Georisks and climate change in the Caribbean region based on a
trans-disciplinary and trans- sectorial approach: Integrating science
and end- users needs for innovative and sustainable mitigation and
The general objective of GEOACT is to improve our knowledge and understanding of R&I ecosystems at the national and regional levels and facilitate R&I interactions throughout the innovation chain, from user to scientists, to build up a shared R&I vision and strategy in the Caribbean Region.
GEORISKS – CLIMATE CHANGE – CARIBBEAN
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The project will be organized around Living Labs which will allow the co-construction of innovative solutions by actors from various backgrounds such as research communities, development actors, public policy makers, local businesses and citizens, based on modeling and artificial intelligence, engineering, sensors / observatories, remote sensing, local knowledge.
The GEOACTmanagement unit is based in Haïti where the project has recruited a project manager and an administrative and financial manager to support the scientific coordination provided by IRD.
Island nations in the Caribbean region share similar physiographic characteristics and are exposed to similar environmental threats, such as rising sea levels, ocean acidification, more severe extreme weather phenomena, coastal erosion, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic activity.
Limited research and innovation frameworks, as well as limited capacity to practice science and innovation locally, are preventing most Caribbean countries from effectively tackling the effects of natural hazards and climate change, and consequently from conserving the environment and developing their societies sustainably.