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UWI Hires Consultant for LIDAR Data Project
Regional Planning For Climate Change Gets Research Boost
Regional PPCR Project signs US $1.9 million contract to improve availability of LIDAR data for climate planning
Roxann Stennett-Brown: Throwing Punches In A Male-Dominated Ring
Four Countries to Benefit from Regional Rainwater Harvesting Project
National Meteorological Officers to benefit from Climate Product and Climate Services Training
New Products, Services To Enhance Sector Resilience To Climate Change
Super Computer Cuts Caribbean’s Big Climate Data Challenges Down to Size
Global Expert in Crop Modelling for UWI Summer Programme
Regional Stakeholders Benefiting from Climate Resilience Workshop
Making Caribbean Fisheries Climate-Smart
Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture
Caribbean Fisherfolk Get New Early Warning System
UWI Mona Research Days 2018
Jayaka Campbell’s Passion for SPARKS
Data Analyst for Climate Change Super Computer SPARKS
Caribbean project to study impacts of climate change on fisheries
PPCR Caribbean Monitoring and Reporting Workshop in Haiti
Fishers to get bad-weather warning app
Early Warning System to Help Caribbean Fishermen Deal With Climate Change
SPARKS Unveiled – Supercomputer Promises Fireworks For Climate Research In The Caribbean
A supercomputer in the fight against climate change dangers
UWI, IDB Launch Investment Plan For Regional Climate Change Programme
UWI Hires Consultant for LIDAR Data Project

UWI Hires Consultant for LIDAR Data Project

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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) signed a contract with geo-data specialists Fugro Geoid SAS earlier this month to use Light Detection and Ranging Data (LIDAR) to assess coastal vulnerability and conduct climate analysis related to sea-level rise, storm surges and flooding in the Caribbean.
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Regional Planning For Climate Change Gets Research Boost

Regional Planning For Climate Change Gets Research Boost

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Planning for a changing climate and the anticipated impacts on the Caribbean – from temperature increases and the associated implications for food and water security to extreme weather events and the associated implications for public health – has got a shot in the arm.This is thanks to a US$1.9-million contract for light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data collection and processing, recently signed between The University of the West Indies and geo-data specialists Fugro Geoid SAS.
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Regional PPCR Project signs US $1.9 million contract to improve availability of LIDAR data for climate planning

Regional PPCR Project signs US $1.9 million contract to improve availability of LIDAR data for climate planning

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The University of the West Indies has signed a contract with geo-data specialists, Fugro Geoid SAS valued at US$1.9 million to conduct LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) Data Collection and Processing for Jamaica and Haiti. The signing was completed at the Office of the Campus Principal on May 8, 2019.
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Roxann Stennett-Brown: Throwing Punches In A Male-Dominated Ring

Roxann Stennett-Brown: Throwing Punches In A Male-Dominated Ring

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Having executed some groundbreaking work with the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), which is now being implemented by the Mona Office for Research and Innovation, climate data analyst Roxann Stennett-Brown is throwing steady and firm punches in a largely male-dominated ring.
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Four Countries to Benefit from Regional Rainwater Harvesting Project

Four Countries to Benefit from Regional Rainwater Harvesting Project

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Technical experts in the water and health sectors from the region, convened for an inception meeting here, for a “Rainwater Harvesting, Mapping, and Manual Development and Training Consultancy”, led by the Investment Plan of the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR). The planning meeting was hosted by the Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (EHSD) Department of the Caribbean Public Health Agency, (CARPHA) from December 10 -11.
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National Meteorological Officers to benefit from Climate Product and Climate Services Training

National Meteorological Officers to benefit from Climate Product and Climate Services Training

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As climate change impacts intensify in the Caribbean, the region is scaling up responses by improving the availability of climate information, products and services and expanding climate networks. Meteorological officers from Meteorological Service, Jamaica are set to benefit from a Climate Product and Climate Services Toolkit Workshop being held from November 26 to December 5, 2018, at the Department of Physics at the University of the West Indies in Kingston.
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New Products, Services To Enhance Sector Resilience To Climate Change

New Products, Services To Enhance Sector Resilience To Climate Change

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New climate information products and services have been made available to improve adaptation planning and better manage climate risks affecting the country's economic sectors. Meteorological officers from the Meteorological Service of Jamaica have been introduced to the products through a Climate Product and Climate Services Toolkit (CST) Workshop, which began November 26 and ends today at the University of the West Indies in St Andrew.
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Super Computer Cuts Caribbean’s Big Climate Data Challenges Down to Size

Super Computer Cuts Caribbean’s Big Climate Data Challenges Down to Size

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It is a terrible irony that although the small island and coastal states of the Caribbean contribute very little to greenhouse gas emissions, size, geographical location, topography and heavy reliance on natural resources make Caribbean countries particularly vulnerable to climate change, including more intense storm systems, extensive droughts, and rising sea levels.
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Global Expert in Crop Modelling for UWI Summer Programme

Global Expert in Crop Modelling for UWI Summer Programme

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Professor Gerrit Hoogen-boom, pre-eminent scholar from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida, and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will be a special lecturer in an advanced crop modeling training which takes place July 23-27 at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. Professor Hoogenboom will be in the island as part of UWI's efforts to support the agricultural sector in the Caribbean to adapt to climate change.
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Regional Stakeholders Benefiting from Climate Resilience Workshop

Regional Stakeholders Benefiting from Climate Resilience Workshop

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More than 20 agricultural stakeholders from the region are benefiting from a five-day training worship in Climate Resilience Advanced Crop Modelling. The participants are from Jamaica, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago, and include agronomists, agricultural extension officers and agrometeorologists, farmers, and researchers.
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Making Caribbean Fisheries Climate-Smart

Making Caribbean Fisheries Climate-Smart

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Workshop participants map climate change impact on ecological and socio-economic components of three fisheries systems as a part of activities at the PPCR Caribbean fisheries workshop in Kingstown, St Vincent...
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Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture

Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture

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Jamaica's Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries, Audley Shaw and CARDI Executive Director Barton Clarke shake hands after signing the MOU for refurbishing the seed storage facility at Bodles, while Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry (left) and IDB Climate Change Specialist Gerrard Alleng (right) look on.
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Caribbean Fisherfolk Get New Early Warning System

Caribbean Fisherfolk Get New Early Warning System

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More than 30 male and female fishers from St Vincent and the Grenadines were introduced to a new Fisheries Early Warning and Emergency Response (FEWER) System at a workshop held at the Fisheries Division in St Vincent and the Grenadines on March 8.
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UWI Mona Research Days 2018

UWI Mona Research Days 2018

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Various projects under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in the Caribbean and In Jamaica, in partnership with the Department of Physics at UWI Mona, mounted a joint booth at UWI Mona’s Research Days held on February 7-9, 2018 on the university campus.
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Jayaka Campbell’s Passion for SPARKS

Jayaka Campbell’s Passion for SPARKS

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IT’S PALPABLE, Jayaka Campbell’s excitement over SPARKS, the supercomputer that is to enhance the Caribbean’s climate projection capabilities and help inform its response efforts.
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PPCR Caribbean Introduces Early Warning System for fishers in SVG


Eastern Caribbean Fisherfolk and Fisheries Administrators introduced to a new Fisheries Early Warning and Emergency Response System, developed under the Caribbean PPCR, in March 2018.
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Jayaka Campbell’s Passion for SPARKS

IT’S PALPABLE, Jayaka Campbell’s excitement over SPARKS, the supercomputer that is to enhance the Caribbean’s climate projection capabilities and help inform its response efforts.

There is little mystery why. In a region expected to be among the worst affected by a changing climate, data is critical to planning, and SPARKS – the Scientific Platform for Applied Research and Knowledge Sharing – offers that data.

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Caribbean project to study impacts of climate change on fisheries

Fisheries managers in the Caribbean are pinning their hopes on the Climate Investment Fund’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), Caribbean Regional Track, to generate the data the lack of which has posed major obstacles to effective planning and management of fisheries in a region hit hard by climate change.

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Fishers to get bad-weather warning app

The solution is a mobile phone app which is being developed by the ICT4Fisheries Consortium in collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) under the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR). It will work to reduce risks to fishers’ lives and livelihoods posed by climate change and climate variability.

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SPARKS Unveiled – Supercomputer Promises Fireworks For Climate Research In The Caribbean

In the race to stay ahead of the curve in the world of climate-change research, there are few things as thrilling to scientists as a new tool to improve efficiency in their data collection and sense-making efforts.

Local and regional climate scientists got just such a thrill this week with the unveiling of the Scientific Platform for Applied Research and Knowledge Sharing (SPARKS), labeled ‘a big deal’ and as ‘a game changer’ by Professor Michael Taylor, who heads the Climate Studies Group at Mona.

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UWI, IDB Launch Investment Plan For Regional Climate Change Programme

With climate change impacts a clear danger to Caribbean islands, the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) yesterday launched the investment plan for the region’s track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

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PPCR Participates in UWI Research Days 2018

The Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) partners with the Physics Department at UWI Mona to mount booth at UWI Mona’s Research Days in February 2018.

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Meet Jayaka Campbell –Data Analyst for Climate Change Super Computer SPARKS

With a BSc in Electronics and an MSc in Physics, 35-year-old Campbell is currently pursuing a PhD in Computational Physics. He is also a member of the Climate Studies Group at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona, and the data analyst with SPARKS — Scientific Platform for Applied Research and Knowledge Sharing — a high-performance computer system at the university, working to provide regional and country-level climate projections and high-resolution maps in the Caribbean in order to improve the region’s climate information.

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Caribbean Programme on Pilot Resilience Organises Monitoring and Reporting Workshop in Haiti

(PRESS RELEASE) – Port au Prince, Haiti will be the venue for the third Monitoring and Reporting Workshop of the Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in the Caribbean, to be held between August 31 and September 1, 2017.

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Caribbean | Early Warning System to Help Caribbean Fishermen Deal With ClimateFishermen who depend on fishing for a living need an early warning system Change

The challenges of climate change and variability faced by fishermen and women in four Caribbean countries are to be addressed through early warning and emergency response tools being developed under the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

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A supercomputer in the fight against climate change dangers

The UWI and Fujitsu, the forward-looking international technology firm, will sign a contract for the acquisition of a high-performance computing and storage system or, in the modern lingua, a supercomputer valued at US$742,376 or J$93,539,427.

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