Wider Caribbean Oil Spill Information System Workshop

The Wider Caribbean Oil Spill Information System Workshop was held from 24 – 25 June 2020 online. GEO Blue Planet hosted the workshop in collaboration with AmeriGEO, IOCARIBE IOC UNESCO, NOAA Satellite Analysis Branch, and RAC-REIMPETC. The goal of the workshop was to discuss the development of an AmeriGEO oil spill information system for the Wider Caribbean.  The workshop took place over two days and consisted of presentations and discussions. 101 participants attended the workshop from international organizations and networks, research scientists, government agencies, industries, and others.


Agenda and Presentations

User Needs and Introduction to AmeriGEO 

Time Topic Presenter
10:00 – 10:20  Introductions, Welcome, Overview Emily Smail (GEO Blue Planet/NOAA)
10:20 - 10:30 Background and Objectives Cesar Toro (IOCARIBE)
10:30 - 10:50 Introduction to AmeriGEO Angelica Gutierrez (AmeriGEO/NOAA)
10:50 - 11:10 Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information, and Training Center - Caribe Information Needs Roberto San Martin (RAC-REMPEITC CARIBE)
11:10 - 11:30 Industry Information Needs: OSRL Liam Harrington-Missin (OSRL)
11:30 - 12: 30  Lunch
12:30 - 12:50 Industry Information Needs: ARPEL Marcus Lisboa (ARPEL)
12:50 - 14:00  Discussion: What publicly available data and visualizations would be most helpful for industry and other stakeholders?