Caribbean small island states assisted in coping with the impacts of extreme natural events (Finnish Meteorological Institute )

Caribbean small island states assisted in coping with the impacts of extreme natural events (Finnish Meteorological Institute )

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7 January 2013
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The Finnish Meteorological Institute has cooperated with meteorological institutes in the Caribbean to strengthen their hydrometeorological know-how. The objective is to modernise weather service production and to increase preparedness for extreme natural events in the region.

According to statistics, natural disasters in the Caribbean are mainly the result of meteorological, hydrological and climate-related events or their consequences. In addition to the loss of lives, the disasters cause considerable economic losses and impede the development of Caribbean states. >> More

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