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April 17, 2023

Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to Travel to Barbados


The Honorable Rick Spinrad, Ph.D., Administrator of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will visit Barbados from April 18 – 20 to deliver the keynote address during a Workshop on Climate Services to Support Adaptation and Resilience in the Caribbean, which NOAA is co-hosting with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).  The workshop will gather leading figures from a variety of organizations across the Caribbean to discuss regional resilience challenges and opportunities in a variety of settings and communities, the capabilities of early warning information systems (EWIS), climate information delivery, access to financing for climate services, and climate literacy.  While in Barbados, Dr.  Spinrad is also expected to meet with Prime Minister the Honorable Mia Amor Mottley and other senior government officials.

Dr. Spinrad’s visit highlights NOAA’s long-standing partnership with Barbados to mitigate the impact of weather and climate disasters, research the interaction of our ocean and atmosphere, and develop climate resilience solutions.  This kind of collaboration is key to ensuring that countries throughout the Caribbean and around the world are able to take action and address the climate crisis.