The Pacific Desk application criteria are flexible. The selection team will evaluate applicants based on their:

  • Formal Education
  • Experience


  • 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, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vietnam and Vanuatu. 
  • Must to be able to obtain a US entry visa
  • Must be officially nominated and approved by their home meteorological organization/office.
  • Applicants will be expected to have a fluent level of English.
  • Must have some training and experience in weather observation
  • Limited (one year or less) experience in weather forecasting.
  • Training is geared towards non-Scientific Officers (observers, met technicians, etc.)
  • Training is not for Scientific Officers (forecasters) who have gone through advanced training and met courses (such as the Melbourne BoM), but for senior observers and non-scientific officers who might want to become forecasters
  • Written explanation may be provided for justification of any deviation from the above criteria.

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