On Friday, November 29, 2019, the second of three Climate Data Storage and Redundancy Systems was handed over at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. In attendance was the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Representative Rocio Medina-Bolivar, the Principal of the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CiMH), Dr. David Farrell, the Science and Technology Officer of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO), Glendell de Souza.
This Climate Data Storage and Redundancy System, which will be housed at the CMO, is part of the Investment Plan of the Caribbean Pilot Progam for Climate Resilience’s (Caribbean Regional PPCR) thrust to strengthen Regional Climate Networks. The other two systems are located at the CiMH Headquarters in Husbands, Barbados and at the Headquarters of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) in Belmopan, Belize.
These 3 systems will not only ensure reliable capture of region-specific weather and climate data but also will safeguard against data losses in the event that any of the data centres are lost.
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