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Pacific Islands meteorological services in action: a compendium of climate services case studies

Source(s):  Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

This document features twenty stories and case studies illustrating how climate services can contribute to resilient development in the Pacific Island region. The case studies cover four topics including agriculture and biodiversity, communication of climate information to end users, data management, and disaster and health.

This report highlights the important role of climate services in addressing climate change and reducing disaster risk. Case studies in disaster risk reduction include:

  • Fiji: Using seasonal rainfall predictions to support subsistence farmers in disaster risk reduction 
  • Samoa: When every minute counts: Text messaging (SMS) to alert communities in times of disaster
  • Cook Islands: Monitoring and communicating drought in the Southern Cook Islands 
  • Federated States of Micronesia: Climate information and services strengthen decisions 
  • Kiribati: Coastal hazard Outlook for the Line Group
  • Kiribati: Extreme Spring Tide information contributes to disaster risk reduction 
  • Marshall Islands: Role of the Weather Service Office is important for drought response
  • Regional: Building climate- and disaster-ready communities through improved national meteorological
    services: the Finnish-Pacific (FINPAC) Project approach



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  • Pacific Islands meteorological services in action: a compendium of climate services case studies
  • Publication date 2016
  • Number of pages 106 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN ISBN: 978-982-04-0633-9 (print) 978-982-04-0634-6

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