The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation is the parent ministry of the Meteorological Service.
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) was established in April 2001 as an Executive Agency under the Executive Agencies Act. NEPA was founded to carry out the technical (functional) and administrative mandate of three statutory bodies – the Natural Resources & Conservation, Authority (NRCA), the Town & Country Planning, Authority (TCPA), and the Land Development & Utilisation Commission (LDUC).
The Jamaica Environment Trust is a non-profit, non-governmental membership organization operating in the island of Jamaica. It was formed in 1991 with its main focus being environmental education and advocacy. provides tabular rainfall, wind, humidity and temperature data for several towns and cities in the island of Jamaica.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system’s authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is a training and research organisation formed by the amalgamation of the Caribbean Meteorological Institute (CMI) and Caribbean Operational Hydrological Institute (COHI). The role and mission of the CIMH is to improve the meteorological and hydrological services and to assist in promoting the awareness of the benefits of these services for the economic well-being of the CMO countries. This is achieved through training, research and investigations, and the provision of specialised services and advice.
As a statutory body the ODPEM operates out of the Office of the Prime Minister with a Board of Management overseeing its activities. The ODPEM has the unique role of being the only government agency to provide disaster management functions in Jamaica.
The Water Resources Authority (WRA) is responsible for the management, protection, and controlled allocation anduse of Jamaica’s water resources. The WRA maintains a hydrological database and provides data, information, and technical assistance to government and non-government institutions.
The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority’s mission is to ensure that the public is provided with a safe, reliable, efficient and user-friendly Air Transport System, being cognizant of the standards and recommended practices developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a component of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The NHC mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards. The NHC vision is to be America’s calm, clear, and trusted voice in the eye of the storm and, with its partners, enable communities to be safe from tropical weather threats.