DE launched a workshop for the Database Management System project that is being done with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (client) and the Inter-American Development Bank (funder). MGI (Mona Geomatics Institute), DE’s regional partner, hosted the event in Kingston, Jamaica. The workshop was attended by 25 persons from 20 organizations ranging from government agencies, to NGOs, to private sector companies in Jamaica.
The workshop is a microcosm of the Caribbean-wide analysis that DE is doing with MGI for the project, which is the Caribbean Regional Environmental and Atmospheric Data (C-READ) management system.
DE was awarded the contract in April and has since embarked on the first phase. MGI is providing GIS expertise and regional logistical support. The project will be complete by January 2014 and is intended to serve all Caribbean states as a data management tool for supporting climate change adaptation strategies. See project details here.
Stay tuned for more news on this exciting and meaningful project.