MGI’s Research Officer, Romario Anderson, was recently invited to speak live on set during the morning TV show Smile Jamaica. During the segment, he shared insights on the Jamaican Sargassum Early Advisory System currently being developed. He also informed viewers on general information pertaining to Sargassum such as trends, opportunities for transformational adaptation, and potential health impacts.
Romario was joined by our Technical Projects Coordinator, Darren Fletcher, to conduct a Gleaner interview about the work done by MGI in developing the early advisory system for sargassum monitoring.
The system, in the final stages of development at MGI, is an innovative undertaking that will be beneficial to affected stakeholders, especially those in the fishing and tourism sectors, by assisting in the implementation of preemptive actions that will assist in reducing the potential impacts arising from Sargassum inundation.
The system will be freely available to the public upon launch. For more information, visit our social media @mgi.blue @mgimona