4VisionTo be a regional leader in meteorological science and expertise, and in the provision of quality weather and climate services.
5MissionTo provide meteorological expertise and professional services in support of Fiji’s economic development, and for the safety and benefit of the community.To deliver quality forecast, warning and advisory services to the South Pacific Island Nations and Territories falling within FMS’s area of responsibility.
6Objectivesto satisfy Fiji’s need for supply of weather and climatological data, archive and analyse this data, and based on this, issue forecasts, warnings and other information as required;to function as a RSMC for tropical cyclones in the Southwest Pacific under the WWW Programme of WMO.to monitor the climate of Fiji and advise on any changes due to global warming and other factors;to provide public/marine forecast and warning services for other South Pacific Island States as agreed;to provide marine and aviation forecast and warning services as per international agreement; and
7Organisation & Resources FMS has 2 main output Divisions :Forecast Services andClimate Services.There are 6 support Divisions :Computing and Information SystemsTechnical SystemsReporting & FacilitiesServices DevelopmentFinance andAdministration.
8Weather Forecasting Centre Incorporates….National Weather Forecasting and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre.Regional Forecast Centre.Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre Nadi – Tropical Cyclone Centre.
9Public and Marine Services Public and Marine for Fiji, Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Kiribati, Nauru and Wallis & Futuna.Special Advisory Services for Vanuatu and Samoa.TD Summaries to all NMSs in the region and beyond (RSMC function).International marine forecasts and warnings for area from Eqtr to 25ºS between 160 º E to 120 º W.
10Aviation ServicesForecasts and warnings within Nadi FIR (TAFs, ARFORs, ROFORs and SIGMETs).In addition, TAFs and ARFORs for , Samoa, Tonga, Niue and Cooks (Auckland Oceanic) plus TAFs only for Christmas island (US-controlled).TC Advisories for International Air Navigation in area Eqtr to 40ºS bet 160ºE and 120ºW.
11Tropical Cyclone Services Forecasts, Warnings and Advisory Services for Fiji, Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Kiribati, Nauru and Wallis & Futuna.Special Advisory Services for Vanuatu and Samoa.TD Advisories/Summaries to all NMSs in the region and beyond.International marine warnings for area from Eqtr to 25ºS between 160 º E to 120 º W.CREX to NWP Centres
23Plans AIFS TC Module to be integrated into FIMS Storm Surge Model Collaboration with Climate Services on seasonal TC activity predictionsPartnership with Hydrology Division on comprehensive flood warning system for Fiji
24HRD WMO SH TC Course and PWS Workshops – 2000 & 2002 TC Simulation Exercise/WorkshopMentor Training – 20012-month Internships – Honolulu FOLocally conducted courses for Classes 3 and 4 Mets – in collaboration with WMO and JICAExchange/attachments with other RSMCs/TCWCs
25Challenges Professional staff retention. Automation. Government policies.Un-interrupted geostationary satellite coverage.Commercial services.Research.
26Future Plans Access and utilise data from new platforms - in collaboration with the international research community (eg NRL, CIMSS, NOAA) on data retrieval and use.Exchange with RSMCs and TCWCs on expertise, tools and techniques