Wednesday, October 23 rd, 2019


Opening of the International Conference on Sargassum

  • 9h - 12h : Sargassum Call Kick of meeting (meeting reserved for the financers and winners of the call)

  • 14h - 17h30: Sarg'Net networking meeting - Meeting dedicated to scientists, companies and technicians; for any information or participation request, please contact Vanessa Weck (


  • 18h : Screening of the movie "Brown algae, green ideas" followed by a debate with the producer, the institutions and the public.

Location: University of the Antilles - Fouillole Campus - Pointe-à-Pitre

Thursday, October 24th, 2019


Day 1 - State of knowledge on Sargassum algae


  • 8h30 : Welcome of participants
    Introductory remarks by the local authorities, the State and the financers of the Call “ Sargassum”


  • 10h15 - 13h30 : State of knowledge - biological, ecological and oceanographic data


  • 14h30 - 18h00 :  Presentation of the results of the international Call “Sargassum”


  • 19h30 - 22h00 : Debate "Crossed glances on the impact of Sargassum in the daily life of caribbeans" - TV debate France 24 and Guadeloupe 1ère

Location: World Trade Center Complex - ZI de Jarry - Baie Mahault

Fridayn October 25th, 2019

Day 2 - Crossing perspectives and sharing experiences

  • 8h30 : Welcome of participants

  • 9h : Presentations of the various strategies adopted by the territories to organize the fight against sargassum invasion

  • 10h - 10h40 : Focus on collection, valorization and dam techniques in the Dominican Republic and Mexico

  • 10h40 - 13h00 : Two workshops in parallel :

  1. Techniques for the collection and valorization of sargassu

  2. Environmental, health, sociological and economic impacts of the algae


  • 15h00 - 18h00 : Mini-conferences on financing tools at local and international level to finance the fight against sargassum

Location: World Trade Center Complex - ZI de Jarry - Baie Mahault




  • 19h30 - 21h : Conference for the general public: How to voice the problem of Sargassum at the international level?


Location: University of the Antilles - Fouillole Campus - Pointe-à-Pitre

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Day 3 - Geopolitical Strategy and International Issues


  • 8h00 : Welcome of participants
    Speeches by Head of States and international organizations

  • 10h30 : Introductory speech - "The sargassum: what are the first observations? How do Caribbean territories cope? "

  • 10h50 : Presentation of the Caribbean cooperation program to fight against sargassum (INTERREG Project)


  • 13h30 : Regional and international strategies: various answers to the question of Sargassum

  • 15h30 : For a global, concerted and coordinated strategy of resilience to global climate change - Presentation of the draft of the final declaration


  • 17h30 : Presentation and signing of the final declaration


  • 18h : Closing of the conference by the Guadeloupe Region and the Ministry of Overseas Territory of France - Press Conference


  • 19h : Closing cocktail