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TAC Pollutants Observatory

Tropical Americas and Caribbean Regional Planning Group - Colombia

Caribbean Sea, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Understand and beat marine pollution

During preliminary workshops, key oceans-related research priorities were identified for a regional program in the Western Tropical Atlantic. These included a need for developing an inventory of contaminant sources along with a regional baseline database and current values, to better understand and interpret the impact of the combination & synergy between pollutants and climate change on marine life along with future changes and trends.

Furthermore, there is a need to unify programs and efforts whilst enhancing technical capacities through institutional expertise across the region to develop integrated solutions.

Thus, the development and implementation of a transboundary, multidisciplinary, and cross-sectoral approach such as a regional pollution observatory was warranted. This will help to coordinate, analyze and regularly publish information on marine pollution & produce data that will be curated, credible and open access – to better guide and inform key stakeholders and decision makers.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Marine Life 2030

Start Date: 01/06/2022
End Date: 01/06/2030

Lead Contacts: Soraya Silva and Fadilah Ali (p.wills-velez@unesco.org)