TAC Pollutants Observatory

TAC Pollutants Observatory

TAC Pollutants Observatory 800 266 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

IVIC Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas – VENEZUELA

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 Contact: Soraya Silva | Email: soraya.j.silva@gmail.com

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 9- Capacity Development
host_programme: Marine Life 2030
ocean_basins: Caribbean Sea, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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