"To provide expert advice, early warning services and to produce reliable data on climate systems".
Section Functions and areas of work
The Climate section manages the weather and climatological observations data for archival and storage, both physical and digital. All observations are archived in the Database Management System widely known as CliDE.
The section produces monthly summaries of climatic conditions/climate trends in the form of climate reports that become part of a regional and global climate monitoring network.
The section also works with past and current data to monitor and diagnose climate phenomenas that influence Samoa's climate and weather; for instance the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ), the Warm Pool and the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO).
Instrument Care | Quality Assurance
To monitor performances and provide maintenance to networked rainfall and climate stations around Samoa to ensure quality of submitted data.
Specialized Climate Applications
To administer Samoa's Climate Early Warning System (CLEWS) and provide routine tailored climate information and alerts that meet sector and community needs. The CLEWS information helps guide planning and manage climate risks presented by climate variability and long term climate change.
Seasonal Climate Forecasting | Traditional Knowledge
Lead in the collection, verification and applications of Traditional Knowledge into Seasonal Climate Forecasting.