Sustainable solutions for Sargassum inundations in Turks & Caicos


Turks and Caicos Islands
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
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darwin initiative
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darwin initiative
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Ref: DPLUS100

Status: Current

Round:
7
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Turks and Caicos Islands Government, The School for Field Studies, Centre for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos, CIEEM UK Overseas Territories Special Interest Group
Start Date:
01-04-19
End Date:
30-09-21
Funding:
£94,618.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Coastal, Marine coastal, Island biodiversity
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Ecosystem conservation, Goods services
Specific Tools:
Cepa, Tourism, Participatory, Training, Research training
Countries:
Turks and Caicos Islands
Project Summary:
Sargassum drift on the beaches of Turks & Caicos is detrimental to the tourist-based economy. This investigation of the issue will involve students/citizen scientists in assessing the extent and composition of macroalgae on the shoreline contributing to finding a solution while promoting biodiversity/environmental awareness. The feasibility for exploiting the macroalgae, specifically the potential for anaerobic digestion for biogas and composting as an alternative to disposal as waste will be explored; this could reduce current dependence on oil as a fuel.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS100 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-10-09 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS100 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS100 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS100 HR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS100 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS100 HR3 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2022-01-25 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS100 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf] 2022-01-25 00:00:00