei
 
She is an incoming member of the Tokelau National Weather Service. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of the South Pacific‐Fiji. She has recently completed an internship with the Small Grants Programme/Global Environmental Facility‐UNDP in Apia. She is on work attachment with SPREP under the Climate Change Division, working closely with the Meteorology Department.
 
Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office | Level 1, SNPF Building | Tel: 011 685 20 822/23 | Email: s_nukufou@yahoo.co.nz |
Willie Molisa

He joined the Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo Hazards Department in 2006 with a certificate of WMO IV. He was then transferred to his work site in the northern part of the country where Vanuatu’s second town is located. He has been working as a weather observer since 2006. He has attended many internal training and workshops within the country. He rates some of his most enjoyable moments as sharing his time with close family members and friends. His other interests and leisure activities include agriculture, snorkeling, hiking and socializing.
 
Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo Hazards Department | Ministry of Climate Change | Port Vila, Vanuatu | Tel: 011 678 24686 | Email: mwillie@meteo.gov.vu |
Willie Molisa

He joined the Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo Hazards Department in 2006 with a certificate of WMO IV. He was then transferred to his work site in the northern part of the country where Vanuatu’s second town is located. He has been working as a weather observer since 2006. He has attended many internal training and workshops within the country. He rates some of his most enjoyable moments as sharing his time with close family members and friends. His other interests and leisure activities include agriculture, snorkeling, hiking and socializing.
 
Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo Hazards Department | Ministry of Climate Change | Port Vila, Vanuatu | Tel: 011 678 24686 | Email: mwillie@meteo.gov.vu |
Justin Fanechigiy
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist I at the Yap Weather Service Office. He has been with WSO, Yap since 2010. He is responsible for hourly data input, aviation reports and synoptic reports. He attended Oregon State University majoring in Business Administration. In 2014, he participated in the MTTC (Meteorological Technician Training Course) in the Philippines for six months.
 
Yap Weather Service Office | PO Box 10 | Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, 96943 |Tel: 011 691 350 2194 | Email: Justin.fanechigiy@noaa.gov |
Justin Fanechigiy
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist I at the Yap Weather Service Office. He has been with WSO, Yap since 2010. He is responsible for hourly data input, aviation reports and synoptic reports. He attended Oregon State University majoring in Business Administration. In 2014, he participated in the MTTC (Meteorological Technician Training Course) in the Philippines for six months.
 
Yap Weather Service Office | PO Box 10 | Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, 96943 |Tel: 011 691 350 2194 | Email: Justin.fanechigiy@noaa.gov |
Samson Kaneko
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist/Observer and a climate focal point at the Weather Service Office in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands. He came on board at the Meteorological Services in 2007. He is certified to do Aviation/Surface, Synoptic, and Upper Air Observations. He also produces and disseminates the Local Forecast. As a climate focal point, he collects monthly climate data from the Second Order Stations and inputs them into a designated website provided by the National Weather Service. He recently attended a Young Scientists Support Program in Busan, South Korea. This was a two month long training, which involved learning their climate tool. The training was provided by the Asia Pacific Climate Center (APCC). He has always given his all to his Weather Service job and is hoping to retire as a Weather Service Specialist in the next 30 years or so.
 
Majuro Weather Service Office | PO Box 78 | Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960 |Tel: 011 692 625 3214 | Email: samson.kaneko@noaa.gov |
Samson Kaneko
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist/Observer and a climate focal point at the Weather Service Office in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands. He came on board at the Meteorological Services in 2007. He is certified to do Aviation/Surface, Synoptic, and Upper Air Observations. He also produces and disseminates the Local Forecast. As a climate focal point, he collects monthly climate data from the Second Order Stations and inputs them into a designated website provided by the National Weather Service. He recently attended a Young Scientists Support Program in Busan, South Korea. This was a two month long training, which involved learning their climate tool. The training was provided by the Asia Pacific Climate Center (APCC). He has always given his all to his Weather Service job and is hoping to retire as a Weather Service Specialist in the next 30 years or so.
 
Majuro Weather Service Office | PO Box 78 | Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 96960 |Tel: 011 692 625 3214 | Email: samson.kaneko@noaa.gov |
Lukas Likiche
 
He joined the National Weather Service Office in Chuuk in February 1999 and attended the Lassen Community College in Northern California, earning an AA in general education. In 2003, he attended a two‐week workshop in Basic Meteorology on Guam given by Tom Yoshida. During his time working for the Weather Service Office, he has participated in all of the workshops presented by Charles “Chip” Guard which occur every year in Micronesia. Lukas and his wife Karmen live on Weno Island in Chuuk State.
 
Chuuk Weather Service Office | PO Box A | Chuuk State, FSM 96942 |Tel: 011 691 330 2548 | Email: Lukas.likiche@noaa.gov
Lukas Likiche
 
He joined the National Weather Service Office in Chuuk in February 1999 and attended the Lassen Community College in Northern California, earning an AA in general education. In 2003, he attended a two‐week workshop in Basic Meteorology on Guam given by Tom Yoshida. During his time working for the Weather Service Office, he has participated in all of the workshops presented by Charles “Chip” Guard which occur every year in Micronesia. Lukas and his wife Karmen live on Weno Island in Chuuk State.
 
Chuuk Weather Service Office | PO Box A | Chuuk State, FSM 96942 |Tel: 011 691 330 2548 | Email: Lukas.likiche@noaa.gov
Johnny Musrasrik
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist at the Weather Service Office, Pohnpei. He has worked at the WSO since 2007. Johnny is certified in the MAPSO, RAOB and Synoptic aspects of the FSM NWS program. He aspires to learn as much as possible in the new Pacific International Training Desk program in Guam in order to further his skills in tropical forecasting.
 
In his free time, Johnny runs an NGO which focuses on environmental challenges and social issues that young adults encounter everyday in the communities of his island state.
 
Pohnpei Weather Service Office | PO Box 69 |Tel: 691 320 2248 / 5605 5947 | Fax: 691 320 4700/ 5787 | Email: johnny.musrasrik@noaa.gov
Johnny Musrasrik
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist at the Weather Service Office, Pohnpei. He has worked at the WSO since 2007. Johnny is certified in the MAPSO, RAOB and Synoptic aspects of the FSM NWS program. He aspires to learn as much as possible in the new Pacific International Training Desk program in Guam in order to further his skills in tropical forecasting.
 
In his free time, Johnny runs an NGO which focuses on environmental challenges and social issues that young adults encounter everyday in the communities of his island state.
 
Pohnpei Weather Service Office | PO Box 69 |Tel: 691 320 2248 / 5605 5947 | Fax: 691 320 4700/ 5787 | Email: johnny.musrasrik@noaa.gov
Godwin Sisior
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist. He joined the Palau National Weather Service on April 10, 1995. His duties and responsibilities include observing and collecting meteorological data at the surface such as wind, sky condition, visibility, pressure, precipitation and temperature. He performs the synoptic coding for these observations. He also observes and collects meteorological data from Micro‐ART or RAOBs. Godwin produces and disseminates weather forecasts, severe weather warnings and tsunami watches or warnings. He attended a training on the Fundamentals of Meteorology and a Pilot Briefing on Guam in May 1999. In May 2010, he attended Climate Change training in Australia. He also attended a training on Early Tsunami Warning in Palau.
 
Koror Weather Service Office | PO Box 520 | Koror, Palau |Tel: 011 680 488 1034 | Email: godwin.sisior@noaa.gov
Godwin Sisior
 
He is a Weather Service Specialist. He joined the Palau National Weather Service on April 10, 1995. His duties and responsibilities include observing and collecting meteorological data at the surface such as wind, sky condition, visibility, pressure, precipitation and temperature. He performs the synoptic coding for these observations. He also observes and collects meteorological data from Micro‐ART or RAOBs. Godwin produces and disseminates weather forecasts, severe weather warnings and tsunami watches or warnings. He attended a training on the Fundamentals of Meteorology and a Pilot Briefing on Guam in May 1999. In May 2010, he attended Climate Change training in Australia. He also attended a training on Early Tsunami Warning in Palau.
 
Koror Weather Service Office | PO Box 520 | Koror, Palau |Tel: 011 680 488 1034 | Email: godwin.sisior@noaa.gov
Willie Molisa

He joined the Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo Hazards Department in 2006 with a certificate of WMO IV. He was then transferred to his work site in the northern part of the country where Vanuatu’s second town is located. He has been working as a weather observer since 2006. He has attended many internal training and workshops within the country. He rates some of his most enjoyable moments as sharing his time with close family members and friends. His other interests and leisure activities include agriculture, snorkeling, hiking and socializing.
 
Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo Hazards Department | Ministry of Climate Change | Port Vila, Vanuatu | Tel: 011 678 24686 | Email: mwillie@meteo.gov.vu |
Willie Molisa

He joined the Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo Hazards Department in 2006 with a certificate of WMO IV. He was then transferred to his work site in the northern part of the country where Vanuatu’s second town is located. He has been working as a weather observer since 2006. He has attended many internal training and workshops within the country. He rates some of his most enjoyable moments as sharing his time with close family members and friends. His other interests and leisure activities include agriculture, snorkeling, hiking and socializing.
 
Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo Hazards Department | Ministry of Climate Change | Port Vila, Vanuatu | Tel: 011 678 24686 | Email: mwillie@meteo.gov.vu |
Levu Antfalo
 
He is a senior weather forecaster in the Weather Forecasting Services Divison (WFSD) of the Vanuatu Meteorology & Gee-hazards Department (VMGD). Levu graduated from the University of the South Pacific (USP) with Bachelor of Education and a Secondary in Mathematics. He recently attended a seminar on "Meteorological Disaster to Extreme Weather Conditions and a Resilient Society" at Kyoto University, Japan; a 6-month-WMO fellowship program from Aug.13th 2013 to Jan. 30 2014. During the short-term training, Levu participated in a number of international conference and workshops on Meteorology and Hydrology.
 
Vanuatu Meteorology & Gee-hazards Department | PMB 9054, Lini Highway Nambatu, Port Vila, Vanuatu | Tele : (+678) 229321, Fax: (+678) 22310 | Email: lantfalo@meteo.gov.vu |
Levu Antfalo
 
He is a senior weather forecaster in the Weather Forecasting Services Divison (WFSD) of the Vanuatu Meteorology & Gee-hazards Department (VMGD). Levu graduated from the University of the South Pacific (USP) with Bachelor of Education and a Secondary in Mathematics. He recently attended a seminar on "Meteorological Disaster to Extreme Weather Conditions and a Resilient Society" at Kyoto University, Japan; a 6-month-WMO fellowship program from Aug.13th 2013 to Jan. 30 2014. During the short-term training, Levu participated in a number of international conference and workshops on Meteorology and Hydrology.
 
Vanuatu Meteorology & Gee-hazards Department | PMB 9054, Lini Highway Nambatu, Port Vila, Vanuatu | Tele : (+678) 229321, Fax: (+678) 22310 | Email: lantfalo@meteo.gov.vu |
Mele Lakai
 
She has been a Climate Officer with the Tonga Meteorology Service since 2008. She has worked to assist with carrying out and disseminating weather observations/monitoring as well as tsunami watch operations. For climate functions, Mele assists the Climate Section in maintaining the CLIDE Climate Database, participate in Regional Monthly Climate Outlook Forums (Operated from BOM) and assists in running the SCOPIC statistical climate model and the production of Tonga's monthly climate outlook. She has attended several workshops including Climate Predication and Application training, Meteorological Technician and Aeronautical  Meteorological Observer, Climate Data, and Variability and Change Research and Technical Training. She is a qualified Radio Maritime Operator supporting 24 hours Coast Radio Surveillance of Tonga's Maritime Boundary.
 
Tonga Meteorological Service | PO Box 845, Domestic Terminal, Fua'amotu Airport, Tonga | Tel: (676) 335-355 | Fax (676) 35-123 | Email: melel@met.gov.to |
Mele Lakai
 
She has been a Climate Officer with the Tonga Meteorology Service since 2008. She has worked to assist with carrying out and disseminating weather observations/monitoring as well as tsunami watch operations. For climate functions, Mele assists the Climate Section in maintaining the CLIDE Climate Database, participate in Regional Monthly Climate Outlook Forums (Operated from BOM) and assists in running the SCOPIC statistical climate model and the production of Tonga's monthly climate outlook. She has attended several workshops including Climate Predication and Application training, Meteorological Technician and Aeronautical  Meteorological Observer, Climate Data, and Variability and Change Research and Technical Training. She is a qualified Radio Maritime Operator supporting 24 hours Coast Radio Surveillance of Tonga's Maritime Boundary.
 
Tonga Meteorological Service | PO Box 845, Domestic Terminal, Fua'amotu Airport, Tonga | Tel: (676) 335-355 | Fax (676) 35-123 | Email: melel@met.gov.to |
Uinita Vea
 
She is a Climate Officer with the Tonga Meteorology Service. She has held various clerical positions prior to joining the Tonga Meteorological Service in 2009 including a post with the Tonga Defense Services Headquarters and as Chief Clerk at the Taliai Military Camp. She later moved on to become an Assistant Coast Radio Officer where she operated all maritime radio communications services and monitored international distress frequencies, a 24/7 operations. Nita has over 5 years of weather observation experience, 3 years of climate data, and 13 years with the Maritime Radio communication services. Lastly, she assists Weather Monitoring to disseminate weather observations and tsunami watch operations.
 
Tonga Meteorological Service | PO Box 845, Domestic Terminal, Fua'amotu Airport, Tonga | Tel: (676) 335-355 | Fax (676) 35-123 | Email: unitav@met.gov.to |
Uinita Vea
 
She is a Climate Officer with the Tonga Meteorology Service. She has held various clerical positions prior to joining the Tonga Meteorological Service in 2009 including a post with the Tonga Defense Services Headquarters and as Chief Clerk at the Taliai Military Camp. She later moved on to become an Assistant Coast Radio Officer where she operated all maritime radio communications services and monitored international distress frequencies, a 24/7 operations. Nita has over 5 years of weather observation experience, 3 years of climate data, and 13 years with the Maritime Radio communication services. Lastly, she assists Weather Monitoring to disseminate weather observations and tsunami watch operations.
 
Tonga Meteorological Service | PO Box 845, Domestic Terminal, Fua'amotu Airport, Tonga | Tel: (676) 335-355 | Fax (676) 35-123 | Email: unitav@met.gov.to |
Fredrick Vuti
 
He is a Senior Weather Observer at the Vanuatu Meteorology & Gee-hazards Department Weather Forecasting & Services Division. He hass been with them since 2006, and is certified with WMO Class IV. He has attended various training including Radar Meteorology (Nanjing, China 2013), early warnings on natural hazards (Nanjing, China 2012) and observer training (Fiji, 2013).
 
Vanuatu Meteorology & Gee-hazards Department | PMB 9054, Lini Highway Nambatu, Port Vila, Vanuatu | Tel: (678) 229321| Fax (678) 22310 | Email: fvuti@meto.gov.vu|
Fredrick Vuti
 
He is a Senior Weather Observer at the Vanuatu Meteorology & Gee-hazards Department Weather Forecasting & Services Division. He hass been with them since 2006, and is certified with WMO Class IV. He has attended various training including Radar Meteorology (Nanjing, China 2013), early warnings on natural hazards (Nanjing, China 2012) and observer training (Fiji, 2013).
 
Vanuatu Meteorology & Gee-hazards Department | PMB 9054, Lini Highway Nambatu, Port Vila, Vanuatu | Tel: (678) 229321| Fax (678) 22310 | Email: fvuti@meto.gov.vu|

Hingano Tolitaue Tina Laufoli

She is a graduate of Niue High School.  She has completed NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3.  She started working for the Niue Meteorological Service in 2012 as a Meteorological Office Trainee.  She completed the competency requirements for Aviation Meteorology Personnel training in Apia, Samoa.  She also attended the Regional Observations and Calibration Training, in Nadi, Fiji.  She is a Meteorology Trainee responsible for carrying out meteorological and climate observations, record and archive climate data.  She also assists senior officers with putting together a three day weather forecast for the general public and media.  She also assists with the Niue Climate Outlook newsletter and represents Niue during the Regional Online Climate Outlook Forum.  Hingano is from the village of Avatele and is the third youngest in her family of 4 siblings.

Hingano Tolitaue Tina Laufoli

She is a graduate of Niue High School.  She has completed NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3.  She started working for the Niue Meteorological Service in 2012 as a Meteorological Office Trainee.  She completed the competency requirements for Aviation Meteorology Personnel training in Apia, Samoa.  She also attended the Regional Observations and Calibration Training, in Nadi, Fiji.  She is a Meteorology Trainee responsible for carrying out meteorological and climate observations, record and archive climate data.  She also assists senior officers with putting together a three day weather forecast for the general public and media.  She also assists with the Niue Climate Outlook newsletter and represents Niue during the Regional Online Climate Outlook Forum.  Hingano is from the village of Avatele and is the third youngest in her family of 4 siblings.

Bates Manea

He is an Operational Observer with the Cook Islands Meteorological Service (CIMS). He started working at the CIMS in December 2008 and has been with the Cook CIMS for over 6 years.  Bates started working as a Trainee Observer.  He is a graduate of Tereora College in Rarotonga, Cook Islands receiving both NCEA Level 1 and Level 2 certificates.  After a year as a Trainee Observer, he was promoted to a full-fledged observer and started shift work. He attended several training workshops in the Pacific Region including the 2011 Greenhouse conference held in Cairns, Australia and October – December of 2014 training in Japan.

Bates Manea

He is an Operational Observer with the Cook Islands Meteorological Service (CIMS). He started working at the CIMS in December 2008 and has been with the Cook CIMS for over 6 years.  Bates started working as a Trainee Observer.  He is a graduate of Tereora College in Rarotonga, Cook Islands receiving both NCEA Level 1 and Level 2 certificates.  After a year as a Trainee Observer, he was promoted to a full-fledged observer and started shift work. He attended several training workshops in the Pacific Region including the 2011 Greenhouse conference held in Cairns, Australia and October – December of 2014 training in Japan.

Siutiti Tapu

She works as an Assistant Forecaster at the Tonga Meteorological Service.  From 2009-2011, she worked as a daily worker at the Ha'apai office.  In 2012, she became a Meteorology Technician Grade 1. In 2014, she became an Assistant Forecaster and a Coastal Radio Operator at the main office in Fua’amotu Tongatapu.  During her time as an Observer (2009-2013), she was responsible for hourly weather observations, coding and reporting.  As an Assistant Forecaster, Siutiti monitor and prepares forecasts, code observations and collect data from outer islands.  She also monitors international frequencies at the Coastal radio and reports any activities.  Siutiti earned a certificate as a Meteorological Technician and Aeronautical Overseer in 2010.

Siutiti Tapu

She works as an Assistant Forecaster at the Tonga Meteorological Service.  From 2009-2011, she worked as a daily worker at the Ha'apai office.  In 2012, she became a Meteorology Technician Grade 1. In 2014, she became an Assistant Forecaster and a Coastal Radio Operator at the main office in Fua’amotu Tongatapu.  During her time as an Observer (2009-2013), she was responsible for hourly weather observations, coding and reporting.  As an Assistant Forecaster, Siutiti monitor and prepares forecasts, code observations and collect data from outer islands.  She also monitors international frequencies at the Coastal radio and reports any activities.  Siutiti earned a certificate as a Meteorological Technician and Aeronautical Overseer in 2010.

Tevita Taufa

He has been a Coast Radio Communication Officer with the Tonga Meteorology Service for almost 14 years.  He is a qualified Radio Maritime Operator and supports 24-hours Coast Radio Surveillance for the Tonga Maritime Boundary in order to ensure the safety of life and properties.   He works to assist in weather observations and monitoring and also to carryout and disseminate weather observations.  He also assists in tsunami watch operations.  He has attended several training and workshop including Hazards Early Warning for Developing Countries, Tide and Oceans Conversation Series, Search and Rescue Response and many more.  Tevita’s responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing weekly Key Performance Indicators for Coastal Management. He also manages staff overtime for the Met Services.

Tevita Taufa

He has been a Coast Radio Communication Officer with the Tonga Meteorology Service for almost 14 years.  He is a qualified Radio Maritime Operator and supports 24-hours Coast Radio Surveillance for the Tonga Maritime Boundary in order to ensure the safety of life and properties.   He works to assist in weather observations and monitoring and also to carryout and disseminate weather observations.  He also assists in tsunami watch operations.  He has attended several training and workshop including Hazards Early Warning for Developing Countries, Tide and Oceans Conversation Series, Search and Rescue Response and many more.  Tevita’s responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing weekly Key Performance Indicators for Coastal Management. He also manages staff overtime for the Met Services.

Togi Fauena

He is currently a Senior Meteorological Technician Observer at the Samoa Meteorology Service Weather Division, and has been with for 6 years. He possesses a Pacific Senior School Certificate and attended the National University of Samoa from 2002 to 2004 with a focus in Computer Programming Courses. In 2013, Togi participated in the Weather Observation and Calibration Training hosted by SOCCPac in Fiji in which the training  focused on improving the quality standard of weather observation and calibrating instruments. Togi's duties include assisting weather forecasters to view the weather forecast and look at satellite images to identify what systems lie over Samoa and the Pacific.

On his spare time, Togi enjoys outdoor activities, such as volleyball and touch rugby. He is proud and grateful of training opportunities for him to attend training to improve his knowledge, skills and abilities in meteorology so that he may give back to him home.

MNRE - Meteorology Division | Samoa Meteorology Division | PO Box 3020 | Apia, Samoa | Tel: (685) 729-5953 | Fax: (685) 23176 | Email: togi.fauena@mnre.gov.ws |

Togi Fauena

He is currently a Senior Meteorological Technician Observer at the Samoa Meteorology Service Weather Division, and has been with for 6 years. He possesses a Pacific Senior School Certificate and attended the National University of Samoa from 2002 to 2004 with a focus in Computer Programming Courses. In 2013, Togi participated in the Weather Observation and Calibration Training hosted by SOCCPac in Fiji in which the training  focused on improving the quality standard of weather observation and calibrating instruments. Togi's duties include assisting weather forecasters to view the weather forecast and look at satellite images to identify what systems lie over Samoa and the Pacific.

On his spare time, Togi enjoys outdoor activities, such as volleyball and touch rugby. He is proud and grateful of training opportunities for him to attend training to improve his knowledge, skills and abilities in meteorology so that he may give back to him home.

MNRE - Meteorology Division | Samoa Meteorology Division | PO Box 3020 | Apia, Samoa | Tel: (685) 729-5953 | Fax: (685) 23176 | Email: togi.fauena@mnre.gov.ws |

Albert Niko

He is Weather Assistant Scientific Officer with the Samoa Meteorology Service. He joined the Samoa Met Service in Oct. 2002 and served as a Meteorological Technician for 6 years. In 2009, he became a Senior Observer / Meteorological Technician. He attended the WMO/CIMO training on Meteorology for RA V at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) in Melbourne Australia in 2011 obtaining a certificate of completion. He attended a course in Nadi, Fiji on calibration and maintenance of meteorology instruments. In 2014, he was promoted to Assistant Scientific Officer at the Weather and Forecast section. In June 2015, Albert received a certificate on Management for Meteorological Officials from Asia-Pacific Countries training course held in Nanjing, China. There, his responsibilities include preparing weekly and monthly reports for server weather, watch over the operation/observers and prepare public and coastal weather forecast when there's no forecaster on the office/shift.

MNRE - Meteorology Division | Samoa Meteorology Division | PO Box 3020 | Apia, Samoa | Tel: (685) 727-6825 | Fax: (685) 23176 | Email: alapati.niko@mnre.gov.ws |

Albert Niko

He is Weather Assistant Scientific Officer with the Samoa Meteorology Service. He joined the Samoa Met Service in Oct. 2002 and served as a Meteorological Technician for 6 years. In 2009, he became a Senior Observer / Meteorological Technician. He attended the WMO/CIMO training on Meteorology for RA V at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) in Melbourne Australia in 2011 obtaining a certificate of completion. He attended a course in Nadi, Fiji on calibration and maintenance of meteorology instruments. In 2014, he was promoted to Assistant Scientific Officer at the Weather and Forecast section. In June 2015, Albert received a certificate on Management for Meteorological Officials from Asia-Pacific Countries training course held in Nanjing, China. There, his responsibilities include preparing weekly and monthly reports for server weather, watch over the operation/observers and prepare public and coastal weather forecast when there's no forecaster on the office/shift.

MNRE - Meteorology Division | Samoa Meteorology Division | PO Box 3020 | Apia, Samoa | Tel: (685) 727-6825 | Fax: (685) 23176 | Email: alapati.niko@mnre.gov.ws |

Maciu Saukuru

He is a Technical Officer Class II (Aviation Technical Office) with the Fiji Meteorological Service. As an aviation Technical Officer II, his main task is to facilitate all domestic and international airlines alike with relevant weather information as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations.

He has contributed immensely to the department having served five years stationed at the Fiji Meteorological Services Head-Quarters (RSMC/NWFC) from Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2004, in which he held the post of Senior Technical Assistant (Meteorological Observer).

In 2005, he resigned from the department to pursue his studies in Nautical Science, but rejoined in 2013 after an eight year career in the Maritime Industry where he served as a Ships Deck Officer and Volunteer Meteorological Observer on both local and international ships.

He lives with his family in Nadi, Fiji, and rates some of his most enjoyable moments as sharing his time with family members and friends. His hobbies include farming, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, swimming, playing rugby, traveling and meeting people.

Fiji Meteorology Service | Nasilivata House | 87 Ratu Mara Road | Samabula | Tel: 6724888 | Fax: 6720430 | Email: maciu.saukuru@met.gov.fj |

Maciu Saukuru

He is a Technical Officer Class II (Aviation Technical Office) with the Fiji Meteorological Service. As an aviation Technical Officer II, his main task is to facilitate all domestic and international airlines alike with relevant weather information as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations.

He has contributed immensely to the department having served five years stationed at the Fiji Meteorological Services Head-Quarters (RSMC/NWFC) from Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2004, in which he held the post of Senior Technical Assistant (Meteorological Observer).

In 2005, he resigned from the department to pursue his studies in Nautical Science, but rejoined in 2013 after an eight year career in the Maritime Industry where he served as a Ships Deck Officer and Volunteer Meteorological Observer on both local and international ships.

He lives with his family in Nadi, Fiji, and rates some of his most enjoyable moments as sharing his time with family members and friends. His hobbies include farming, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, swimming, playing rugby, traveling and meeting people.

Fiji Meteorology Service | Nasilivata House | 87 Ratu Mara Road | Samabula | Tel: 6724888 | Fax: 6720430 | Email: maciu.saukuru@met.gov.fj |

Thomas Zackious

He joined the forecasting section of Kiribati Meteorological Service at the beginning of 2014. Some of his duties include assisting and monitoring of weather systems and observations, preparing and monitoring of weather forecasts, and preparing case studies and severe weather reports, etc. He graduated from the University of the South Pacific (USP) with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry with a graduate certificate in Education. Plus, he attended the Tropical Cyclone training in Nanjing, China in 2014 as well as other workshops on Meteorology.

Kiribati Meteorology Service | PO Box 68 | Bairiki, Tarawa | Tel: (686) 26511, 25444 | Email: thomas@met.gov.ki |

Thomas Zackious

He joined the forecasting section of Kiribati Meteorological Service at the beginning of 2014. Some of his duties include assisting and monitoring of weather systems and observations, preparing and monitoring of weather forecasts, and preparing case studies and severe weather reports, etc. He graduated from the University of the South Pacific (USP) with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry with a graduate certificate in Education. Plus, he attended the Tropical Cyclone training in Nanjing, China in 2014 as well as other workshops on Meteorology.

Kiribati Meteorology Service | PO Box 68 | Bairiki, Tarawa | Tel: (686) 26511, 25444 | Email: thomas@met.gov.ki |

Elifaleti Ene

He is a Senior Observer at the Tuvalu Meteorological Service. He has been working with the Tuvalu Meteorological Service since 1993. He has attended many meteorological training and workshops including those on climate data (e.g. CliDe), climate validation, modeling, climate impacts, risk reduction (DDR), disaster prevention, and many more. He has also attended an observer training course in Fiji. Earl’s current responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing forecast reports; data quality monitoring and control; and training of new observer recruits.

Private Mail Bag, Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Vaiaku, Funafuti Island Tuvalu | Tel: (688) 902862| Fax: (688) 20090 | Mobile: (688) 902862 | Email: eneearl@gmail.com |

Elifaleti Ene

He is a Senior Observer at the Tuvalu Meteorological Service. He has been working with the Tuvalu Meteorological Service since 1993. He has attended many meteorological training and workshops including those on climate data (e.g. CliDe), climate validation, modeling, climate impacts, risk reduction (DDR), disaster prevention, and many more. He has also attended an observer training course in Fiji. Earl’s current responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing forecast reports; data quality monitoring and control; and training of new observer recruits.

Private Mail Bag, Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Vaiaku, Funafuti Island Tuvalu | Tel: (688) 902862| Fax: (688) 20090 | Mobile: (688) 902862 | Email: eneearl@gmail.com |

Richard Gokrun

He is an Observer with the Tuvalu Meteorological Service. He is doing his Diploma in Computing Science at the University of the South Pacific. He has worked in the field of meteorology in the last decade and has attended several training courses including Third Country Program on Regional Meteorology Training for Pacific Island Countries Meteorological Equipment and Instruments Maintenance Calibration Training Course (Nadi, Fiji 2012); Climate Prediction and Applications (Nadi, Fiji 2009); 10th WMO Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone and public weather workshop (Nadi, Fiji 2013), and many more.

Private Mail Bag, Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Vaiaku, Funafuti Island Tuvalu | Tel: (688) 20736| Fax: (688) 20090 | Mobile: (688) 903062 | Email: richardgorkrun@gmail.com, richard.gorkrun@gmail.com|

Richard Gokrun

He is an Observer with the Tuvalu Meteorological Service. He is doing his Diploma in Computing Science at the University of the South Pacific. He has worked in the field of meteorology in the last decade and has attended several training courses including Third Country Program on Regional Meteorology Training for Pacific Island Countries Meteorological Equipment and Instruments Maintenance Calibration Training Course (Nadi, Fiji 2012); Climate Prediction and Applications (Nadi, Fiji 2009); 10th WMO Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone and public weather workshop (Nadi, Fiji 2013), and many more.

Private Mail Bag, Tuvalu Meteorological Service | Vaiaku, Funafuti Island Tuvalu | Tel: (688) 20736| Fax: (688) 20090 | Mobile: (688) 903062 | Email: richardgorkrun@gmail.com, richard.gorkrun@gmail.com|

Maccarios Auvae

He is employed at the Samoa Meteorological Service as a Weather Scientific Officer. He is a graduating student from the National University of Samoa completing his Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Mathematics and Chemistry. He started working as a volunteer Weather Observer at the Samoa Meteorological Division in 2009 and was later promoted in 2010 to the position of Scientific Officer at the Weather Section. He was selected by the Government of Samoa through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to study in the Philippines undertaking Meteorology Training Course (MTC) with the PAGASA Institute and sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization. Maccarios attended the 9th WMO Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone and public weather workshop in Melbourne 2011 (BOM).

MNRE—Meteorology Division Level 3 | Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi Bldg Sogi Private Bag, Apia, Samoa | Tel: (685) 67200 | Fax: (685) 23176 | Mobile: (685) 20856 | Email: maccarios.auvae@mnre.gov.ws |

Maccarios Auvae

He is employed at the Samoa Meteorological Service as a Weather Scientific Officer. He is a graduating student from the National University of Samoa completing his Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Mathematics and Chemistry. He started working as a volunteer Weather Observer at the Samoa Meteorological Division in 2009 and was later promoted in 2010 to the position of Scientific Officer at the Weather Section. He was selected by the Government of Samoa through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to study in the Philippines undertaking Meteorology Training Course (MTC) with the PAGASA Institute and sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization. Maccarios attended the 9th WMO Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone and public weather workshop in Melbourne 2011 (BOM).

MNRE—Meteorology Division Level 3 | Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi Bldg Sogi Private Bag, Apia, Samoa | Tel: (685) 67200 | Fax: (685) 23176 | Mobile: (685) 20856 | Email: maccarios.auvae@mnre.gov.ws |

Silipa Mulitalo

He is a Weather Scientific Officer at the Samoa Meteorological Service. He is a 2013 meteorologist graduate of BMTC Bureau of Meteorology Australia. He joined Samoa Met Service in 2012. He started as an observer before getting accepted in BMTC for a graduate diploma course in 2013 and has been working on the bench for the last 6 months in between the tropical cyclone season. Prior to that, Silipa worked at the Samoa Water Authority as a Planning and Design technician dealing with mostly engineering matters, fluid flows, and pressure management, planning designs of pipeline networks and GIS mapping using computer programs. Silipa earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of the South Pacific in 2010. His duties revolve around preparation and issuance of public weather and marine forecasts on a daily basis.

MNRE—Meteorology Division Level 3 | Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi Bldg Sogi Private Bag, Apia, Samoa | Tel: (685) 67200 | Fax: (685) 23176 | Mobile: (685) 20856 |  Email: silipa.mulitalo@mnre.gov.ws |

Silipa Mulitalo

He is a Weather Scientific Officer at the Samoa Meteorological Service. He is a 2013 meteorologist graduate of BMTC Bureau of Meteorology Australia. He joined Samoa Met Service in 2012. He started as an observer before getting accepted in BMTC for a graduate diploma course in 2013 and has been working on the bench for the last 6 months in between the tropical cyclone season. Prior to that, Silipa worked at the Samoa Water Authority as a Planning and Design technician dealing with mostly engineering matters, fluid flows, and pressure management, planning designs of pipeline networks and GIS mapping using computer programs. Silipa earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of the South Pacific in 2010. His duties revolve around preparation and issuance of public weather and marine forecasts on a daily basis.

MNRE—Meteorology Division Level 3 | Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi Bldg Sogi Private Bag, Apia, Samoa | Tel: (685) 67200 | Fax: (685) 23176 | Mobile: (685) 20856 |  Email: silipa.mulitalo@mnre.gov.ws |

Wayne Pene

He is a Senior Technical Assistant/Observer at the Fiji Meteorological Service, has worked at the Fiji Meteorological Service since 2002. He obtained a WMO Level 4 basic observer certificate in 2002 and a WMO Level 3 certificate in 2003. In 2004 he was posted to the Rotuma Meteorological Station which is approximately 600km NW of Nadi for a period of three years carrying out observations on a 3 hourly interval. In 2008 he returned to NWFC‐Nadi and worked his way through the technical ranks. In 2011, he was promoted to Technical Officer Class 2 or Aviation Technical Officer and in 2013 he was promoted to Supervisor. This is his first overseas training, but he has attended in‐house training conducted or organized by the department such as MESSIR‐VISION and MESSIR‐AERO software training and various QMS courses. In 2013 he graduated with a Certificate in Meteorology (Level 4) from the Fiji National University. Mr. Wayne Pene’s current responsibilities include supervising the collation and dissemination of accurate and quality data, ensuring that the AFTN and GTS links are functioning properly, making independent decisions, and many more. He is married to Belinda Julie, a registered nurse, and they have two lovely kids.

MWTPU—Fiji Meteorological Service | Korowai Road, Namaka Private Mail Bag, Nadi Airport | Tel: (679) 6724888 | Fax: (679) 6720430 | Mobile: (679) 9080753| Email: wayne.pene@met.gov.fj, wayne_pene@yahoo.com |

Wayne Pene

He is a Senior Technical Assistant/Observer at the Fiji Meteorological Service, has worked at the Fiji Meteorological Service since 2002. He obtained a WMO Level 4 basic observer certificate in 2002 and a WMO Level 3 certificate in 2003. In 2004 he was posted to the Rotuma Meteorological Station which is approximately 600km NW of Nadi for a period of three years carrying out observations on a 3 hourly interval. In 2008 he returned to NWFC‐Nadi and worked his way through the technical ranks. In 2011, he was promoted to Technical Officer Class 2 or Aviation Technical Officer and in 2013 he was promoted to Supervisor. This is his first overseas training, but he has attended in‐house training conducted or organized by the department such as MESSIR‐VISION and MESSIR‐AERO software training and various QMS courses. In 2013 he graduated with a Certificate in Meteorology (Level 4) from the Fiji National University. Mr. Wayne Pene’s current responsibilities include supervising the collation and dissemination of accurate and quality data, ensuring that the AFTN and GTS links are functioning properly, making independent decisions, and many more. He is married to Belinda Julie, a registered nurse, and they have two lovely kids.

MWTPU—Fiji Meteorological Service | Korowai Road, Namaka Private Mail Bag, Nadi Airport | Tel: (679) 6724888 | Fax: (679) 6720430 | Mobile: (679) 9080753| Email: wayne.pene@met.gov.fj, wayne_pene@yahoo.com |

Slade Haarowauri Ririmae

He is an Assistant Forecaster at the Solomon Island (SI) Meteorological Service with four (4) years experience in public and marine weather forecasting. He completed the WMO Class 4 Met Observer Training in 2009 from SI Meteorological Service Training School. He started working at the Henderson Airport Met Office station in 2010 undertaking six (6) months probationary period carrying one hourly Metar and Speci messages and three (3) hourly synoptic messages for the first three (3) months. Then he was posted to upper Air station to complete his last three (3) months probationary period in which worked with both balloon flights and carried out three (3) hourly synoptic messages. In 2011, he was deployed into the Forecasting Section to do public and marine weather forecasting under the supervision of the Principal Forecaster. Slade undertook basic forecasting training conducted by JICA at Fiji Meteorological service, Nadi, from August 1st – 12th 2011. Further more, from Sept 5th – 24th 2011, he attended the 9th Southern Hemisphere Tropical cyclone and public weather service training at the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne, Australia. Slade is pursuing his Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics and Physics at the University of South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands and hoping to complete by next year 2015.

Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology | PO Box 21, Honiara, Solomon Islands | Tel: (677) 23031/23032 | Fax: (677) 23039| Mobile: (677) 780 5350 | Email: slayzriha@gmail.com |

Slade Haarowauri Ririmae

He is an Assistant Forecaster at the Solomon Island (SI) Meteorological Service with four (4) years experience in public and marine weather forecasting. He completed the WMO Class 4 Met Observer Training in 2009 from SI Meteorological Service Training School. He started working at the Henderson Airport Met Office station in 2010 undertaking six (6) months probationary period carrying one hourly Metar and Speci messages and three (3) hourly synoptic messages for the first three (3) months. Then he was posted to upper Air station to complete his last three (3) months probationary period in which worked with both balloon flights and carried out three (3) hourly synoptic messages. In 2011, he was deployed into the Forecasting Section to do public and marine weather forecasting under the supervision of the Principal Forecaster. Slade undertook basic forecasting training conducted by JICA at Fiji Meteorological service, Nadi, from August 1st – 12th 2011. Further more, from Sept 5th – 24th 2011, he attended the 9th Southern Hemisphere Tropical cyclone and public weather service training at the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne, Australia. Slade is pursuing his Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics and Physics at the University of South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands and hoping to complete by next year 2015.

Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology | PO Box 21, Honiara, Solomon Islands | Tel: (677) 23031/23032 | Fax: (677) 23039| Mobile: (677) 780 5350 | Email: slayzriha@gmail.com |

Anthony Kalai

He is an Aviation Weather Forecaster at the Papua New Guinea National Weather Service with three years of experience in aviation weather forecasting. He earned his WMO Class One Meteorologist Certificate from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). He also holds a Science Degree in Physics from the University of Papua New Guinea. Since successfully completing the Meteorologist Training Course in 2012, he has attended several short training courses on weather and climate.

Papua New Guinea National Weather Service | PO Box 1240 Boroko, NCD Papua New Guinea | Tel:(675) 72497257 | Fax: (675) 325 5544 | Email: asolok@gmail.com |

Anthony Kalai

He is an Aviation Weather Forecaster at the Papua New Guinea National Weather Service with three years of experience in aviation weather forecasting. He earned his WMO Class One Meteorologist Certificate from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). He also holds a Science Degree in Physics from the University of Papua New Guinea. Since successfully completing the Meteorologist Training Course in 2012, he has attended several short training courses on weather and climate.

Papua New Guinea National Weather Service | PO Box 1240 Boroko, NCD Papua New Guinea | Tel:(675) 72497257 | Fax: (675) 325 5544 | Email: asolok@gmail.com |

Seru Kolinio

He is an Aviation Technical Officer at the Fiji Meteorological Service. He has over eleven years of extensive experience as a Meteorological Technician directly involved with the Forecasting division of the Fiji Meteorological Service. He attained his WMO Class IV Basic Observing Certificate and Q‐1 Meteorological Certificate whilst in the course of his employment with the Fiji Meteorological Service. Prior to the later he has also participated in numerous Governmental workshops and In‐house training. He has also graduated with a Certificate IV in Front‐line Management and a Trade Diploma in Front‐line Management from the Fiji National University. Seru served in the remote island of Kadavu for three and a half years issuing timely and accurate synoptic reports during his service of duty and importantly during adverse and severe weather. Having weathered the conditions on a remote island has seen him gain valued experience of the ever‐changing climatic conditions, seeing first‐hand the detrimental effects of the global warming crisis affecting the world over, yet significant in remote Pacific island nations. As an Aviation Technical Officer Class 2 his primary task is to facilitate all airlines domestic and International alike with relevant weather information as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations. Apart from these, he lives with his family in Nadi and is married with three children. He rates some of his most enjoyable moments as sharing his time with close family members and friends. He lists his other interests and leisure activities in agriculture, snorkeling, hiking and socializing.

MWTPU—Fiji Meteorological Service | Korowai Road, Namaka Private Mail Bag, Nadi Airport | Tel: (679) 6724888 | Fax: (679) 6720430 | Mobile: (679) 9707920 | Email: kolinio.seru@met.gov.fj |

Seru Kolinio

He is an Aviation Technical Officer at the Fiji Meteorological Service. He has over eleven years of extensive experience as a Meteorological Technician directly involved with the Forecasting division of the Fiji Meteorological Service. He attained his WMO Class IV Basic Observing Certificate and Q‐1 Meteorological Certificate whilst in the course of his employment with the Fiji Meteorological Service. Prior to the later he has also participated in numerous Governmental workshops and In‐house training. He has also graduated with a Certificate IV in Front‐line Management and a Trade Diploma in Front‐line Management from the Fiji National University. Seru served in the remote island of Kadavu for three and a half years issuing timely and accurate synoptic reports during his service of duty and importantly during adverse and severe weather. Having weathered the conditions on a remote island has seen him gain valued experience of the ever‐changing climatic conditions, seeing first‐hand the detrimental effects of the global warming crisis affecting the world over, yet significant in remote Pacific island nations. As an Aviation Technical Officer Class 2 his primary task is to facilitate all airlines domestic and International alike with relevant weather information as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations. Apart from these, he lives with his family in Nadi and is married with three children. He rates some of his most enjoyable moments as sharing his time with close family members and friends. He lists his other interests and leisure activities in agriculture, snorkeling, hiking and socializing.

MWTPU—Fiji Meteorological Service | Korowai Road, Namaka Private Mail Bag, Nadi Airport | Tel: (679) 6724888 | Fax: (679) 6720430 | Mobile: (679) 9707920 | Email: kolinio.seru@met.gov.fj |

Charlie Vulum

He is an Aviation Weather Forecaster at the Papua New Guinea National Weather Service. He is a meteorologist specializing in aviation and public weather forecasting with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Weather Service. Charlie graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea in 2011 with Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electronics, Computing and Communica tions under the Physics Department. Upon graduation, he joined the PNG National Weather Service as a cadet meteorologist. In year 2012, he atiained his WMO (World Meteorological Organization) Class (I) certificate in meteorology from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Apart from forecasting duties, Charlie developed and maintains the PNG National Weather Service’s website.

Papua New Guinea National Weather Service | PO Box 1240 Boroko, NCD Papua New Guinea | Tel: (675) 72497257 | Fax: (675) 325 5544 |Email: cvulum@gmail.com|

Charlie Vulum

He is an Aviation Weather Forecaster at the Papua New Guinea National Weather Service. He is a meteorologist specializing in aviation and public weather forecasting with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Weather Service. Charlie graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea in 2011 with Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electronics, Computing and Communica tions under the Physics Department. Upon graduation, he joined the PNG National Weather Service as a cadet meteorologist. In year 2012, he atiained his WMO (World Meteorological Organization) Class (I) certificate in meteorology from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Apart from forecasting duties, Charlie developed and maintains the PNG National Weather Service’s website.

Papua New Guinea National Weather Service | PO Box 1240 Boroko, NCD Papua New Guinea | Tel: (675) 72497257 | Fax: (675) 325 5544 |Email: cvulum@gmail.com|

Mr. Taumoa Bateriki

He is an Observer with the Kiribati Meteorological Service. Taumoa was on assignment in the outer islands of Ocean Island (Banaba Island) for over a year and Fanning Island for five years. Upon returning to Tarawa, he was sent to the Maintenance and Repair and Calibration on Meteorological Instruments training in Fiji. He attended the WMO Class IV (Basic Meteorology) as well as the Competency on Aviation training in Hong Kong. Taumoa also attended the Tropical Cyclone meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Kiribati Meteorological Service | PO Box 486 Betio, Tarawa Kiribati | Tel: (686) 25444 | Fax: (686) 26089 | Email: tbateriki17@gmail.com |

Mr. Taumoa Bateriki

He is an Observer with the Kiribati Meteorological Service. Taumoa was on assignment in the outer islands of Ocean Island (Banaba Island) for over a year and Fanning Island for five years. Upon returning to Tarawa, he was sent to the Maintenance and Repair and Calibration on Meteorological Instruments training in Fiji. He attended the WMO Class IV (Basic Meteorology) as well as the Competency on Aviation training in Hong Kong. Taumoa also attended the Tropical Cyclone meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Kiribati Meteorological Service | PO Box 486 Betio, Tarawa Kiribati | Tel: (686) 25444 | Fax: (686) 26089 | Email: tbateriki17@gmail.com |

Mellisa Kuleloto Talagi Douglas

She is the youngest of the 6 sibling in her family. She lives with her family in the main town of Alofi in Niue. She has a strong connection with her culture and is proud to represent her country in whatever opportunity that presents itself. In her spare time it is usually spend helping out at the family restaurant or participating in community commitments. Clemencia has worked at the Niue Meteorological Service since 2015. She has participated in regional workshops and short-term training attachments within the Pacific region. Clemencia have been awarded certificates from various trainings on Quality Management System 9001:2015, Analysis and Application of Himawari-8 Data, and Maintenance and Calibration of Meteorological Instruments held in Fiji Meteorological Service and sponsored by Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Clemencia also attended the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) and Climate Data for the Environment (CliDE) User Workshop held in Apia, Samoa in 2016. Clemencia’s current duties involves in assisting in preparing the daily and three day weather forecast, collect daily and hourly observations, data input for CLiDE, maintaining the climate station and preparing the national TV weather for Niue. She is now considering future studies within this field and is grateful to be given this opportunity to attend and experience the Pacific Desk Training.

Niue Metrological Service| Government of Niue | Hanan Airport, Alofi Niue | Telephone Number: (+683) 4077 | Email: Clemencia.Sioneholo@mail.gov.nu

Mellisa Kuleloto Talagi Douglas

She is the youngest of the 6 sibling in her family. She lives with her family in the main town of Alofi in Niue. She has a strong connection with her culture and is proud to represent her country in whatever opportunity that presents itself. In her spare time it is usually spend helping out at the family restaurant or participating in community commitments. Clemencia has worked at the Niue Meteorological Service since 2015. She has participated in regional workshops and short-term training attachments within the Pacific region. Clemencia have been awarded certificates from various trainings on Quality Management System 9001:2015, Analysis and Application of Himawari-8 Data, and Maintenance and Calibration of Meteorological Instruments held in Fiji Meteorological Service and sponsored by Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Clemencia also attended the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) and Climate Data for the Environment (CliDE) User Workshop held in Apia, Samoa in 2016. Clemencia’s current duties involves in assisting in preparing the daily and three day weather forecast, collect daily and hourly observations, data input for CLiDE, maintaining the climate station and preparing the national TV weather for Niue. She is now considering future studies within this field and is grateful to be given this opportunity to attend and experience the Pacific Desk Training.

Niue Metrological Service| Government of Niue | Hanan Airport, Alofi Niue | Telephone Number: (+683) 4077 | Email: Clemencia.Sioneholo@mail.gov.nu

Edwin Neel Kant

He is an Aviation Briefing Officer at the Fiji Met Service. He has extensive experience in weather observation and Aviation Weather Briefing. He has earned a certificate in Electrical Engineering from the Fiji National University. He attained his WMO Class IV Basic Observing Certificate and Q‐1 Meteorological Certificate whilst in the course of his employment with the Fiji Meteorological Service. Currently, he is focusing on a Bachelors Degree from the University of the South Pacific. He has contributed immensely to the department having served three years stationed at a remote island stationed in Rotuma being more than 800 kilometers from the main Island of Fiji. Having weathered the conditions on a remote island has seen him gain valued experience of the ever so changing climatic conditions. Starting as a technical assistant at the Regional Weather Forecasting Center in (Nadi) Fiji Islands he has progressed his way to Aviation Briefing Officer at the Nausori International Airport (Fiji Islands).

MWTPU—Fiji Meteorological Service | Korowai Road, Namaka Private Mail Bag, Nadi Airport | Tel: (679) 6724888 | Fax: (679) 6720430 | Email: ed.met5@gmail.com |

Edwin Neel Kant

He is an Aviation Briefing Officer at the Fiji Met Service. He has extensive experience in weather observation and Aviation Weather Briefing. He has earned a certificate in Electrical Engineering from the Fiji National University. He attained his WMO Class IV Basic Observing Certificate and Q‐1 Meteorological Certificate whilst in the course of his employment with the Fiji Meteorological Service. Currently, he is focusing on a Bachelors Degree from the University of the South Pacific. He has contributed immensely to the department having served three years stationed at a remote island stationed in Rotuma being more than 800 kilometers from the main Island of Fiji. Having weathered the conditions on a remote island has seen him gain valued experience of the ever so changing climatic conditions. Starting as a technical assistant at the Regional Weather Forecasting Center in (Nadi) Fiji Islands he has progressed his way to Aviation Briefing Officer at the Nausori International Airport (Fiji Islands).

MWTPU—Fiji Meteorological Service | Korowai Road, Namaka Private Mail Bag, Nadi Airport | Tel: (679) 6724888 | Fax: (679) 6720430 | Email: ed.met5@gmail.com |

Maneatapu Edward Maretapu

He is an Operation Observer at the Cook Islands Meteorological Service. He is a 2010 graduate of Tereora College obtaining his National Certificate on of Education Achievement Level 1 & 2. He joined the Cook Islands Meteorological Service the same year as a Training Observer. In 2013, Manea became an Operational Observer. He attended several in-country trainings and workshops. He attended the 10th WMO Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone and Public Weather Workshops in Nadi, Fiji.

Cook Islands Meteorological Service | 127 Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Tel: (682) 20603 /25920 | Fax: (682) 21603 | Email: manea2tapu@gmail.com |

Maneatapu Edward Maretapu

He is an Operation Observer at the Cook Islands Meteorological Service. He is a 2010 graduate of Tereora College obtaining his National Certificate on of Education Achievement Level 1 & 2. He joined the Cook Islands Meteorological Service the same year as a Training Observer. In 2013, Manea became an Operational Observer. He attended several in-country trainings and workshops. He attended the 10th WMO Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone and Public Weather Workshops in Nadi, Fiji.

Cook Islands Meteorological Service | 127 Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Tel: (682) 20603 /25920 | Fax: (682) 21603 | Email: manea2tapu@gmail.com |