POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe — Officials at the Office of Geological and Mining Research (BRGM) gathered in Guadeloupe with Caribbean partners last week to officially launch the Carib-Coast program. In the context of repeated storm crises and rising sea levels, the Carib-Coast project aims to initiate a Caribbean network for the prevention and crisis management of coastal risks in relation to climate change.
It comprises pooling, co-constructing and disseminating knowledge, and approaches to coastal risks management in the Caribbean. The project includes the entire island Caribbean with focus on the French Caribbean territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Martin, alongside Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
It will notably provide a digital marine submersion modeling platform, a coastal erosion monitoring and prevention network based on nature-based solutions and operational risk management tools. Benefiting from a broad partnership and piloted by the BRGM of Guadeloupe, this project is supported by the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the Caribbean Community Centre for Climate Change (5C), among others.
– UWI (St Augustine campus, Trinidad and Tobago)
– MonaGis Institute (UWI Mona campus, Jamaica)
– Institute of Marine Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago, CARICOOS
– Universidad Puerto Rico