Erik Meesters

First name: 

Erik

Last name: 

Meesters

CV: 

no cv yet

Main field of expertise: 

Marine Conservation

Specialized in: 

Biodiversity
Conservation
Coral/reef
Ecology
Environmental impact assessment

Geographic region: 

Caribbean

Name of organisation: 

IMARES

Type of organisation: 

University

Main project your organisation is involved with, in relation to (sub)tropical biodiversity: 

Saba Bank research; Caribbean Netherlands Policy supporting research, TEEB Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba; EIA's; fisheries and coral reef monitoring; european projects FORCE, CARIBSAT, CARIPES

Good practices your organisation could share on tropical and subtropical sustainable biodiversity management: 

Topic: 

fisheries

Purpose: 

monitoring and sustainable fisheries

Methodology implemented: 

stereo video assessments using baited underwater video recording.

Existing results: 

monitoring data and policy advice reports

Topic: 

coral reef conservation

Purpose: 

assessment, design of monitoring programs, analysis and reporting; MPA mgt support and capacity building

Good practice & policies your organisation suggests/desires on (sub) tropical biodiversity management.: 

Topic: 

Good government

Topic: 

Enforcement of regulations

Indicate info on projects dealing with socio-econ. valuation of biodiversity your organisation has been involved in/aware of.: 

Topic: 

TEEB Bonaire

Topic: 

TEEB Saba and Statia