The Caribbean Region took another step towards securing its climate data on November 6, 2019 when the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CiMH) received the first of three Climate Data Storage and Redundancy Systems. The other two systems will be housed at the Headquarters of the Caribbean Meteorological Office (CMO) in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and the Headquarters of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in Belmopan, Belize.

The systems were procured under Component 2 of the Caribbean Regional PPCR which focuses on expanding regional climate monitoring networks.

Climate Data Storage and Redundancy Systems will ensure that the possibility of losing valuable climate data is minimized and that even in the event of a data loss at one (or even two) sites that the data will still be secure. The CiMH has provided their guarantee that budgetary allocation will be made to sustain these systems going forward as they are a key resource for the Caribbean Region.

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