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The Community Perspective: Sustainable Solutions for Sargassum Inundations in Turks & Caicos

The Community Perspective: Sustainable Solutions for Sargassum Inundations in Turks & Caicos

Bartlett, Deborah ORCID: 0000-0002-5125-6466 (2021) The Community Perspective: Sustainable Solutions for Sargassum Inundations in Turks & Caicos. In: Sargassum Golden Tides, a global problem, 26/05/2021, online. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This presentation describes research undertaken as part of the ‘Sustainable solutions for Sargassum inundations in Turks & Caicos’ funded under the Darwin Plus initiative. The problems associated with the ‘golden tides’, the floating mats of Sargassum washing onto beaches across the Caribbean and beyond have been widely reported, particularly the negative impact on the tourism industry. However little research has been carried out into the views of local people or into their perspective on the extent of the problem, seasonality, or what is currently being done to address it. This research, carried out in summer 2019, is based on focus groups carried out on the three main islands visited by tourists and on face to face interviews with 100 people engaged in tourist related industries provide detailed insight into the impact of Sargassum in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sargassum; impact; tourism; climate
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Algal Biotechnology Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2021 23:43
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33076

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