Sargassum Forecast Over Next Two Months Points to Increased Incidence

Members are advised to monitor the flow of sargassum to assist with their planning and mitigation efforts. Below is a list of helpful resources to assist you.

Sargassum-Related Resources:

– Sargassum’s Impact on Caribbean Hotel Performance – April 2020 Article from CHTA Strategic Partner, STR

– Monthly Monitoring Reports: May 2021 Report from the University of South Florida Optical Oceanography Lab, made possible by NASA and USF.

– Near Real-Time Monitoring of Sargassum Intensity and Movement shows most recent available satellite surveillance of sargassum plume through the Atlantic basin, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. This can help you plan mitigation and clean-up. Please log into the Members Only Portal found in CHTA’s Publications to view the Sargassum Watch System (SaWS)

– CHTA Sargassum Resource Guide, Management Brief, and Support Infographic – developed between 2015 and 2018, the background information and guidance has relevance today. To view these resources and publications, please log into the CHTA’s Members Only portal and look for Resources/Publications.

Members are invited to share information and best practices with CHTA for possible inclusion on our Knowledge Center and sharing with members. We invite you to visit the Belize Tourism Board’s Sargassum Resource.

If you need assistance with your access to the Members Only, please contact us at membership@caribbeanhotelandtourism.com.

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