Seascape Caribbean is an ecosystems and ecosystem services enhancement, development and redevelopment collaborative founded in 2008. Our work specializes in nearshore marine reef, seagrass and beach systems and spaces, though our group also work in estuarine, rivers, ponds and lakes through to more traditional terrestrial landscaping.
Novel & PROPRIETARY TECHNIQUEs
In 2004, Dr. Ross developed the buoyant mid-water line (BDL) nursery for the in situ culture of coral fragments under Jamaican conditions. A combination of the methods of Bowden-Kerby and Shafir, this system provided predictable high survivorship and high growth rates per nursery propagule or fragment, opening doors to commercial use.
Jamaican-Canadian Dr Andrew Ross has been working in the conservation of corals in Jamaica since 2002 and in the propagative culture of corals since 2004 in which he completed his Ph.D. at UWI-Mona in 2013. He has been generating, developing and teaching techniques in coral culture, enhancement, restoration and maintenance since 2006 including US patents pending and in development, and sits on the steering committee to NOAA's Coral Restoration Consortium (CRC).
Partners & Collaborators
Seascape Caribbean works as and within a collaborative of ecologists, managers, fishers, lawyers, engineers, designers, investors and others working towards a nexus of ecological and economic sustainability.