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

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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.


The workshop aims to bring together stakeholders representing the governments of the Small Island States (SIS), Earth observation providers, scientists, and private businesses with the goal to support the implementation and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Caribbean SIS. The main focus is on linking those engaged in implementing and monitoring SDGs to ocean-related knowledge derived from Earth observations and to Earth observation-based products of value for these efforts. The workshop is open to all stakeholders who can contribute to this goal. Those interested in participating in the workshop should indicate their interested by sending an email to info at


To indicate your interest in participating in the workshop, please complete the Application Form and submit it to Onced you have received a response from the organizaers, you will need to pay the registration fee at Eventbrite. The registration fee of $210 covers the costs of meeting rooms as well as coffee breaks and meals.

Travel and Subsistence Support

We have limited funding to support selected participants to cover travel, accommodation, and registration fee. The request for support has to be made when submitting the Application Form to


Accommodation is available at the workshop venue at group rates. The group rates for Garden Deluxe rooms are $125 for single use and $164 for double occupancy including breakfast, service fees and tax. Booking requests can be made on the Beachcombers Hotel Contact page. To get the group rate, use the code "ODU". Bookings will have to be made by December 15, 2017 to ensure group rate and room availability.


The workshop aims to identify knowledge needs and requirements for ocean observations related to the implementation and monitioring of the SDGs and to match the needs and requirements with existing products. This goal will be achieved in a co-creation of the knowledge needs and observation requirements and a co-usage of the available products. Therefore, the number of presentations will be very limited. However, abstracts for potential presentations or posters can be submitted. A page for abstract submission will be available here in the near future.

White Paper Contributions

One of the outcomes of the workshop and subsequent work will be a White Paper on the ocean observation requirements related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The White Paper is open for community input. A web workspace will be made available here for those who would like to engage in the production of the White Paper as contributors, advisors, or reviewers.

This workshop was sponsored by:

under grant 80NSSC17K0241