SARTRAC identifies new transformational developmental opportunities that build resilience equitably, for the poorest people affected by mass algal blooms of sargassum seaweed in the tropical Atlantic basin.
Written by Dr Sien van der Plank Welcome to the coast of the Ghanaian Western Region. Seemingly endless beaches of coconut and palm trees. A biodiverse tapestry of coastal, forest and freshwater ecosystems. A blend of cosmopolitan towns, gas terminals, farmland, tourist resorts, and smaller villages. In every locality, there is land to farm to… Continue reading Exchanging sargassum knowledge in the Western Region of Ghana, January 2023
More than Maps – Sargassum research in Ghana – see the video here.
This blog post is provided by Dr Victoria Dominguez Almela1 & Dr Philip-Neri Jayson-Quashigah2 and tells the story learned during the SARTRAC fieldtrip to the remote coastal areas of Sanzule, Beyin and Esiama, Ghana. Sargassum, a type of brown seaweed, has been invading coastal areas across the Atlantic since 2011 and has become a major… Continue reading Sargassum is worsening the conditions of the poorest people in Ghana
From the University of Southampton, SARTRAC investigator Prof Robert (Bob) Marsh and PhD student Yanna Fidai visited the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies, over 24-31 March 2022. The Cave Hill campus is located in the northern suburbs of Bridgetown in… Continue reading Barbados – first port of call for westbound Sargassum, and where we finally meet Project Partners after two long years!
Thierry Tonon at York, Mona Webber at UWI Mona, and Bob Marsh from Southampton with the help of their research teams, have published research on Sargassum harvested around Jamaica in 2020. They found that Sargassum fluitans were dominant in summer, but morphotype abundance may be seasonal. Seaweeds from the south and the north of Jamaica… Continue reading New SARTRAC Paper Published