Fisherman Weather Field School (SLCN)

Fisherman Weather Field School (SLCN)

Fisherman Weather Field School (SLCN) 1195 673 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Agency for Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) – Indonesia

Fisherman Weather Field School is an ocean literacy programme that provides education for fishing communities to support understanding of the information provided by weather and ocean climate services.

Targeted users include traditional fishermen, aquaculture fishermen, salt pond farmers, and related stakeholders in fisheries and coastal communities. This programme enhances the level of understanding of maritime weather and climate forecasting and information thereby improving safety. It also increases fishers’ understanding and awareness of the importance of maritime observation equipment which are essential to produce accurate maritime weather and climate information for their safety when conducting their maritime activities. Their participation in protecting the ocean observation equipment installed on the ocean is crucial to prevent vandalism. This project has proven to be successful in Indonesia and a pilot is proposed to replicate the initiative in Fiji and the Philippines.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Observing Together: Meeting Stakeholder Needs and Making Every Observation Count

Start date: 01/01/2016
End date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Dwikorita Karnawati (

challenges: 6- Coastal Resilience, 9- Capacity Development, 10- Behaviour Change
type_of_action: Project


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