Pacific Islands Meteorological Services in Action: A Compendium of Climate Services Case Studies

In a large, diverse region like the Pacific, clear and concise communication of both successes and lessons learned is vital for further effective development. A workshop was created to help the participants develop stories to "tell the world what the Pacific is doing on climate services." The week-long writing workshop or "writeshop" created a space for climate service providers to learn outreach writing skills and how to analyse their own efforts. The writeshop was coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) with support from the Australia Bureau of Meteorology through its Climate and Oceans Support Programme (COSPPac) and Environment and Climate Change Canada. This first writeshop for climate services in the Pacific was a productive and intense week of growth for the participants, resulting in 20 stories for a regional compendium.