Australia Renews Commitment to Major Pacific Climate and Oceans Monitoring and Prediction Programme

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SPREP Press Release 10th May 2018

10 May 2018, Nuku'alofa, Tonga - At the Planning and Steering Committee meetings for the Climate and Ocean Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) held this week in Tonga, the Australian Government confirmed that they will continue the excellent work of the programme into a second four year phase beginning 1 July 2018.

The aim of COSPPac is to enhance the capacity of Pacific Islands to manage and mitigate the impacts of climate variability and tidal events and working together with members to build tools that can forecast and report on climate, tides and the ocean. It will also determine how best to communicate this information to communities, businesses and Governments.

COSPPac is managed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and implemented in partnership with Geoscience Australia (GA), the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

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