Countries meet for regional talks

REGIONAL priorities for the development of Pacific National Meteorological Services and Land Survey Departments has been the subject of a three-day meeting between members of the Climate and Ocean Support Program in the Pacific Steering Committee (COSPPac) in Nadi.

Organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the discussions began on Monday at the Tanoa International Hotel.

According to SPC, members included representatives of meteorological services and land survey departments from Pacific Island nations Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Other partners included the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, the Pacific Community, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

According to the secretariat, the COSPPac was a major component of the Australian Government’s work with Pacific Island countries on adaptation to the impacts of climate variability and change.

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