Sunscreen Awareness Conference

Wageningen Marine Research and Boneiru Duradero are organizing a Sunscreen Awareness Conference on March 21, 2018. The conference offers stakeholders from the tourism sector on Bonaire the opportunity to learn more about the potential threats of harmful sunscreens to Bonaire’s reef. It also offers stakeholders the opportunity to share their personal views on this issue and help develop a sunscreen strategy for Bonaire.

Dr. Diana Slijkerman, from Wageningen Marine Research, will lead the conference, working towards the following objectives:

1. Share current insights about the UV-filter Oxybenzone, and the effect this sunscreen ingredient has on corals;
2. Indicate Relevancy and Urgency of harmful sunscreens to Bonaire;
3. Receive input from conference participants on how to move forward;
4. Determine a coordinated island wide effort to protect our reef on Bonaire.

MARCH 21, 2018

18.00 – 18.30 Walk in with snack buffet
18.30 – 18.50 Problem Analyses & Results of Research on Bonaire
18.50 – 19.10 Questions & Feedback
19.10 – 20.10 Brainstorm on moving forward
20.10 – 20.30 Summary of Conclusions

The conference is an invitation only event! Tourism operators can send an email to to sign up for the conference.

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