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Energy

Swedish company Seabased to bring wave energy to the Caribbean

Seabased, a Swedish clean energy company that designs, builds and installs wave energy parks, has signed an agreeement to bring wave energy to the Caribbean: Bermuda General Agency Ltd. (BGA Ltd.) of Hamilton, Bermuda, has signed an agreement with Seabased AB of Lysekil, Sweden, to purchase two 20 MW wave …

Coral reef, Dominica. Image: Thomas Jundt
Biodiversity
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Research from the Eastern Caribbean shows that marine protected areas benefit coral reefs

Recently published research indicates that, contrary to the findings of previous studies, marine protected areas can increase coral reefs’ resilience to major ecosystems disturbances such as climate change: Reports in recent years that marine protected areas (MPAs) aren’t effective in saving coral reefs from the damaging effects of global climate …

Cap Lamandou, Haiti. Image: lucianf
Oceans

Haiti and the Dominican Republic cooperate for sustainable coastal zone and marine management

Haiti and the Dominican Republic recently held their third meeting on the joint sustainable management of coastal and marine resources: Within the framework of reducing threats to marine biodiversity, maintaining essential ecosystem services and improving the welfare of coastal communities in marine areas and facilitating dialogue and intergovernmental coordination between …

Institute of Marine Affairs Public Lecture Series
Event

Event: Institute of Marine Affairs lecture series – Science and Innovation for Marine Conservation

The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) in Trinidad and Tobago is marking its 40th anniversary with a series of lectures on the theme “Science and Innovation for Marine Conservation”: How can marine science help us contribute to the sustainable management of our livelihoods, jobs and our energy-based sectors? We can …

One of the new fish species discovered in the Caribbean deep reefs. Image: Carole Baldwin, Smithsonian
Biodiversity

New fish species discovered in the Caribbean’s “rariphotic” ocean zones

Researchers at the Smithsonian Institute’s Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) and the University of Washington have discovered several new deep reef fish species in the Caribbean: University of Washington scientists are joining the Smithsonian to identify fish in deep reefs that are still a total mystery. Preliminary work suggest that one-third …

The Economic Importance of Coastal and Marine Resources in Barbados
Oceans

Valuing beaches and reefs in Barbados

This study on The Economic Importance of Coastal and Marine Resources to Tourism in Barbados is not new (it’s from May 2017), but it’s still worth a read. Here’s an extract from the study summary: Barbados is experiencing extreme degradation of its coastal and marine resources due to overfishing, coastal overdevelopment, …

Caribbean Aerial Mapping Imagery. Photo: Marjo Aho via the Nature Conservancy
Biodiversity

Nature Conservancy and partners launch project to create aerial maps of Caribbean coral reefs

The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean will be working with several partners to create the first high-resolution map of the shallow waters of the entire Caribbean basin: Groundbreaking photos of this innovative mission were released this morning, showcasing the revolutionary technology. The goal of this initative, the likes of which …