Request for Proposals: Expanding Availability of Weather Station Data & Decision Support Tools in Kootenay & Boundary
We are seeking proposals for a contractor to work with local producer associations and local and provincial government to conduct an agricultural weather network gap analysis in the Kootenay & Boundary region.
The successful proponent will conduct a gap analysis, assessing the availability and quality of weather data available to agricultural producers in the Kootenay & Boundary region. The analysis will include recommendations for locations of new weather stations as well as an analysis on the transferability/feasibility of adapting decision support tools for the region.
This project fulfills priority actions of the Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies and will enhance the ability of producers in this region to adapt to the impacts of climate change. All work will be overseen by a committee that includes representatives from local and provincial government and producer organizations, including the Kootenay Organic Growers’ Association, the BC Cherry Association and the local farmer’s institute.
The successful proponent will have a minimum of three years experience conducting similar projects, including assessing weather data and weather data networks and/or weather data application in agricultural contexts and decision-making. One team member will also have experience with conducting cost-benefit analyses, and preference will be given to teams with local knowledge of agriculture in the Kootenay & Boundary region.