St. Vincent and the Grenadines was gifted with an Automatic Weather Station (AWS) and a Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) station by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern and Southern Caribbean Office.

Both tools are necessary for building resilience, providing data to support climate change science and information to aid decision makers. The AWS and CREWS were handed over at ceremony where the USAID mission director, Mr. Christopher Cushing assured that the use of these systems will increase St. Vincent’s capacity to anticipate and manage the impacts of changing weather patterns. The marine and land-based data gathering systems were acquired through the USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID CCAP).

The tools were installed with assistance from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.