Restoration of Resilience of Nature and Society in the Caribbean Netherlands
The project "Resilience Restoration of Nature and Society in the Caribbean Netherlands" contributes to halting the decline of the coral reefs in the Caribbean Netherlands, improving the dependent ecosystem services and ensuring capacity building on the islands. An extensive monitoring network is being set up together with island organizations and companies to better keep a finger on the pulse of marine nature, to support nature policy and prevent negative effects, to optimize coral recovery and to build capacity on site. Coral reef restoration supports the economy and also provides coastal protection. Healthy resilient coral reefs are more resistant to the effects of climate change and thus contribute to a resilient economy. The knowledge development uses the latest technologies in remote sensing, underwater equipment, genetics, chemistry and data processing.