Pacific RANET (Radio and Internet Communications)
Leading Organization:AusAIDAustralian Bureau of MeteorologyNZAIDNew Zealand MetServiceUnited Kingdom Met Office
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:US NOAA OGP, US NOAA NWS, USAID, MetService of New Zealand Ltd., NZAID, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, AusAID, and UK Met Office
A multi-donor funded feasibility project for all Pacific Development Member Countries, conducted in 2004 and 2005; the planned project was to increase the accessibility of weather, climate and hydro-meteorological related information through the use of radio, including information to assist remote and resource poor populations for their day-to-day resource decisions and preparations related to natural hazards
RANET is an international collaboration to make weather, climate, and related information more accessible to remote and resource poor populations to aid day-to-day resource decisions and prepare against natural hazards. The program combines innovative technologies with appropriate applications and partnerships at the community level to ensure that the networks created serve the entirety of community information needs and is therefore more sustainable. RANET activities include training, pilot activities to demonstrate various community technologies, and development of a dissemination network through partnership and platform development.
Project Status:Completed (2004-2005)