ORGANIZERS

The Hub is organized by the GEO Blue Planet, IOCARIBE of IOC-UNESCO, AtlantOS, and the Atlantic International Research (AIR) Center.

 

MONITORING AND MANAGING IMPACTS OF SARGASSUM ON COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC

The Sargassum Information Hub is part of a larger project to support an integrated approach to monitor and forecast concentrations of sargassum based on publicly available data, such as, satellite data and in situ data from countries with open data sharing policies, and promote best practices for managing and using sargassum.

Project Objectives

  • Create a shared and open database for in situ validation of satellite products and collect additional data submissions through a sargassum observation survey.
  • Link data products with forecasting services to improve and expand local sargassum inundation reports
  • Develop a basin-wide forecasting system (to tackle possible observing gaps and indicate where long-term measurements need to take place to improve information products)
  • Produce an integrated and multi-lingual guide on best practices for managing sargassum
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