Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Algae Bloom in Antilles Islands, France (2018-05-02)


Activation time (UTC): 2018-05-02 12:12:00 Event time (UTC): 2018-05-02 12:12:00 Event type: Other (Algae Bloom)

Activation reason:
The Caribbean is currently facing a phenomenon of sargasse algae bloom. These algae are invading the shores of Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, and Martinique, impacting the coastlines. Their accumulation has disastrous consequences on the environment and health while also threatening the economy. The evaluation of the extension of the phenomenon is of prime importance for the regional authorities

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2018):  Algae Bloom in Antilles Islands, France (2018-05-02). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2018-05-02
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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18.124134113° N, -60.2330110699° E, 14.1593845444° S, -63.027588783° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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