08.03.2011 - UNESCO Natural Sciences / GEO

GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice workshop focuses on the Caribbean

© H.ThulstrupBequia (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

Earth Observation Support for Sustainable Tourism in Small Island States

9-11 March 2011, Puerto Rico

The Third Regional Workshop in the Workshop Series of the GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice (CZCP) will focus on the specific needs, challenges and capabilities related to sustainable tourism in the small island states of the Caribbean.

Specific objectives of the regional workshop will include: using Earth observations to improve sustainability of tourism, assessing and preparing for climate change and its impact on coastal zones, using observations to enhance relationships with the environment, and increasing resilience.

It is organized in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission  (UNESCO-IOC), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), the Caribbean Regional Association (CaRA) for the Caribbean Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing System (CarICOOS) and the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS).

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