[MEDIA ALERT] Blue Growth & Risk Management through Earth Observation Workshop

[MEDIA ALERT] Blue Growth & Risk Management through Earth Observation Workshop

Press invitation

Monday, January 22, 2018 — Blue Growth & Risk Management through Earth Observation Workshop 

The workshop will use examples from Fisheries and Aquaculture developments, Maritime monitoring control and surveillance, Sargassum issues and opportunities, and Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation measures, to illustrate the opportunity and potential for Earth Observation to support development of maritime economies and adaption to risk and vulnerability from climate change, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

These thematic focuses will be used to develop a series of participant-led recommendations for further capacity and capability development to support the deployment of earth observation as a management tool across the Caribbean, recognising the potential role of member states, organisations such as the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, international financing institutions, Space Agencies and local innovators. The attached agenda provides more detail.

Panelists include:

  • Ms. Raisa Spencer, Ministry of Health and the Environment - Antigua and Barbuda
  • Mr. Julian A. Hughes, Senior GIS Technician Department of Physical Planning - Anguilla
  • Mr. Mervin Hastings, Ag. Deputy Conservation & Fisheries Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources & Labour - British Virgin Islands
  • Mr. Nick LaRocque, Lands & Surveys Division - Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Kenton JK Fletcher, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment - Grenada
  • Mrs. Lavern Ryan, Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Land, Housing and the Environment/Physical Planning Unit/ GIS Centre - Montserrat
  • Mr. Joshua Salters, Department of Environment - St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Mr. David Alphonse, Department of Physical Planning - St. Lucia
  • Erwin Jimenez, Department of the Environment - Belize
  • Ms. Shekira Sealy, Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies - University West Indies

The media houses and the general public

The workshop will be held from January 23 to 27, 2018.
The opening ceremony will be held on January 23, 2018 at 8:30 AM

Bay Gardens Hotel - Saint-Lucia

Doris Nol

OECS Communications Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Patricia Lewis Environmental Sustainability Cluster at OECS Commission