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.