Latin America and East Asia Cooperative Program on the Evaluation, Monitoring and Modeling of El Niño- Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and its Impacts in the Marine Ecosystem

STIE
-, Peru
Date :
01 Jan 2007 ~ 31 Dec 2017
Expiration Date :
31 Dec 2017

Project Category

Consultation by Specialists

Project Purpose & Description

“El Niño” and “La Niña” events are extreme phases of the interannual cycle “El Niño/Southern Oscillation” (ENSO), and their impacts in several locations along the world vary in intensity and severity, which is determined not only by the magnitude of the event and the geographic location, but also by the vulnerability degree of the affected society.

At the same time, vulnerability is related to the level of information available before and during the event itself, and also to the organization and coordination levels among the institutions concerning prevention and mitigation.

In this regard, the “Latin America and East Asia Cooperative Program on the Evaluation, Monitoring and Modeling of El Niño- Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and its Impacts in the Marine Ecosystem” aims to implement an information exchange network to establish a cooperation mechanism for the evaluation, monitoring and modeling of ENSO impacts over the Latin American and East Asian ecosystems and to provide reliable information for decision making and forecasting the magnitude of an event on a solid scientific basis.

Activity Description & Outcome

The main objectives of this program are:
- to establish an integrated database and exchange system of permanent information to provide prediction services about the environmental conditions to the community in general.
- to diffuse results of cooperative investigations to the competent organizations for making decisions on preventing the negative impacts of ENSO.

The implementation of an information network on ENSO (www.ensonetwork.org) among member countries, and available for any user interested on these matters, contributes to the scientific community and help decision makers strengthen prevention and mitigation of ENSO impacts, using the information on impacts and improving the quality of life and development of countries in Latin America and the East Asia.

Participants

Participants Table
Member Countries FEALAC member countries
Organizations NA

Project Contact Point

Project Contact Point Table
Name Ing. Luis Pizarro Pereyra
Position Coordinador de investigaciones oceanográficas
Department Instituto del Mar del Perú (IMARPE)
E-mail lpizarro@imarpe.gob.pe
Telephone Telephone: (511) 625-0805 Fax: (511) 420-0144
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