AVIATION MINISTER COMMISSIONS NIMET’S ICT CENTRE & E-LIBRARY
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Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka has unveiled the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Centre and Scientific & Technical Information Library of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) in Abuja.
Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, yesterday commissioned the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Centre and Scientific & Technical Information Library of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) in Abuja.
According to the government parastatal, the center is designed to enhance data collection, processing, storage and application for product generation in the different areas of meteorology such as aeronautical, hydro-meteorology, agro-meteorology, marine and climate services.
The center receives real time numerical and satellite data for processing, archiving and dissemination to various end users including the international community.
It also host among others; numerical Weather Prediction clusters, e-Met server, Clidata (Data Management System); Meteorological Cluster Integrating all automatic weather observing system across the country.
Other functions include: receiving, archiving and re-distributing satellite imageries from RETIM, Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) and receiving Satellite Distribution System for aeronautical services and Video Conferencing Facility.
The Director General of NIMET, Dr Anthony Anuforom in a brief welcome address to the Minister says that the commissioning was part of the strategic plan of the agency which was reviewed in 2012 which fits into the transformation agenda of the government.
He said that presently NIMET has 54 synoptic stations across the country.
The e-Library has an on-line catalogue whereby users can access the most recent scientific reports available internationally and also promote the development and application of timely, automated weather information and data through information technologies.