Invitation to participate to the Online Workshop "Local knowledge of atypical influxes of floating Sargassum"
Since 2011, the Caribbean region has periodically received atypical influxes of floating sargassum seaweed. These events have entailed many impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems and their ecosystem services (e.g., beach erosion, water pollution, decreasing tourism, death of seagrasses, loss of corals, among others). The actions taken by affected countries to face these influxes of sargassum include all population sectors, among those, the civil society sector. This sector includes locals, natives and indigenous communities that have developed their own management strategies based on their day-to-day experience with these events. You are cordially invited to participate in this collaborative workshop with other participants of coastal communities of Florida. The purpose of this workshop is to get an insight into this phenomenon from impacted local communities and to provide an opportunity to voice concerns, ideas, experiences and expectations.