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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
CliDE is a climate database management system installed in National Meteorological Services in 15 countries to support day to day operations including the archival and basic analysis of historical and recent meteorological data. CliDE provides a platform for countries to rescue and secure hard copy data, which in some countries date back more than 100 years. Accurate climate records are critical for building an understanding of how the climate is changing and for verifying climate projections,monitoring and comparing droughts and other extreme events. CliDE will improve the availability of data for National Meteorological Services, other government agencies and researchers.