Investigating the impacts of the 2017 hurricane season on the shallow marine environment of the British Virgin Islands 2019
Hurricanes have intense destructive impacts on biodiverse and valuable shallow-water ecosystems of the Caribbean. Quantifying and mapping the spatial distribution of these impacts assists marine management efforts. This paper utilises satellite imagery techniques to derive bathymetry and benthic habitat cover of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) before and after Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
This study was undertaken as part of a programme of Natural Capital Assessment (NCA) in the UK's Caribbean Overseas Territories implemented by JNCC. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK Government through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the work sits under the Environmental Resilience programme which includes objectives to integrate natural capital considerations into economic and social development planning.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2019·11·01
Hassall, I. 2019. Investigating the impacts of the 2017 hurricane season on the shallow marine environment of the British Virgin Islands. Natural Capital in the UK’s Overseas Territories Report Series – Supplementary Report (Caribbean Region). Report to JNCC.
Report to JNCC as part of the 'Natural Capital in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Overseas Territories: Valuation, Vulnerability and Monitoring Change' project.
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Metadata date 2020·08·10
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