Pre-announcement: 2nd Joint Call for Projects on Causes of Sargassum Blooms

This call for projects aims to provide pragmatic solutions to the sargassum stranding and enrich the knowledge on this phenomenon that affects more particularly the islands of the Caribbean.

UN Environment Programme White Paper and Briefs Available!

The United Nations Environment Programme has published a white paper and briefs for a variety of audiences on Sargassum. Check them out!

Call for contributions for a Special Issue on Sargassum

In this Special Virtual Issue (SVI), we accept manuscripts on biology, taxonomy, ecophysiology, compounds, ecotoxicology and ecology of all Sargassum species.

Publication alert! Monitoring pelagic Sargassum inundation potential for coastal communities

Pelagic Sargassum is a buoyant macroalgae that forms rafts at the ocean surface and serves as a biologically rich habitat for hundreds of diverse marine species. Since 2011, massive blooms of Sargassum have occurred in the tropical Atlantic and swept through the western tropical Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico.

CC4FISH policy brief: March 2021, Issue 3

Since 2011, the unprecedented blooming of pelagic sargassum across the equatorial Atlantic has resulted in mass influxes of the seaweed into the Caribbean, which look set to continue indefinitely.

The Sargassum Podcast launch

We are excited to celebrate with you the launch of the Sargassum Podcast, a brand new educational and science podcast. It is hosted by Robby Thigpen, Mar Fernandez-Mendez and Franziska Elmer, who have a range of expertise in Sargassum and Indigenous coastal communities.

Vulnerability Assessment of Sargassum Impacts on the Caribbean

A new report from the Joint Internship of the Disasters and Ocean Biology & Biogeochemistry Programs at NASA is now available.

Sargassum Uses Guide now available

a resource for Caribbean researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers is available.

Postdoc opportunity on seagrass ecology, data analysis and synthesis at Florida International University

Dr. Jim Fourqurean with the Institute of Environment at Florida international University seeks a motivated post-doctoral researcher. Along with other projects to be developed in consultation with the advisor, the post-doc will work with the C-GRASS working group (Coordinated Global Research Assessment of Seagrass Systems) to lead a synthesis of current seagrass data to understand the status and trends of this valuable coastal ecosystem.