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: firstname.lastname@example.org