First Annual NOAA in the Caribbean Meeting

Picture 4.pngThe first annual meeting of the NOAA in the Caribbean (NOAA Carib) initiative was held May 15-16, 2012 at the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas. Marine managers, politicians, conservationists and scientists from NOAA and partner agencies across the U.S. Caribbean met to discuss strategic priorities, challenges, needs and opportunities for greater collaboration.

In a plenary address Congresswoman Donna Christensen welcomed federal and local officials for the two-day meeting saying, “This gathering gives us an opportunity to be a part of a developing strategy for protecting and improving our ocean and coastal ecosystems, addressing climate change and ensuring the economic viability of this region.”

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