Implementing and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: The Role of the Ocean

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Workshop on Sargassum and Oil Spills

Identifying and Articulating Knowledge Needs for the Implementation and Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals in Caribbean Small Island States and Matching Those Needs to Knowledge, Tools, and Data.

Priority Stakeholder/User Groupings Considered for Matchmaking Rounds

Group 1: Decision Makers. Moderator: Emily Smail

Stakeholder activities to be considered include:

  • Planning and environment departments
  • Coastal resilience planning
  • Permitting
  • Ministries of finance/budget
  • Parliamentarians
  • Marine Protected Area creation and Management
  • Donor funding agencies

Group 2: Information Providers. Moderator: Chris Corbin

Stakeholder activities to be considered include:

  • National/Regional Weather Services
  • Intergovernmental organizations (CARICOM, UN Agencies, etc.)
  • Statistical Offices
  • Research institutions/academia
  • CLO (Community Liaison officers)
  • National/Regional Human Rights Institutions
  • Media/Public Relations/Communications
  • Environmental/Conservation NGOs
  • Regional Conservation Groups
  • International Conservation Groups

Group 3: Monitoring, Regulation and Enforcement. Moderator: Doug Wilson

Stakeholder activities to be considered include:

  • Maritime and port authorities
  • National offices of disaster services
  • Search and rescue
  • Oil spill response
  • Natural disasters
  • Regional/subregional coordination/management bodies
  • Marine Protected Area creation and Management

Priority Stakeholder/User Groupings Not Considered

Educational institutions:

  • Curriculum development committees
  • Research institutions/academia


  • Oil and gas
  • Maritime transport
  • Aquaculture/mariculture
  • Hotel associations/tourism boards
  • Marine and coastal construction consultants
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Local Resource Users:

  • Resource users
  • Local fisheries organizations
  • Local communities
  • Local NGOs

This workshop was sponsored by:

under grant 80NSSC17K0241