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.

Specifically, we identify drivers of sargassum landings, develop monitoring approaches that are transferable across regions within the basin, and identify adaptation opportunities and challenges generated through the management and re-use of the invasive Sargassum seaweed.


Introducing: PhycoMExUK

SARTRAC recently had the opportunity to meet Amy Pilsbury and Mike Allen from the PhycoMExUK team, and to learn more about their work to turn seaweed into fertilisers. The focus of SARTRAC is on transformational adaption and generating equitable opportunities for the poorest of the poor from Sargassum, and the work includes case study sites… Continue reading Introducing: PhycoMExUK

More than Maps workshops

The More than Maps public engagement initiative aims to share replicable and open-access skills in mapping and social science analysis, to empower students and young professionals in research supporting climate change adaptation.

Transformational Adaptation

Short (7 minute) presentation on our early thoughts on transformational adaptation within SARTRAC. Any feedback gratefully appreciated.

More than Maps Workshop at SOTSEF 2021

On 9th March 2021, our More than Maps team delivered a workshop on the role of social sciences in climate change adaptation at the Southampton Science and Engineering Festival (SOTSEF). SOTSEF is the University of Southampton’s annual award-winning science festival which showcases word-class research in STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) to the public.… Continue reading More than Maps Workshop at SOTSEF 2021

First Annual Consortium Meeting

Our first day kicked off with presentations from our external visitors Mahesh Pradhan and Joana Akrofi from UN Environment Programme in Nairobi, highlighting the upcoming high level policy processes that SARTRAC could inform – notably UN Environment Assembly in Feb 2021. This was followed by Prof Howard Roe, Sargasso Sea Commissioner, providing background on sargassum,… Continue reading First Annual Consortium Meeting