Webinar July 31st, 2020, 1-3 PM UTC – AIR Centre Networking Friday Thematic Special Session on Sargassum


The webinar is organised by AIR Centres and it will be focused on Sargassum. Thousands of tons of Sargassum end up on beaches in the Caribbean, Americas, and West Africa. It releases gas that smells like rotten eggs, which attracts flies, deters tourists, and causes respiratory problems. Mounds of algae on beaches and dense mats in the ocean harm marine ecosystems and disrupt recreation and fishing, costing local communities millions of dollars. Removal and containment efforts are often expensive and puts marine life at risk.

 

A unique panel of specialists will discuss the challenges and solutions on that matter: 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).

 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zVWiJCKGSFyhNEWK3Ba6Fw

 

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