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Vincent Amelie appointed Seychelles Meteorological Authority chief executive |12 July 2016

Vincent Amelie is the chief executive of the newly created Seychelles Meteorological Authority, established by the Seychelles Meteorological Act which came into effect on July 1, 2016.

The Office of the President announced the appointment yesterday in a press communiqué.

Mr Amelie holds a Master’s degree in Applied Meteorology and Climate from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology from the University of Nairobi. 

He has almost 25 years' working experience in the Seychelles meteorological services, and at the time of his promotion he was holding the post of chief meteorologist in the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

The communiqué adds that the Seychelles Meteorological Authority has a governing board of directors chaired by Wills Agricole, the principal secretary for Energy and Climate Change. The other members of the board are Gerard Hoareau (vice-chair), Nellie Coopoosamy, Esmée Samson, Allen Chetty, Theodore Marguerite and Lambert Woodcock.

The mandate of the Seychelles Meteorological Authority is to provide early warning on weather and climate phenomena and tsunami in Seychelles and to provide meteorological services for international air and sea navigation.

In the fulfillment of its mandate, the authority has as main function: record, update and maintain meteorological observations required  for meteorological and related purposes in accordance with international standards; ensure that the international standards in respect of aviation, maritime and general forecasts are observed by all relevant agencies.

The authority is also responsible to advise the government and other agencies on meteorological matters and provide supportive roles and responsibilities to disaster management authorities in relation to disaster management, response and risk reduction.





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