WMO chooses MFI to carry out the renovation of Haïti's met service
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haïti on January the 12th 2010 devastated the country. Major infrastructures, including those dedicated to weather & climate monitoring, were completely destroyed.
In the aftermath of the disaster, the global meteorological community came together and in 2012, an agreement between WMO and Environment Canada was concluded to finance a renovation project for Haïti's National Met Service.
MFI just won the tender launched by WMO to achieve such a project. It has been divided into 4 main components:
- Construction of a new earthquake-resistant and hurricane-proof building to house the UHM (Unité Hydrologique et Météorologique) of Haïti.
- Restoration or implementation of meteorological, climatological and hydrological observing networks and data management systems.
- Development of public weather services & early warnings in order for the population to be better protected and economic sectors more informed.
- Capacity building for UHM's staff through extensive training program.
The project is already on track and is expected to be completed by summer 2018.