NETWORKING FRIDAY SPECIAL THEMATIC SESSION ON SARGASSUM

June 26th, 2020 | Online

1-3 PM UTC

Air Centre Networking Friday Special Thematic Session on Sargassum with Cesar Toro (IOCARIBE of IOC-UNESCO), Karima Degia (UWI), Sandra Ketelhake (AtlantOS program), Isabel Sousa Pinto (CIIMAR, GEO MBON), and Leah Mupas Segui (GEO Blue Planet Initiative). The moderator will be Emily Smail (NOAA, GEO Blue Planet Initiative).

More information on the session here.

Agenda

1:00 PM UTC – Welcome address, introduction – Emily Smail (moderator)

1:10 PM UTC – Tackling Sargassum in the Caribbean: A policy perspective – Cesar Toro (IOCARIBE of IOC-UNESCO)

1:30 PM UTC – Adapting to a new reality: Managing responses to influxes of sargassum seaweed in the Eastern Caribbean as ecosystem hazards and opportunities (SargAdapt) – Karima Degia (UWI)

1:50 PM UTC – Monitoring and managing impacts of Sargassum together: A basin-scale perspective – Sandra Ketelhake (AtlantOS program) and Isabel Sousa Pinto (CIIMAR, GEO MBON)

2:10 PM UTC – Sharing information on Sargassum: the Sargassum Information Hub – Leah Mupas Segui (GEO Blue Planet Initiative)

2:30 PM UTC – Q&A

2:55 PM UTC – Closing Remarks – Emily Smail

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