Caribbean Countries Boost Weather, Climate Monitoring Through EU-Supported Equipment, Training

Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service technicians working during automatic weather station installation in 35 °C outside temperature at the Port of Spain site (Photo via CCCCC)

(Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Press Release) CARIFORUM member states are becoming better equipped to collect, store, and analyse hydro-meteorological data that will form much of the evidence base to support building resilience to weather and climate hazards in the region as well as global monitoring of climate change. 

The strengthened capacity is a result of a recent five-day workshop for representatives of national hydro-meteorological services (NHMSs) from 16 Caribbean countries. The training and equipment were provided to NHMS staff across CARIFORUM under the European Union Intra African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (EU Intra-ACP GCCA+) Project, which is being managed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). The Project addresses meteorological and hydrological needs across the region through technical assistance that will further enhance climate observation in CARIFORUM States to support the development and use of climate products and services that lead to improved sectoral planning and decision-making planning.

The virtual course took place from 25 to 29 April 2022 and drew 60 registrations.  The training was led by the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), in its role as one of the Project’s implementing agencies that provides technical and instructional support.

Read more at: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

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