Cuba science focuses on beach care and monitoring
Among the most important actions of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) in Camaguey, is the monitoring of coasts, tourist resorts and ecological reserves.
In a province with just over 20% the country's beaches, 'the challenge is to update the methodological and legal instruments for protecting coastal resources', provincial deputy delegate for CITMA Lisbet Font Vila said.
Only in Santa Lucia, the main tourist resort of Camagüey, located in the north of the territory, specialists follow the information from 47 monitoring points reporting on the characteristics of the area and the progress of erosive processes.
The determination and study of causes that bring about phenomena such as the receding of the coastline, allow specialists to act according to the protocols identified in Tarea Vida, the Cuban State's plan to deal with climate change.
According to CITMA´s reports, over 10,000 cubic meters of sand have been lost in Camaguey since 2007; however, the guidelines are accurate especially for hotels.