Sustainable Energy


Renewable Energy and Climate Science: Metrology and Technology Challenges in the Americas

CARIMET Workshop on Renewable Energy and Climate Science for the Americas: Metrology and Technology Challenges

The CARIMET workshop was held in Kingston, Jamaica, April 14-15, 2015. It brought together more than 100 participants from the academia, public and private sector of Jamaica, as well as representatives from the National Metrology Institutes of the 14 Caribbean countries



Workshop Objectives

  • Assess technology, measurements, and standards needs and existing capabilities of regions of the Americas
  • Increase awareness of Government agencies interested in technology infrastructure
  • Promote regional and international partnerships to share approaches and best tools to advance renewable energy and climate science in Caribbean countries
  • Identify measurements and standards training needs to accelerate deployment of renewable energy technologies while minimizing their impact on our climate

Thematic Areas: Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Renewable Energy & Smart Grids, GHG & Aerosol Measurements.

Participated Countries

  • CARIMET (Countries of the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago)

Coordination: OAS, NIST and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ)



Ing. Bibiana Serna


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