A GeoNode deployment for sharing existing data launched in November 2012 and a full OpenDRI platform implementation took place in 2013.
Physical Planning Division
Understanding Dominica’s Risks
More and more, small island states such as Dominica are being confronted with extreme weather events. For example, Tropical storm Erika wiped out 90% of Dominica’s GDP. Many scientists are attributing the increase in the number and strength of hurricanes and storms to global warming.
According to the World Bank study “Turn Down the Heat,” the number of severe hurricanes is projected to increase by 40 percent, with double the intensity of the current, as warming rises by 2°C and up to 80 percent in case of a 4°C warming. This, together with sea-level rise, will have devastating impacts, especially on the Caribbean.
Collecting and Sharing Data in Dominica
Dominica created a comprehensive spatial data inventory in 2013, which identified several data and resource gaps. A pilot community-mapping-process with students from Dominica State College mapped all schools on the island in October 2012. A GeoNode deployment for sharing existing data launched in November 2012. A full OpenDRI platform implementation took place in 2013.
Dominode.net is a hub for 82 users who have collated 45 layers of data, 3 maps, and 3 documents.