Sargassum in Curaçao, turning a challenge into an opportunity

19 July 2022 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM AST | Online

West Africa (GMT): 13:00-15:00 | Jamaica: 08:00-10:00

In a recent report presented by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (Alliance, 2019) Bonaire experienced a significant invasion of the Sargassum on their beaches and lagoons in March 2018, resulting in an ecosystem and severe health issues. Likewise, Curaçao has also experienced significant Sargassum influxes since 2015, continually increasing as reported in February and March 2022. The Netherlands Water Partnership, TNO – the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Research – and various public and private sector partners in Curaçao will host a workshop on 19 July 2022 to address Sargassum in Curaçao and discuss means to turning it into a business opportunity.

The online workshop will be held on Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 9:00 – 11:00 AM AST

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