Prof. Mona Webber Podcast

“Each type of Sargassum could produce completely different chemical compounds which is shown by colleagues (Davis et al. 2020) working here in Jamaica and at University of York. What is also interesting is that when combined (species and types together) the biomass can be used for different purposes (including agricultural applications), which augers well for…

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Mr Romario Anderson

“There has been very little research on the local geomorphological factors affecting the extent of the sargassum beaching events. This is the current focus of my research. Over the next year, I look forward to getting a deeper understanding of the drivers of the beaching events, but also how the seaweed affects the livelihoods of…

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Ms Ajani Bissick Podcast

“We don’t yet know which remote sensing algorithms and datasets work best to detect Sargassum for the Caribbean and West Africa. I’m really looking forward to seeing which algorithms and datasets work best and why. Since I’ve worked on sargassum, it’s been interesting to see how different countries have used sargassum. Countries in the Caribbean…

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SARTRAC Whole Consortium Meeting #2 Day 5 (virtual)

The fifth and final day of SARTRAC’s second Annual Consortium Meeting was all about looking forward to the year ahead, including the project’s work package specific visions and the big picture. This encompassed the logistical details of budgets, finance and contracts, but also discussion around how we can deliver impact and legacy, and our vision…

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SARTRAC Whole Consortium Meeting #2 Day 4 (virtual)

We’re back for another day, Day 4, of the SARTRAC ACM2 being virtually hosted by the University of Southampton. Today was capacity building day, with guest speakers, PhD students and early career researchers leading the proceedings. Capacity building is a key component of the Global Challenges Research Fund (see here for further information), and is…

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SARTRAC Whole Consortium Meeting #2 Day 2 (virtual)

“When I start speaking it may be difficult to stop.” Was how one researcher began their presentation today. Day 2 of the SARTRAC ACM2 was filled with enthusiastic and experienced researchers sharing their state-of-the art findings, and their progress in experiments, data collection, analysis and delivery of impact. Presentations of ongoing research addressed the biochemistry…

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SARTRAC Whole Consortium Meeting #2 (virtual)

From 21st – 25th June, 2021, the SARTRAC consortium project staff and students, SARTRAC Research Advisory Committee, invited observers and invited speakers come together to present project findings, review progress, and plan the coming 12 months. With two days designed for external participation (Day 1 – high level outputs; and Day 4 – capacity building),…

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SARTRAC at “Sargassum Golden Tides, a global problem” Conference

On 26th May, a half day conference was hosted by Algae-UK, BBNet and EBNet to showcase UK Sargassum research to an international audience. Hosted by Dr John Milledge and Dr Kirstin Covington, the event welcomed leaders in the field researching the challenges and opportunities of the Sargassum influxes in the Caribbean, Mexico and West Africa.…

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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…

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