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