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CONSIDER THIS AS A MEDIUM - LONG TERM INITIATIVE, THAT WILL OFFER QUALITY INFORMATION AND INTERACTION

THE INTERNATIONAL SARGASSUM NETWORK ANSWERS TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY REQUEST FOR SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION RELATED TO THE SARGASSUM PHENOMENON,

THIS PAGE NEEDS A BIG EFFORT TO GATHER ALL THE INFORMATION AND BEST PRACTICES AROUND THE GREAT CARIBBEAN REGION.

AS RESULT OF THIS EFFORTS YOU WILL HAVE SCIENTIFIC BASED INFORMATION TO TAKE DECISIONS AND DESIGN SOLUTIONS. 

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Numerical Indicators

  • According with the Science Magazine article "The areat Atlantic Sargassum Belt" published on July 05, 2019, the belt is formed by 20 millons metric tons of Sargassum 

Source:  Science Magazine Article "The great Atlantic Sargassum belt"     040719 05:00 gmt

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What you must know...

CONCLUSIVE INFORMATION UNTIL NOW:

The scientific community agree on being on early stage of study. For that reason any information that seems to be conclusive, is likely to be false. Considering this, with the information gathered through physical and satellite observations, it is supposed that the sargassum phenomenon will be a long term and even permanent phenomenon, if the species develop the quality to survive independently of the nutrients coming from land, which seems to be a principal factor with the sea surface temperatures (SSTs), for its massive reproduction. 

  • At this time scientifics are trying to establish close relations between Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs), nutrients coming from West Africa and Brazil, and seeds population of the previous season, to forecast the sargassum behavior.  But the majority of the scientific community agree that they still are in early stages of study, so new factors might modify this hypothesis. 

  • Based on the Science Magazine article, it seems that high temperatures prevent sargassum growth, and that nutrients coming from land are needed for its massive development which generates a massive production of seeds.

  • The question remains unanswered about if the phenomena can be linked to seasonal nutrients events vs quantity of sargassum at sea, or if the species can develop new chemical equilibriums to be fed by the natural environment conditions at sea, which might transform the phenomena in a major and permanent threat.

Events Calendar

ONE PLACE TO FIND ALL THE EVENTS RELATED TO THE SARGASSUM PHENOMENON

Sarg-Expo at Guadalupe Website  24 al 26

You will find here the program and other information about Guadalupe´s event.

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What is being done and where

THIS SECTION IS DEDICATED TO THE CIVIL POPULATION

  • So Sargassum is a long term phenomena. As soon as we gather information about how can be manage and what you should not do, we will let you know about the "pilot programs" in the different countries affected by the phenomena.

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  • When they meet sustainable bases dictated by the scientific knowledge, you can promote them here. 

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  • Here you will find a summary of the latest scientific discoveries, to be used in the design of products, services, activities and policies. 

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Outstanding researches 

  • Do you enjoy scientific research? You will find in this section scientific outstanding investigations as they were done, provide a wide frame of useful information. 

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Successful State Policies for the Sargassum phenomena. 

  • Here you will find successful policies, designed and implemented by the affected states, with details about why and how they work.

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  • Available programs provided by international organisms will be listed here. 

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