Join weather, water and climate professionals for an exclusive 3-day symposium for the Caribbean region.
9am - 5pm (EST) (UTC-5)
31st January - 2nd February 2023
What is HydrometCARIBBEAN?
HydrometCARIBBEAN is a three-day symposium designed to provide a platform for constructive conversation and debate around building resilient hydromet infrastructure, improving data, developing partnerships and working with stakeholders.
It provides an opportunity for attendees to better understand the current key themes coming out of the WMO, including public-private engagement (PPE) and early warning systems, for all via presentations, Q&As and roundtable sessions.
HydrometCARIBBEAN brings together a diverse audience of public and private sector players to develop a common understanding of their priorities and partnership needs.
Through highly relevant content and debate, our audience can uncover funding opportunities, new partnership models and gain high-quality perspective.
What will we discuss?
Returning for the first time in-person since 2019's successful summit, HydrometCARIBBEAN will this time focus on the topic of early warning systems (EWS) – a key requirement for hydromet services, as the UN Secretary General has called for EWS to be available to all in just five years’ time.
Our aim with this symposium is to discuss where the region currently stands in regards to the development of EWS and where it wants to get to, looking at the challenges around achieving this, possible solutions, and ultimately charting a path forward.
The discussion topics have been developed by a select focus group consisting of high-level stakeholders including Arlene Laing, Coordinating Director of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) and WMO Permanent Representative of the British Caribbean Territories and Evan Thompson, Director of Jamaica’s Meteorological Services Branch and President of WMO Regional Association IV.
Who will attend?
Varysian’s HydrometCARIBBEAN event is an invite-only gathering that will host participants from NHMS, government, IGOs, NGOs, development partners and experts from the private sector and academia.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and engage with a wide variety of highly relevant peers.
All 16 CMO member directors of NHMS
Private sector stakeholders
Key personnel from NGOs and IGOs, including the WMO
Leaders from academic institutions and research centres
Weather and climate product and service providers
Key last mile stakeholders
“My first virtual conference... The world has just become smaller and more accessible.”
James Logan, OneRain (AEM group)
"Thanks again for a revolutionary and dynamic symposium with riveting themes, presentations and atmosphere."
John Smith, CEO, Civil Aviation Authority, Turks & Caicos
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Groundbreaking – well done!"
Andrew White, Comptus