World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Equipment to Boost Met Services Arrives

Equipment to Boost Met Services Arrives

The country’s Weather Observation Network is expected to expand following the recent arrival of Automatic Rainfall and Weather Station equipment in the country this month.

Director of Solomon Islands Meteorological Services David Hiriasia said these new equipment will allow the MET Office to expand the collection of data to help determine the country’s local climate situation.

The MET Office currently have only five observation sites in the country and data collected from these sites does not fully reflect the real local climate of the country.

“These new equipment will boost our data collection to determine the true local climate which is very important for the people of this country,” Hiriasia said.

He stressed that the expansion of the weather observation network will help the MET office, the climate change division and National Disaster Management Office to communicate such data to understand the changing climate within the country.

He added that this equipment will assist planning and setting of infrastructure developments in the country, climate change adaptation, food security and so forth.

According to Mr Hiriasia, a pilot installation of this equipment will begin in mid February.

The equipment will be installed throughout the country as part of the early multi- hazard warning system.

The equipment were made possible under the Climate Change project SWOCK

(Strongim Waka of Comunity Kaikai) in collaboration with the MET services,

UNDP, the Climate Change office, the Ministry of Agriculture and livestock and

the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) of New Zealand.

ENDS///

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Breaking: Israel Shelling Beit Hanoun Hospital

The Israeli military have started to shell and shoot at Beit Hanoun hospital. There are still 61 medical staff and civilians, three patients and two International Solidarity Movement volunteers trapped inside. More>>

UN: Urgent Action To End Female Genital Mutilation UN: Urgent Action To End Female Genital Mutilation

New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation, child marriage More>>

World News: SRI LANKA: Justice Denied To Two Child Victims Of Rape
There have been reports of an alleged abduction and rape of an eleven-year-old girl by a group of Navy officers, and of another nine-year-old girl treated in a similar manner. More>>

‘Global Epidemic’ Of Anti-Semitism NGO Urges UN To Condemn ‘global Epidemic’ Of Anti-Semitism

French riot police officers face rioters in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014. More>>


IDF Falsifies Photograph To Justify Bombing El-Wafa Hospital IDF Falsifies Photograph To Justify Bombing El-Wafa Hospital

On the 21st July at 2:17 PM, the IDF spokesperson released an image on twitter showing an aerial picture of a building marked as ‘Al-Wafa’ hospital. In the image there is a red circle, which they designated as the location from which a M75 rocket was ... More>>

MH17: Black Boxes Recovered by Malaysian Government

'Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. More>>

ALSO:


Gaza Update On 15th Day Of The Israeli Offensive

Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apartment Buildings, Mosques, Hospitals and Schools; White Phosphorous Bombs and Flechette Shells Fired by Israeli Forces in Border Areas... More>>

Al Jazeera: Egypt Verdict Defies Logic And Any Semblance Of Justice

Following today’s verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera English managing director Al Anstey said: “Today three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists. More>>


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news