Open Science: Climate Change & Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Panel Discussion by FST + more

Event Date(s): 08/11/2019

Location: UWI St. Augustine, Institute of International Relations (IIR), Lecture Room 1

Join the Faculty of Science & Technology (FST), Trinidad & Tobago National Commission for UNESCO and UWI STA Model UN Club for an interdisciplinary Panel Discussion in commemoration of World Science Day on November 8 at from 10am to noon Lecture Room 1, Institute of International Relations.

The discussion will center on the theme, Open Science: Climate Change and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). What Can We Do?

Learn about the unique challenges Trinidad and Tobago and SIDS face due to climate change and natural disasters. To register your interest in attending, please email laura.rambaran-seepersad@sta.uwi.edu.

About The Panel Discussion

Open Sciences represents a new approach to the scientific prices based on cooperative work and new ways of diffusing knowledge by using digital technologies and new collaborative tools.

It focuses on extending the principles of openness to the whole research cycle, fostering sharing and collaboration as early as possible thus entailing a systemic change to the way sciences and research is done.

Small Island Developing States including islands like Trinidad and Tobago face unique challenges. Among these challenges is their vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters, loss of land in low-lying coastal areas and damage of ecosystem services and livelihoods. Intertwined with the adverse effects of climate change are other trends such as population growth, water scarcity and globalisation; the critical questions that arise are: What can we do? What mitigating strategies can we employ? How can we increase resilience in order to confront the challenges faced by Trinidad and Tobago and SIDs? This panel discussion aims to:

  • Highlight the specific challenges faced by Trinidad and Tobago and Tobago and SIDs
  • Explore appropriate solutions through interdisciplinary dialogues and perspectives from across the UWI community


Admission:Free, RSVP required

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |