Project Explorer

Announcement of the Explorer Project presentation

TCGNRG was at the first meeting of presentation of the Explore Project: Develop a climate-smart agriculture, at Duclos, Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe. This scientific collaborative project between the French National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), The French Met Office (Météo-France) and the Regional Energy and Climate Observatory(OREC) is particularly interesting on the paper. But one can not the large number of popular keywords #SMART, #ClimateChange, #MultiScale, #ClimateAgriculture which indicate perhaps a too ambitious project relate to the few numbers of involved research partner and scientific and technical persons.

One goal among others is to evaluate the risk of the Climate Change (CC) of agriculture of Guadeloupe based on 4.5 and 8.5 IPCC projection. Economical aspect and agriculture method will be more highlight in the initial phase of the project.

On the Climate Change aspect TCGNRG can only mentioned that the definition of the hazards which can be modified by CC are not well determine. Assume windy, rainy hurricane are the same do not allow a well assessment of impact of CC on agricultural production of Guadeloupe. Likewise do not take a to account of the direction of the hurricane and the tropical storm in the CC projection won’t allow to define hazard frequency at a scale of small island of the Caribbean arc. The frequency of the hazard and true assessment of the risk are the weakness of the project on the climate component.

Any way Explorer is a project to follow, it can be good reference for future work on economical adaptation face to CC