The Caribbean Risk Information System (CRIS) is a multi-faceted virtual platform that hosts risk management data and information accessible to stakeholders to facilitate analysis, research, greater awareness of risk management and climate change adaptation in the region. The CRIS contributes to the region’s sustainable development efforts by enhancing and strengthening disaster risk and climate change information sharing to drive evidence based decision making processes at all levels.
In order to improve information and knowledge sharing throughout the CDEMA system, the CRIS provides access to information on all hazards including climate induced hazards and how to reduce risk from disasters to build disaster resilient states and promote regional sustainable development. The CRIS therefore facilitates the delivery of the CDEMA Clearing House function as articulated in the Agreement Establishing the CDEMA.
GeoCRISThe GeoCRIS is the geospatial component of the Caribbean Risk Information System (CRIS). GeoCRIS provides access to geospatial data required for risk and hazard mapping, as well as for disaster preparedness and response operations. The GeoCRIS includes the Caribbean Handbook on Risk Information Management (CHaRIM), which was developed by the World Bank. The data from the CHaRIM GeoNode is integrated into the GeoCRIS to facilitate evidence-based decision making and development planning processes.