In early 2020, the OpenCDMS project received four and a half years of basic funding as part of the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Applications project. Activity 2.4 of the ACP funding aims to enhance climate data management and related applications and to establish and strengthen CDMSs in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The activity is further broken into four parts:
- 2.4.1 Develop recommendations regarding sustainable CDMS requirements for developing country NMHSs;
- 2.4.2 Design and test an Open Source CDMS;
- 2.4.3 Support the implementation of a CDMS in the seven regional focus countries; providing limited equipment at the country level in the seven regional focus countries to support implementation of a CDMS;
- 2.4.4 Conduct seven regional training events on CDMS so the RCCs may support implementation of the Open Source CDMS at the national level.
The requirements gathering exercise in activity 2.4.1 has been completed by the OpenCDMS ACP Project Requirements Working Group
Initial work to design and test an Open Source CDMS for activity 2.4.2 has begun in the Project Technical Team (PTT) with responsibility for delivery falling to different working groups therein.