Today, we say ALOHA and WELCOME to the first cohort of the Pacific International Training Desk for 2014. In the next 4 weeks, participants will learn, train, observe and shadow weather forecasters at the NWS Honolulu Forecast Office, satellite communication systems (e.g., RANET, SMS) specialists and many other subject matter experts at the University of Hawaii. It is our hope that trainees leave the Pacific Desk with an expanded knowledge, skills, and abilities of regional forecast processes, networks, and available resources. It is also our goal for trainees to become knowledgeable about observational and forecast tools and systems within the region, and are encouraged to exercise gained knowledge, skills, and abilities in host countries and institutional environments.
Meet the Participants of Cohort 1