Strengthening Disaster and Climate Resilience in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (SDCR) Project

Lead PI: Dr. Simon J. Mason
July 2020 - July 2021
North America ; Eastern Caribbean ; Southern Caribbean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The SDCR Project will contribute to building the resilience of the region through a series of small but effective initiatives that extend some areas of work started by CIMH. Equally as important, the work being proposed introduces innovative activities that are unrelated to previous activities executed by CIMH and the region. The SDCR Project will (i) strengthen hydro-meteorological observation platforms; (ii) strengthen the human capacity and institutional resilience of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in the Caribbean to enable them to maintain some level of functionality under the most arduous conditions; (iii) strengthen multi-hazard early warning systems in the Caribbean by enhancing the timely collection and integration of pre- and post-impact data into regional multi-hazard impact-forecasting and decision-support platforms that improve risk forecasting, management and reduction and (iv) further strengthen and expand the development and delivery of climate services in the Caribbean.