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Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Integrated Coastal Management as an adaptation to climate change measure

Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología - UNAM

Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, North Atlantic Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

The Integrated Coastal Management Initiative has been created as a measure of adaptation to climate change.

This initiative involves research institutions, organized civil society and private initiatives. Its objective is to recover the environmental services of marine-coastal ecosystems affected by massive sargassum arrivals.

The process begins with a systematic and highly efficient satellite detection of sargassum with inputs and complements of aerial images taken with drones or planes. With this information, the dynamics of sargassum will be modeled at very high resolution, using extensive tools and computing capabilities to generate early warnings of the arrival of sargassum. With this information, a second operational hydrodynamic model will be implemented which will allow coordination of daily operations, both maritime and land, of collection, transfer, collection and disposal of sargassum, efficiently and with greater safety.

Start Date: 01/01/2019

End Date: 31/12/2030

Contact

Vivianne Solis Weiss: solisw@cmarl.unam.mx