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.

LATEST NEWS

New SARTRAC Paper Published

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

New SARTRAC Team Member

We are all very happy to announce the arrival of our new Senior Research Assistant, Victoria Dominguez Almela, based at the University of Southampton. Vicky is an ecologist with research interests covering the impacts of invasive species on biodiversity and people. She has been working since 2017 on better understanding biological invasions as part of… Continue reading New SARTRAC Team Member

SARTRAC Scientific Sargassum Series – Risk Management Strategy for Sargassum Stranding in Jamaica and the Caribbean 15th December 2021 2pm (GMT)

with Dr Kerrine Senior, UWI – Mona Campus The second event of the SARTRAC Scientific Sargassum Series will be held on Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 2pm (GMT), 10am (AST). Registration link – Meeting Registration – Zoom Further details for this event are contained within the flyer below.

SARTRAC Scientific Sargassum Series – Following Sargassum, Connecting Communities 13th December 2021 2pm (GMT)

with Professor Robert Marsh, University of Southampton The first event of the SARTRAC Scientific Sargassum Series will be held on Monday 13th December 2021 at 2pm (GMT), 10am (AST). Registration link – Meeting Registration – Zoom Further details for this event are contained within the flyer below.

Webinar on Sargassum challenges and management in the Gulf of Guinea – Networking as key

By Winnie Sowah, University of Ghana A webinar on networking as the key to management of sargassum in the Gulf of Guinea was organised jointly by the Ghana SARTRAC team at the University of Ghana (UG) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana on 2nd September 2021.  The Ghana SARTRAC team at UG, led… Continue reading Webinar on Sargassum challenges and management in the Gulf of Guinea – Networking as key