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Diagnosis, optimization and redesign of the meteorological, hydrological, agrometeorological and atmospheric surveillance observational system to combat climate change in Peru

Peru EWS
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Good health and well-being

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Goal3
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Good health and well-being

Affordable and clean energy

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Goal7
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Affordable and clean energy

Climate action

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Goal13
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Climate action

Context

Peru is vulnerable to the increased intensity and frequency of extreme events due to climate change, such as floods produced by El Niño, droughts, frosts, fires in the Amazon, and the retreat of the Andean glaciers. Mitigation targets were set for Peru’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the energy, industrial processes, agriculture, land use, land use change and forestry and waste sector. Likewise, adaptation measures were established for five prioritized sectors, including water, health, fisheries and aquaculture, forest and agriculture, and more recently transport and tourism. For all of these targets, early warning systems are a key mechanism to combat the increased risk and depend fundamentally on observation systems. The input of highly accurate meteorological and hydrological information to identify the temporal and spatial distribution of precipitation, radiation and wind is essential to support studies on renewable energy as well.  

SENAMHI organizes, operates, maintains and controls the National Network of Meteorological, Hydrological, Agrometeorological and Atmospheric Monitoring Stations, in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The National Observational System includes the National Network of Stations and also provides data management and the processing and delivery of observational information to users. However, it is currently unable to adequately cover the diverse climates in the country resulting from the geographic diversity. Computational capabilities are insufficient for the development and use of numerical models and in processing satellite information to generate observational products. More than 600 National Network stations are manual or conventional, requiring a person for their operation. Lastly, the National Network requires continuous maintenance, which proves challenging due to budgetary constraints and a lack of human resources. A comprehensive diagnosis, optimization and redesign of the National Observational System is needed to meet the growing needs of internal and external users in the face of climate change.

CTCN Support

Technical assistance has been requested to develop a modern and multipurpose observational system. The expected activities include a diagnosis and identification of the principles and criteria for the diagnosis, optimization and redesign of the observational system. A cost estimate and comparison against alternatives are also requested, as well as the identification of potential sources of financing and investment risks, and the drafting of a concept note for climate fund resources.

Expected Impact

Observational systems provide a framework to manage climate risks, as they generate information that enables taking action to save lives. These systems also monitor atmospheric conditions of greenhouse gases and air pollution that can affect human health. Additionally, the systems generate more accurate information that can be used for scientific research on the environment, climate change, and natural hazards. Meteorological and hydrological information is essential for the integral management of climate change and is key for the implementation of adaptation and mitigation measures toward achieving Peru’s NDC.

Seeking Experts

The UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is inviting its Network members to assist Peru. Interested Network members are invited to submit a form, ‘Expression of Interest(EoI)’. For those who are interested, please visit the UNGM Portal (https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/174102) and click the blue button ‘Express Interest’ on your top right. All applicants should also be registered (free of charge) at United Nations Global Marketplace (www.ungm.org). 

In case you are not a CTCN network member yet, you may still apply (further details are found in the document).
Please note that this request for expression of interest (EOI) is not an invitation for submission of tenders. Its purpose is to identify companies that would be interested and eligible to participate in the solicitation when issued. Vendors that are deemed qualified upon completion of an objective evaluation of their EOI submission will receive the final tender solicitation documents.