More weather stations are expected to be established throughout the region, with most being placed in Dominica to substitute for those lost and destroyed during Hurricane Maria.
This was revealed by Program Officer for the UWI Mona Office for Research and Innovation, Ainsley Henry, at the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot program for Climate Resilience, during a workshop held on Wednesday 5th May, at the Fort Young Hotel conference room.
Henry said these weather stations are meant to support the build-out of the regional network of weather stations which is expected to provide information for an early warning systems for adverse weather conditions such as hurricanes and storms.
Training will be held in Dominica, Jamaica, Hati, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and St. Lucia in the use of the new technology.
“It is actually our goal to extend the reach of this training beyond the PPCR countries as the aim is to provide broader region with the mechanism to do this kind of work”, he stated.
It is anticipated that in June a backup field will be established in two other countries as currently the data is housed in Barbados only, a tremendous risk in the undertaking of such a project according to Henry.