Through a contract with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, OEA Technologies Incorporated is assessing the feasibility of establishing a regional marine forecasting centre in Barbados. The renowned Institute is the training, research and development arm of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization, which comprises sixteen Caribbean countries.
“We have assembled a very experienced consulting team to deliver this contract”, advised Dr. Brian Whitehouse, president of OEA Technologies. The company will assess technical capabilities and develop an operational approach that is sustainable while also meeting the needs of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology. It is a regional initiative that has the potential of fulfilling a highly recognized need within the Caribbean.
The project is a component of the much broader “Expanded Weather and Climate Forecasting and Innovative Product and Service Development and Delivery in the Caribbean” project, which is an initiative of the African Caribbean Pacific, European Union, and Caribbean Development Bank Natural Disaster Risk Management programme. Funding is provided by the European Union. OEA Technologies’ component got underway in January 2020 and is scheduled to be completed within the year.