Climate Resilience Early Warning System Network  (Jameel Observatory-CREWSnet)

We are creating proactive, integrated decision-support tools and services that empower vulnerable frontline communities to prepare for climate impacts and minimize losses.  
A photo of buildings built on piers over the ocean shore in Bangladesh

An MIT Climate Grand Challenges flagship project and a program of the Jameel Observatory, CREWSnet aims to empower climate-threatened communities to make informed decisions about their future. This ability is especially important for communities that are disproportionately affected by and least able to respond to the impacts of climate change.    

Lincoln Laboratory researchers are focused on integrating models that predict the effects of climate change at local scales with decision-support tools and innovative resilience services to help communities develop resilience strategies. Jameel Observatory-CREWSnet will pilot in Bangladesh and East Africa — working with local partners BRAC, the Agricultural Research Corporation-Sudan, and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J‑PAL) — but holds promise to be adapted for global use.

Jameel Observatory–CREWSNET will be an open-source tool for the public good. Recent work included porting the MIT Regional Climate Model to run on commercial cloud platforms to support future operational use.