The BVI Airports Authority on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands is hosting the 49th session of the Caribbean Meteorological Council (CMC) and its associated meetings on Tortola from November 5-10.
The sessions will attract Government officials and meteorologists from throughout the Caribbean. These meetings are usually rotated around the Caribbean region yearly for discussions on important topics concerning meteorology. The last meeting in the BVI was held in 1983.
The Caribbean Meteorological Organization provides support and advice to governments in the development of their meteorological and hydro-meteorological services and in dealing with issues of an international nature affecting weather, water and climate. It also represents the regional meteorological community’s interests in relation to international civil aviation matters. The CMO works closely with regional agencies involved in disaster preparedness, response and relief.
The British Virgin Islands Airport Authority is currently pursuing the establishment of a full-time meteorological/aeronautical information service office, which when operational will be staffed with meteorologists and a forecaster who will provide, among other things, timely meteorological and aeronautical information to all incoming and outgoing aircrafts.