Appointment of the New Chief Executive Officer and Board Members of the Seychelles Meteorological Authority
Mon, 11 July 2016
The Office of the President has announced the appointment of Mr. Vincent Amelie as the CEO of the newly created Seychelles Meteorological Authority, established by the Seychelles Meteorological Act which came into effect on the 1st of July 2016.
Mr. Amelie holds a Masters Degree in Applied Meteorology and Climate from the University of Reading in the UK, 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 & Climate Change.
The Seychelles Meteorological Authority has a governing Board of Directors chaired by Mr. Wills Agricole, the Principal Secretary for Energy & Climate Change. The other members of the Board are Mr. Gerard Hoareau (Vice-Chair), Ms. Nellie Coopoosamy, Ms. Esmée Samson, Mr. Allen Chetty, Mr. Theodore Marguerite and Mr. 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 advice 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.