The Foundation for Environment, Climate, and Technology (FECT) - Maldives capitalizes on climate research, climate adaptation, hydrology, information technology, and education done by its partner organization of the same name in USA and Sri Lanka. It also capitalizes on work done by the staff of the International Research Institute and Columbia University, New York in partnership with the Maldives Ministry of Environment, Maldives Meteorological Services, and Maldives National University.
"To sustain as a network of excellence in climate, environmental, information technologies, and related areas where state of the art research is pursued; technological capability is advanced and disseminated, and where all of this is combined to execute socially valued projects"
"To sustain a center of excellence in climate, environment, and information technologies with quality research to address societal concerns and ecological protection"
Quote from the President
"Governmental leaders and corporations are bequeathing existential climate and environmental risks to the young. Will the youth be able to understand, mobilize, and advocate to mitigate risks and adapt? For this, they need credible scientific and societal understanding, suitable technologies and communication tools."
STEM Education and Capacity Building in Southern Maldives (2018-2019)
We support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning in two schools in Southern Maldives. Scientific and weather instruments were provided.
Monthly Climate Bulletin for the Maldives (2011 onwards)
IRI produces climate predictions 3-6 months ahead. We are improving the coverage for the Maldives, by improving downscaling, and undertaking skill analysis. Our forecasts are reported monthly via our monthly climate report published on our social media.
Intra Seasonal Climate Predictions for the Maldives (2012-2015)
Intra seasonal rainfall prediction system is being developed in collaboration with SUNY, Columbia University, and MMS supported by the US National Academy of Sciences. Resources from the DYNAMO project are being made available by Dr. Adam Sobel of Columbia University.