Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Metservice Operations Manager Honoured

Issued at 10:48am 10-Dec-2007

Metservice International Operations Manager Honoured In Vanuatu

In a ceremony recently held in Port Vila the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, Hon. Edward Natapei, presented MetService's International Operations Manager, Garry Clarke, an honoury Tamtam or traditional split drum that is used by chiefs to call or gather villagers together.

The award was in recognition of Mr. Clarke's exemplary meteorological and climate services to the Meteorological Communities in Pacific Islands, as he approaches his retirement at the end of this year.

Reflecting on his 41 years of service to New Zealand and Pacific meteorological services, Garry Clarke noted the key role the region plays in our understanding of global weather and climate dynamics.

"It is home to El Nino southern oscillation, source of the greatest inter-annual global climate variability," he said.

"With increasing concern about human-induced climate change and sea level rise, now more than ever there is a great need to extend our understanding of the dynamics of ocean and atmospheric processes in the Pacific region."

Mr. Clarke added that the award is a reflection of the high regard that is taken of MetService for its activities and support amongst our Pacific neighbours.

MetService has this year been party to a Rescue Pacific project, along with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Met Office UK, and US NOAA Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), to ensure weather and climate observations taken in the Islands of the Pacific meet World Meteorological Organization (WMO) standards.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news