Can we transfer remote sensing algorithms to detect Sargassum in the Caribbean to West Africa?”asks Ms Ajani Bissick, SARTRAC remote sensing specialist at Mona GeoInformatics Institute at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica.
“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 and Central America are all handing the sargassum issue differently, and it shows there are a lot of options for sargassum management and re-use.”