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.

Workshop Organizers

The workshop was organized in a broad collaboration of GEO Initiatives, governments of the Caribbean Small Island Developing States, United Nations Agencies, and regional non-governmental organisations.

Workshop Program Committee

  • Hans-Peter Plag, Old Dominion University, IEEE, GEO Blue Planet Initiative (Co-Chair)
  • Paul DiGiacomo, NOAA, GEO Blue Planet Initiative (Co-Chair)
  • Emily Smail, NOAA, AquaWatch, GEO Blue Planet Initiative (Co-Chair)
  • Hon. Saboto Caesar & Jai Rampersad, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Lorna Inniss, Monica Borobia-Hill, Christopher Corbin, Caribbean Environment Programme - UN Environment
  • Danielle Evanson, UNDP, Lorenzo Harwood UNDP and OECS
  • Rose Alabaster, GEOGLOWS
  • Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat
  • Argyro Kavvada, NASA, EO4SDGs
  • Frank Muller-Karger, University of South Florida, MBON/GEOBON
  • Gabrielle Canonico, NOAA, MBON/GEOBON
  • Rene Garello, OES/IEEE
  • Alan Evans, International and Strategic Partnerships Office, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
  • Martin LeTissier, Shona Paterson, FutureEarthCoasts

Local Organizing Committee

  • Hon. Saboto Caesar (Chair)
  • Jai Rampersad
  • Louise Mitchell
  • Hans-Peter Plag


The Workshop is organized with a number of partners supporting the effort:

  • International Organizations:
  • Other Partners:
    • Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI), Old Dominion University (ODU), USA
    • Tiwah UG, Germany.

This workshop was sponsored by:

under grant 80NSSC17K0241