Land, sea, and society: a multidisciplinary approach - CLME+ HUB

SEALINK    Land, sea, and society: a multidisciplinary approach

Brief Description:
The SEALINK Program will create the first comprehensive understanding of ocean pollution and coral reef health in the Dutch Caribbean. We will follow water and pollutants (including sewage, fertilizer, and human pathogens) from land to sea, and track how water motion and marine organisms move and change these substances. It will also measure coral reef growth in 3D. This information will be used in computer simulations to create new conservation scenarios with community input. The project will also study how community members use scientific information, which will help improve coral reef education and conservation globally

El programa SEALINK creará una comprensión integral de la contaminación del océano y la salud de los arrecifes de coral en el Caribe holandés. Se monitoreara el agua y los contaminantes (incluyendo aguas residuales, fertilizantes y patógenos humanos) de la tierra al mar, y y se rastreará cómo el movimiento del agua y los organismos marinos se mueven y estas sustancias cambian. También medirá el crecimiento de los arrecifes de coral en 3D. Esta información se utilizará en simulaciones por computadora para crear nuevos escenarios de conservación con aportes de la comunidad. El proyecto también estudiará cómo los miembros de la comunidad utilizan la información científica, lo que ayudará a mejorar la educación y conservación de los arrecifes de coral a nivel mundial.
Lead Organization : Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
Donor: Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science
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Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Ongoing
   Last Update: 29/03/2021

Start Date: 2021-02-01
End Date: 2026-02-01
Project Profile Manager: Mark Vermeij
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Partners: University of Amsterdam, CARMABI Curaçao, Caribean Netherlands Science Institute, Nethelands Institute for Sea Researc, Technical University Delft, Wageningen University, Utrech University, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Insitute for Sea Research
Grant (USD): $3,730,300.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Aruba  Curaçao  Saint Maarten
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