The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern and Southern Caribbean Office will tomorrow handover an Automatic Weather Station (AWS) and a Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) station to the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The marine and land-based data gathering systems were acquired through the USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID CCAP) and installed with assistance from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The systems are critical tools for building resilience, providing data to support climate and climate change science and information to aid decision makers.

Fifty Automatic Weather Stations were acquired and installed in nine countries across the Eastern Caribbean, and Coral Reef Early Warning System stations installed in five countries: St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia.

Tomorrow’s handing over ceremony takes place from 10:00am at the Training Room, at Argyle International Airport.

Speakers will include Dr. Kenrick Leslie, executive director of the CCCCC; USAID mission director Mr. Christopher Cushing and senior members of the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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