About CSGM

The Climate Studies Group Mona (CSGM) was formed within the Physics Department at the University of the West Indies in 1994 under the initiative of the Honourable Professor A. Anthony Chen, O.M. The CSGM comprises faculty members, consultants, technical staff and postgraduate students - all working together to increasingly understand the workings of local, regional and global climate.

The mission of the CSGM is as follows:
  1. To investigate and understand the mechanisms responsible for
    • the mean climate and
    • extremes in climate in both Jamaica and the wider Caribbean
  2. To use this understanding to predict climate on a seasonal and annual basis 
  3. To promote awareness of global warming
  4. To determine how anthropogenic climate change will manifest itself in the Caribbean region
  5. To investigate the potential for exploiting renewable energy resources
  6. To investigate and promote the advantageous uses of climate prediction in socio-economic sectors