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It’s official: Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) in St.Kitts

It's official: Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) in St.Kitts

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St.KItts is going to put soon in operations an hydromet station and a Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) to collect data, generate information and make decisions.

The Department of Environment commissioned announced that this puts St. Kitts and Nevis one-step closer to solving its data collection challenges.

The installation of this equipment will complement existing stations already installed around St. Kitts.

Minister with responsibility for Environment, Eugene Hamilton, said the instalations will prove beneficial to St. Kitts and Nevis and the region.

“There is an increasing demand for hydro-meteorological data by a diverse group of users and sectors in the region,” he explained Hamilton.

He added that the users need hydro-meteorological data such as wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, precipitation, solar radiation, and water levels (both historical and current).

“These are essential drivers of the regional climate models used to project future climate in the region”, Hamilto estimates.

Source: Observer.- St. Kitts

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