To tackle the growing problem of Sargassum, GEO Blue Planet’s Sargassum Information Hub is bringing Sargassum-impacted communities together to share data, research, and knowledge, and ultimately find workable solutions to the challenges posed by the proliferation of Sargassum mats.
Large influxes of Sargassum on beaches and in coastal areas in the tropical Atlantic Ocean are increasingly harming marine ecosystems, disrupting coastal activities and impacting local communities. The EU4OceanObs case study presents how the Earth observation value chain can help understand the Sargassum basin-wide spread, its impacts and inform mitigation and adaptation strategies.
The GEO Blue Planet EU coordinator co-hosted two side events during the All-Atlantic 2021 Conference. he side events brought experts and stakeholders together to discuss challenges and opportunities for addressing Sargassum and marine debris across the Atlantic Ocean.
On 16 April, the AIR Centre’s Networking Friday event featured the GEO Blue Planet Initiative. During the session, the GEO Blue Planet Executive Director and EU coordinator (hosted by EU4OceanObs) introduced the initiative and showcased 4 of its thematic working groups.
The Hub serves as a single-entry point to access up-to-date information and tools to monitor, forecast and manage Sargussum blooms in the Atlantic Ocean and its coastal area. Developed jointly by GEO Blue Planet, IOCARIBE of IOC-UNESCO, the AIR Centre and AtlantOS...