"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"


Meteorological Department Curaçao is structured as follows:


The key activities of the different divions at Meteorological Department Curaçao are

Department of Observations

  • Ground observation (WWW WMO program 24/7)
  • Aeronautical Meteorological Station (24/7)
  • Upper air observation (cooperation with NOAA/NWS)
  • Dissemination (local and international GTS)


Department of Forecasts
  • Weather surveillance (24/7)
  • Public Forecasts and Warnings
  • Tropical Cyclones Advisories (Cooperation with NWS/NHC, RSMC of the WMO)
  • Air navigation services (ICAO: Meteorological Watch Office, Meteorological Authority)
  • Marine Forecasts and Warnings


Department of Climatology, Seismology and Research
  • Management of meteorological and climatological data
  • Climatological reports and surveys (WMO)
  • Climatological services
  • Applied research
  • Seismological services (cooperation with KNMI, FUNVISIS and UMPR)


Department of Technical Affairs and ICT
  • Management of the telecommunication and meteorological equipments


Directorate, and Management
  • Management of personnel and finance of MC
  • Policy related matters for the Dutch Caribbean Islands
  • International affairs