They present the Climate Change and Resilience Observatory
INTEC will administer the technological platform INFO-CLIMA RD, to contribute to the analysis, evaluation of climate change, and its interrelation with the economy, environment and society
SANTO DOMINGO. The Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and Nonpartisan Civic Movement Civic Participation they put into operation the Observatory of Climate Change and Resilience of the Dominican Republic, a center for generate and share information for knowledge, research, planning and decision making in the prevention of the impacts of Climate change.
The Observatory will work through the virtual platform INFO-CLIMA RD, which will use data from National Center for Environmental Prediction in the United States, the National Center for Environmental Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the hydrometeorological databases. The platform was created by the Climate Information Program, implemented by INTEC, with the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
INTEC and Citizen Participation have as their allies the Fullness Foundation, to City College of New York (CCNY) and the Regional Agronomic Information and Education Center (CATIE) from Costa Rica. In this way, it will allow access to information de climatic variables relevant to municipal, national and regional level, while it will have tools for planning, decision making and research.
The Observatory was presented during the opening ceremony of the International Seminar "Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges for Climate Adaptation and Resilience", held recently, and in which experts analyzed the situation of climate change in the country, Central America and Caribbean.
The new tool will also have a open blog for all public and information of maps that will allow to correlate vulnerability variables. It will emit newsletters monthly and quarterly, alerts of national interest, news and other messages. Additionally, the Observatory will have a virtual library of documents and the regional climate information platform of the Central American Regional System (SICA).
The Observatory can be accessed through: http://dr-obs.ccny.cuny.edu/