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Pacific Islands Meteorological Strategy 2017–2026

February 2017

Pacific Islands Meteorological Strategy (PIMS) 2017–2026 presents the priorities of Pacific Island Countries’ and Territories’ (PICTs) National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) for the next ten years. The Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) adopted the Pacific Islands Meteorological Strategy (PIMS) 2012–2021 to ensure that NMHSs have the capacity to fulfil their responsibilities over the decade.

This Strategy identifies five priority areas for action:

  • Improved weather services, in particular aviation, marine and public weather services, and establishment of ocean weather services to support the safety and efficiency of sectors.
  • Disaster risk reduction, including implementing the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific 2017–2030 and contributing to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction 2015–2030 to protect life and property of Pacific people as well as NMHSs contribution to climate change internationally, regionally and nationally.
  • Improved climate and hydrological services, including implementing the Pacific Roadmap for Strengthened Climate Services (PRSCS) and strengthened collaboration between hydrological and meteorological services.
  • Integrated observing and communication systems to support processing and preparation of weather, climate, water and ocean information and services including warnings.
  • Coordinated support for NMHSs, PMC and the Pacific Meteorological Desk Partnership (PMDP) to ensure NMHSs have resources to undertake their legislated requirements and service their stakeholders.