Cost Recovery Mechanism and Models Appropriate for the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department
The VanKIRAP Technical Report - Cost Recovery Mechanism and Models Appropriate for the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department.The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) is a government department within the Ministry of Climate Change, Meteorology, Geo-hazards, Energy, Environment and Disaster Management. The department was established under the Vanuatu Meteorological Service Act of 1989. The Meteorology, Geological Hazards and Climate Change Act of 2016 superseded this Act replaced. The new Act gives direction to the operations of VMGD. Specifically, it directs the department to collect, collate and make available meteorological, climate, climate change, and geohazard data and information, including archiving such data or information, amongst other duties (Republic of Vanuatu, 2017). Furthermore, the Act allows the department to achieve its mandate of installing and maintaining a national network of meteorological observation stations and all other necessary technical installations and equipment (Republic of Vanuatu, 2017).