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MFI and WMO together for Haïti


It is now official! MFI and WMO have just signed a contract for the first phase of a project for the renovation and the development of capacity of Haiti's National Meteorological and Hydrological Service.

On January 12th 2010, Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7 earthquake that devastated the country. Major infrastructures, including those dedicated to weather & climate monitoring, were severely damaged.

In the aftermath of the disaster, the global meteorological community came together: Environment & Climate Change Canada agreed to fund a project, with the support of WMO, aiming at renovating and developing the meteorological and hydrological services of Haiti. After a selective tender process, MFI was awarded this challenging project last May.

Improved forecasting and better safety for aviation are amongst the priorities of the project that is expected to lay the sustainable foundations of a future modern and efficient national weather service.