ACS hands over drones to the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA)

ACS Secretary General, Rodolfo Sabonge, officially handed over to the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) Corporate Secretary, Cyril Best, drones that will be used to monitor coastal areas, which contributes to the collection of data on land degradation as part of the Sandy Shorelines project being implemented in conjunction with the Korean Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Present at the ceremony were the ACS Director of Disaster Risk Reduction, Environment and Caribbean Sea, Ana Ramirez, the Sandy Shorelines Project Manager, Colin Jack, the First Secretary of the Korean Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Jinwoo Jung, along with Merrisa Chung. Rectrix Drone Services Limited, represented by Anthony Viera, provided these drones to the ACS.

About the ACS

The Association of Caribbean States is the organization for consultation, cooperation and concerted action in trade, transport, sustainable tourism and natural disasters in the Greater Caribbean. Its Member States are Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. Its Associate Members are Aruba, Curacao, (France on behalf of French Guiana, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin ), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Sint Maarten, (The Netherlands on behalf of Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius ), Turks and Caicos.