GCCA+ in the news: GCCA+ Caribbean: boosting climate monitoring

CARIFORUM member states are becoming better equipped to collect, store, and analyze 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 Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology Regional Climate Centre for the Caribbean (CIMH) hosted trainings for representatives of national hydro-meteorological services (NHMSs) from 16 Caribbean countries  with support from the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (EU Intra-ACP GCCA+) project.

During the training, participants learned how to use and maintain the new automatic weather stations (AWS) that continuously record weather and climate-related variables including temperature, rainfall, relative humidity, wind speed, and wind direction with some stations having additional sensors to collect soil moisture and soil temperature.

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