The DE — MGI team won the project to design a climate data sharing protocol for the Caribbean Region (Oct 2018). This project was conducted with the 5C’s (Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre) as the client with funding provided by USAID as part of CCAP (Caribbean Climate Adaptation Program). This project involved in-person consultation with climate data providers and users in six countries (Grenada, Saint Lucia, Guyana, Barbados, Antigua, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). The objective was to ascertain what is required by stakeholders to facilitate the sharing of climate data such that countries and organizations can be more empowered in their adaptation to climatic change.
This is an important initiative for the region because the impacts of climate change are growing and there is a pressing need to build resilience. The protocol outlines the scientific, technical, and legal aspects of climate data acquisition and sharing and lays out a roadmap for countries to begin to more readily share their data.