Advancing Social Science Reseach and Application in the Caribbean: A Case-Example with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology

May 1, 2014 -

The Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) provides weather and climate information to small-island developing states across the large and geographically diverse Caribbean region. IRAP is partnering with the CIMH to understand the context in which climate risks affect decisions and livelihoods across these islands. The collaboration will fill gaps in CIMH’s information production chain by assessing supply and demand challenges, testing innovative communication forms, characterizing networks, and engaging with stakeholders. Insights from this process will shape future research and development. Additionally, in the process conducting scientific research in partnership with IRAP scientists, CIMH will advance their capacity to address the social dimension of climate services within their burgeoning Applied Meteorology and Hydrology Division. Lessons learned during this process can help inform climate service activities in regional climate centers in other regions.

IRAP Members

James Buizer, Andrea Gerlak, Christina Greene, Zack Guido

Project Partners

Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Applied Meteorology and Climatology Group