COSPPac and the National Meteorological Services of Vanuatu, Samoa, Niue and Solomon Islands have documented existing traditional knowledge used for seasonal weather forecasting. The Traditional Knowledge database provides partner countries with a central register to manage and store their climate-related traditional knowledge records. In the future the collected traditional data can be integrated with conventional seasonal forecasts. The traditional knowledge collected can also be used as a tool for communicating climate messages to local communities.
For more information on the Traditional Knowledge project and to discuss access to the database, please contact the Capacity Development and Communications team by emailing COSPPac_CDC_TKProject@bom.gov.au