Available courses

E-learning course to be completed prior to acceptance for Level-1 on-site program in Honolulu.  The prerequisites address content needed to attend the four-week Pacific International Desk Level 1 program in Honolulu and Guam. Candidates must complete the required lessons in this course. Attendance to the Pacific Desk is by invitation. 

This is for Hawaii participants. 


17 September - 12 October 2018

13-24 August 2018

American Samoa

Level 1 training covers: Introductory Tropical Meteorology topics, including: Thermodynamics; Satellite Interpretation; Surface and Upper-Air Analysis; General Circulation; Local Circulations; Tropical Weather Features; Numerical Weather Prediction; Forecast Philosophy; Marine Forecasts; Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones; and Messaging and Weather Communications.


2 - 27 July 2018

Level 1 training covers: Introductory Tropical Meteorology topics, including: Thermodynamics; Satellite Interpretation; Surface and Upper-Air Analysis; General Circulation; Local Circulations; Tropical Weather Features; Numerical Weather Prediction; Forecast Philosophy; Forecast Verification; Marine Forecasts; Tsunamis; Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones; Tropical Climate Variability; and Messaging and Weather Communications.


30 April - 25 May 2018

E-learning site to accompany Level 2 on-site training in Honolulu.

E-learning course to be completed prior to acceptance for Level-2 on-site program in Hawaii.  The prerequisites address content needed to attend the four-week Pacific International Desk Level 2 program in Honolulu and Guam. Candidates must complete the required lessons in this course. Attendance to the Pacific Desk is by invitation.

This is for Hawaii Level 2 participants.


26 February - 23 March 2018

Level 1 training covers: Introductory Tropical Meteorology topics, including: Thermodynamics; Satellite Interpretation; Surface and Upper-Air Analysis; General Circulation; Local Circulations; Tropical Weather Features; Numerical Weather Prediction; Forecast Philosophy; Forecast Verification; Marine Forecasts; Tsunamis; Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones; Tropical Climate Variability; and Messaging and Weather Communications.

E-learning course to be completed prior to acceptance for Level-1 on-site program in Honolulu.  The prerequisites address content needed to attend the four-week Pacific International Desk Level 1 program in Honolulu and Guam. Candidates must complete the required lessons in this course. Attendance to the Pacific Desk is by invitation.

This is for Hawaii participants.

E-learning course to be completed prior to acceptance for Level-1 on-site program in Honolulu.  The prerequisites address content needed to attend the four-week Pacific International Desk Level 1 program in Honolulu and Guam. Candidates must complete the required lessons in this course. Attendance to the Pacific Desk is by invitation.

This is for Guam participants.


Level 1 training covers: Introductory Tropical Meteorology topics, including: Thermodynamics; Satellite Interpretation; Surface and Upper-Air Analysis; General Circulation; Local Circulations; Tropical Weather Features; Numerical Weather Prediction; Forecast Philosophy; Forecast Verification; Marine Forecasts; Tsunamis; Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones; Tropical Climate Variability; and Messaging and Weather Communications.


Pre-assessment required for entrance into Level 2 on-site program.  Please contact Pacific Desk administration for access.

E-learning course to be completed prior to acceptance for Level-2 on-site program in Guam.  The prerequisites address content needed to attend the four-week Pacific International Desk Level 1 program in Honolulu and Guam. Candidates must complete the required lessons in this course. Attendance to the Pacific Desk is by invitation.

This is for GUAM participants.


15-26 July 2019

American Samoa

Level 1 training covers: Introductory Tropical Meteorology topics, including: Thermodynamics; Satellite Interpretation; Surface and Upper-Air Analysis; General Circulation; Local Circulations; Tropical Weather Features; Numerical Weather Prediction; Forecast Philosophy; Marine Forecasts; Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones; and Messaging and Weather Communications.


20 May - 14 June 2019

Level 1 training covers: Introductory Tropical Meteorology topics, including: Thermodynamics; Satellite Interpretation; Surface and Upper-Air Analysis; General Circulation; Local Circulations; Tropical Weather Features; Numerical Weather Prediction; Forecast Philosophy; Forecast Verification; Marine Forecasts; Tsunamis; Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones; Tropical Climate Variability; and Messaging and Weather Communications.


1 - 26 April 2019

Level 1 training covers: Introductory Tropical Meteorology topics, including: Thermodynamics; Satellite Interpretation; Surface and Upper-Air Analysis; General Circulation; Local Circulations; Tropical Weather Features; Numerical Weather Prediction; Forecast Philosophy; Forecast Verification; Marine Forecasts; Tsunamis; Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones; Tropical Climate Variability; and Messaging and Weather Communications.