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.