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In recent years, the Caribbean has been faced with an influx of sargassum on the shores. The results affect coastal residents, tourism, and fishermen. In continuing to address the matter, the Centre for Marine Sciences (CMS), along with the ICENS hosted the IAEA Interregional Workshop on the Use of Nuclear Techniques to Address Sargassum in November 2019. It brought together representatives from several SIDS regions, to further assess opportunities for intra-regional networking and collaboration. In particular, the workshop reviewed current activities and research on the sargassum outbreaks in the Caribbean Sea and to discuss the resulting data and strategies for the future. 

Current and future work aims to ameliorate the widespread sargassum issue for Member States and is part of a larger project under the IAEA technical

cooperation project INT0093, "Applying Nuclear Science and Technology in Small Island Developing States in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals and the SAMOA Pathway

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