Through the Student Workshop on International Coastal and Marine Management (SWIMM) program, the Harte Research Institute (HRI) brings together graduate students from the United States, Mexico, and Cuba for week-long workshops involving peer-to-peer exchanges, shared learning, and intensive interactions with scientists, managers, and practitioners. SWIMM is supported by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the HRI Furgason International Fellowship.
June and October 2021 Workshop Information
The 6th Student Workshop on International Coastal and Marine Management in the Gulf of Mexico (“SWIMM 2021”) will take place in a two-part, mixed virtual/in-person format in June and October 2021 in coastal Yucatán and the Riviera Maya. Students will participate in the development of indicators for a preliminary Environmental Report Card for Alacranes Reef, an offshore reef on Campeche Bank about 120 km north of the port of Progreso. These indicators will be used to assess the health of environmental and socio-economic systems of both the reef and stakeholder communities in coastal Yucatán State, and to monitor positive and negative changes over time.