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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
The Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Data Portal improves knowledge of past tropical cyclone activity in the Pacific Islands and East Timor by plotting tracks of cyclones in the South Pacific from 1969, allowing users to see the characteristics and paths of past tropical cyclone events. Meteorologists and stakeholders can use this tool to analyse the tracks of historical tropical cyclones and relate them to the impact on lives and infrastructure recorded on the ground.
- Relationship to other tools: The Southern HemisphereTropical Cyclone Data Portal and the Pacific Climate Change Data Portal are connected in the sense that daily rainfall data from the Pacific Climate Change Data Portal could be used to examine the impacts of a particular tropical cyclone that is available via the Tropical Cyclone Data Portal. This tool is able to be used by the public to examine the impacts of past tropical cyclones.
Want to know what the Vanuatu coastline may look like in 2100? Coastal Risk Vanuatu (CRV) has been opened for public consultation to show you what the Vanuatu coast may look like in 2100. It is an interactive map tool designed to communicate coastal inundation associated with sea level rise to the year 2100. Using Google Earth Engine technology, CRV allows you to investigate the extent of coastal inundation using the latest 3D models of the Vanuatu coastline. Data has been captured using airborne LiDAR technology to create detailed digital elevation models (DEMs), which are then combined with ‘bucket-fill’ inundation modelling to create the map-based visualisations.