Sargassum on a Tobago beach. Image: rjsinenomine
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Link roundup: June 9, 2018

Tesla’s Musk: 11,000 energy projects underway in Puerto Rico — Energy storage and solar panel manufacturer Tesla has about 11,000 energy projects underway in Puerto Rico, CEO Elon Musk tweeted… Cutting maritime GHG emissions in focus at Jamaica workshop — Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from shipping and port operations were …

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Employment/Volunteering

Vacancy: Sustainable Energy Policy Advisor, CARICOM Secretariat

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and the CARICOM Secretariat are inviting applications for the position of Sustainable Energy Policy Advisor: The Policy Advisor will work as a member of the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) team and supports the Energy Programme of …

Sponges. Image: Chris Nelson
Biodiversity

US National Science Foundation awards grant for study of sponges in the Caribbean

A team of researchers in the US have received grant funding from the National Science Foundation (US NSF) to study microbially mediated ecological diversification in sponges found in the Caribbean. Team member Dr. Cara Fiore explains: “Coral reefs represent a paradox because, despite their immense productivity and biodiversity, they are …

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Oil and gas
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Caribbean oil discoveries trigger big offshore technology contracts

From Offshore Support Journal, and article about the ongoing developments in offshore oil exploration in the Caribbean: A string of deep-water discoveries in the Caribbean has triggered a torrent of activity in the offshore supply industry, as one nation after another invites the exploration industry to drill for hydrocarbons in …

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Climate Change

Event: 19th Annual Willam G. Demas Memorial Lecture – From Social Resilience to Survivor-Led Reconstruction

At the Caribbean Development Bank’s 2018 Board of Governors’ Meeting, Professor Mark Pelling will speak on the topic “From Social Resilience to Survivor-Led Reconstruction”: The social impact of natural disasters will come into focus when Professor Mark Pelling of King’s College London delivers the 19th William G. Demas Memorial Lecture …

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Climate Change

Caribbean Climate Science Series

The University of the West Indies, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) have collaborated to launch the Caribbean Science Series, an initiative to improve science-based policymaking related to climate change in the Caribbean: The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean Development …

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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 …