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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.
July 26, 2021/by Llillian Diarra

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!
June 21, 2021/by sargassumhub

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.
May 5, 2021/by sargassumhub

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.
April 15, 2021/by sargassumhub

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.
April 15, 2021/by sargassumhub

Sargassum Sub-regional Outlook Bulletin January 2021

January 20, 2021/by Leah Segui

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.
January 20, 2021/by Leah Segui

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.
December 9, 2020/by Leah Segui

Sargassum Uses Guide now available

a resource for Caribbean researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers is available.
November 18, 2020/by Leah Segui

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.
October 22, 2020/by Leah Segui

CARICOOS article on Sargassum inundation, anoxia and increased acidification

Sargassum inundation of recreational beaches has proved to become a persistent problem with a significant impact on the tourism industry and a challenge to entities managing the issue.
October 1, 2020/by Leah Segui

Sargassum Sub-regional Outlook Bulletin Sept 2020

September 21, 2020/by Leah Segui

Sargassum Sub-Regional Outlook Bulletin July 2020

July 23, 2020/by Leah Segui

2020 CWP Coastal & Island Conference

The Technical Advisory Committee is seeking input from the land and water resources community and invites you to assist with program development via the abstract submission process.
June 23, 2020/by Leah Segui

International Call for Expression of Interest: Air Quality Measurement Network

Application is open to all OECS member states as a priority, and to other states of the Caribbean Basin.
June 23, 2020/by Leah Segui

Monitoring and evaluation of Sargassum collection operations summary report

SAFEGE SAS and ADEME have released a summary report titled “Monitoring and evaluation of Sargassum collection operations”.
June 19, 2020/by Leah Segui

Call for proposals: SPAW-RAC for Short-term Small Grants

The main objective of this call for proposals is the implementation of the SPAW Protocol by encouraging concrete actions for the conservation of biodiversity in the countries and territories of theWider Caribbean Region that have signed the SPAW Protocol of the Cartagena Convention.
June 19, 2020/by Leah Segui

SARGASSUM OUTLOOK BULLETIN MARCH 2020

Outlook of 2020 Sargassum blooms in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
March 31, 2020/by Nuno Pereira

ELEMENT CONCENTRATIONS IN PELAGIC SARGASSUM ALONG THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN COAST IN 2018-2019

The massive influx of pelagic Sargassum spp. (sargasso) into the Mexican Caribbean Sea has caused major deterioration of the coastal environment and has affected the tourism industry as well as livelihoods since 2015.
February 26, 2020/by Nuno Pereira

THE DISTRIBUTION AND MITOCHONDRIAL GENOTYPE OF THE HYDROID AGLAOPHENIA LATECARINATA IS CORRELATED WITH ITS PELAGIC SARGASSUM SUBSTRATE TYPE IN THE TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN

The pelagic brown macroalga Sargassum supports rich biological communities in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic region, including a variety of epiphytic invertebrates that grow on the Sargassum itself.
October 18, 2019/by Nuno Pereira

NASA SATELLITE FINDS BIGGEST SEAWEED BLOOM IN THE WORLD

An unprecedented belt of brown algae stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico—and it’s likely here to stay.
July 8, 2019/by Nuno Pereira

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