How are Pacific Desk participants selected?

The admission screening will consist of representatives from the Pacific Desk. The final selection team will be comprised of representatives from the Pacific Desk, NOAA / NWS and other partnering organizations. The team will strive to create a cohort that appropriately represents the governments, technical areas, gender and ethnicity. 

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What are the program costs?

All instructional, administrative and travel costs are funded by the Pacific Desk through funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service.

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How do I apply?

To apply to the Pacific International Training Desk, please visit our How to Apply page where all pertinent information is displayed.

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Who is eligible to attend?

The Pacific Desk application criteria are flexible. The selection team will evaluate applicants based on their: Formal Education Experience Candidates: Must be a citizen of one of the following Pacific Island Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, […]

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Who organizes and manages the Pacific Desk?

The University of Hawai‘i Telecommunications and Social Informatics (UH TASI) Research Program serves as the program coordinator, conducting a transparent application process.  UH TASI continues to provide updated and more detailed information. Permanent Representatives (PRs) may nominate students to submit applications for the on-site training program.  Round trip airfare to Honolulu, HI, lodging, living stipend, […]

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What is expected of each National Weather Service or Meteorological Office?

The successful functioning of the Pacific Desk requires collective efforts from all jurisdictions to: Disseminate and distribute program information and initiate the application process. Encourage potential candidates to apply. Support candidates throughout their training time to ensure they successfully complete the program. Ensure that the absence of the nominee during his/her studies abroad will not […]

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