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NV5 Geospatial to analyze climate change
North America’s geospatial science data firm, NV5 Geospatial, announced that it will conduct aerial lidar and orthoimagery surveys across the Caribbean on behalf of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC).
Funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), this pilot project will provide advanced geospatial data to help the island nations better understand natural and man-induced climate changes and develop programs to support resilience and sustainable development, and establish a foundation for future work.
The project will cover project areas in Suriname, Guyana, Tobago, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks & Caicos and Belize. NV5 Geospatial will conduct topographic and topobathymetric lidar surveys, as well as orthoimagery, via a fixed-wing aircraft. Data collected will help CCCCC address the impact of climate variability and identify potentially hazardous impacts.
The project is complex, covering 10 sites spread across more than 3,000 kilometers, with mostly ocean between them. Other logistical considerations include the combination of microclimates inherent around tropical islands, highly variable weather conditions, cloud formations and jungles, some of which are in high relief areas or covering the entire area.