South Atlantic ~ Caribbean Meeting


coral-reefThe South Atlantic and Caribbean Meeting is being held to forge firmer ties among scientists and government officials who work on ocean and coastal issues in these regions. The Southeastern coast of the United States and nations in the Caribbean have much in common and by hearing different perspectives and sharing insights, could find opportunities for joint research projects that would not only bring together people and natural common interests, but also save resources by concentrating research efforts rather than spreading them among disparate, but similar, projects. At the same time, it is hoped that th is meeting will allow us to share best practices in ocean and coastal resource management.

Discussion topics are focused upon areas of mutual interest and concern within the two regions: coral reefs; marine fisheries management; water quality; hurricane/disaster mitigation.  We hope that through formal sessions on these topics and informal interactions new ideas and new opportunities for cooperation will emerge.