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K-Developedia and knowledge hubs series 13 : Tonga meteorological services & APEC climate center

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Frame of Image n channel based in Busan, Korea for effective exchange of regional climate information among APEC member economies. 1. Could you briefly tell us about your institution and what you do? Tonga has a meteorological service, which is comprised of six manual stations manned by thirty staff. The Tonga Meteorological Service undertakes the observation and analysis of meteorological phenomena on land, on the ocean, and in the atmosphere to provide weather forecasts and warnings, and publishes climate statistics and industrial-meteorological data. As the Director, I am managing the activities of the Tonga Meteorological Service. The Primary industrial sectors of Tonga are agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. The main agricultural exports are squash pumpkin exported to Korean and Japan as well as root crops exported to Tongans who live overseas, particularly in Australia and New Zealand. As weather and climate in Tonga have big impacts on people’s life and economy in Tonga, the role of the Meteorological Service is becoming more and more important in Tonga.
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K-Developedia and Knowledge Hubs series 13 – Tonga Meteorological Services & APEC Climate Center
Ofa Faanunu, Director of Meteorology, Tonga (TMS: Tonga Meteorological Services)
2. Could you introduce what Tonga has learned from other agencies through knowledge sharing cooperation? While attending the 2013 APEC Leaders’ Summit in Bali, Indonesia, President Geun-hye Park of the Republic of Korea met with the leaders from 14 differe


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Title K-Developedia and knowledge hubs series 13
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Tonga meteorological services & APEC climate center

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

K-Developedia

Publisher

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2015-12
Series Title; No K-Developedia and knowledge hubs series / 13
Pages 5
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Tonga(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Official Aid < Development Assistance