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Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) Stations

Credit: CCCCC/EU-GCCA Caribbean Support Project

Credit: CCCCC/EU-GCCA Caribbean Support Project

Climate Change Early Warning Systems improves climate risk planning, management and action. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is working to establish an integrated regional network of climate and biological monitoring stations to strengthen the region’s early warning mechanism.

Under the European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (EU-GCCA) Caribbean Support Project, the CCCCC has procured and installed five Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) stations at a cost of approximately US$800, 000 in:

  • Belize
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Barbados
  • Dominican Republic (2 stations).

The CREWS stations are part of an integrated  network of climate and biological monitoring stations that collect data on climate, marine and biological parameters for use by scientists to conduct research into the health of coral reefs in a changing and variable climate.

CREWS stations have also been installed in Jamaica, Belize and elsewhere in the Caribbean using non-EU funding as part of the wider network.


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