The University of Liverpool and the Liverpool institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans – in collaboration with the Argyle International Airport have teamed up to host a coastal resilience exhibition at the AIA’s departure Check-In area from Monday 15th – Friday 19th January, 2019.
At the opening ceremony, on Monday 15th January 2019, Marketing Manager of the AIA, Glenda Francois said, that in constructing the Argyle International Airport attention was placed on coastal vulnerability issues and mitigating measures.” The manager expressed her appreciation to the team from the University of Liverpool for choosing St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the AIA to host its first Coastal Resilience Exhibition.
Head of the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Liverpool, Andy Plater said, “the mission is to make coastal infrastructure and coastal communities more resilient to the effects of extreme events such as storms and hurricanes, but also long term climate change evidenced through sea level rise.”
The team leader revealed that the exhibition is geared at detailing some of the threats to coastal areas and the various tools used to better characterize and understand the coast, through monitoring and modeling.
The team also held a series of visits to schools here including the SVGCC, and offered a training course to organizations whose mission is to protect coastal areas. The project is being funded by the Common Wealth Marine Economies Programme CMEP.