By Ezekiel Talatau
SOLOMON Islands weather monitoring system has been described as being in need of improvement.
Former Toshiba electronic specialist, Mr Yusuke Okuyama, a Japanese volunteer completing his two-year contract with Solomon Islands MET Service, revealed this to Island Sun in an interview earlier this week.
He said during his two-year voluntary work with the MET service and the ministry of environment (MECDM), he has had the opportunity to train a handful of local MET staff on repair and maintenance of existing weather system devices in the country.
Okuyama says an area needing improvement is the type of technology used.
He makes an example of the need to have sensory devices in the MET service’s weather monitoring system, and the latest software to operate new technology equipment.
He shares that his time here in the Solomons has been memorable, adding that he enjoyed training the staffs from Honiara, Malaita, Taro and Munda.