Quiet Oceans: Assessing and communicating COVID-19 impacts to reef biodiversity


Cayman Islands
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Ref: CV19RR03

Status: Current

Round:
1
Funding Scheme:
Covid19 Rapid Response
Start Date:
01-01-21
End Date:
31-03-21
Funding:
£53,952.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
Cayman Islands
Project Summary:
The oceans have been quiet for nearly 10 months due to the lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting a unique opportunity to quantify how fish populations are impacted by reduced human activity and expand our ability to more sustainably manage coral ecosystem health. This project will assess the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on biodiversity using in-situ surveys at historically heavily trafficked reefs and disseminate findings globally through a live underwater broadcast and locally through public presentations and stakeholder seminars.


Documents:
Title: CV19RR03 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-02-17 00:00:00