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Mr. Joseph Weekes

Mr. Joseph Weekes

Laboratory Technician

Department: CERMES


Mr. Weekes is a graduate of the MSc programme in natural Resource and Environmental Management offered by CERMES. Prior to his MSc, his main area of focus during his BSc was environmental management and Geography with a special interest in Geographic information Systems (GIS) and Ecology. Since then, his interests have expanded and now includes; coastal geomorphology and dynamics, coral reef ecology, and remote sensing. His main area of research thus far, involved the application of drone (UAV) and GIS technology in quantifying stranded sargassum seaweed in Barbados.


BSc. (UWI, St. Augustine)
MSc. (UWI, Cave Hill)

Research Areas

  • Water quality assesment
  • Coral reef assessment
  • Terrestrial/Marine field work
  • UAS Mapping

Select Publications

Weees, J., K. Baldwin and H.A. Oxenford. 2019. Testing the application of drone technologies in quantifying stranded sargassum seaweed. 39th Scientific Conference of the Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean (AMLC), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 20-24 May.

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