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STRI Talks Panama

Panama Bay Hydromedusae: small, elegant, and misunderstood

April 12, 2023

We hope to identify the different species of hydromedusae and their relationship with seasonal upwelling in the coastal waters of the Bay of Panama.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

STRI special events, March 2023

March 31, 2023

Guide training at Punta Culebra, Bahia Almirante Symposium, Crassulacean Acid Metabolism workshop, A Call for Ambition and more.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The S/Y Eugen Siebold arrives in Panama

March 30, 2023

A new collaboration between STRI and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry will make a research vessel available to researchers, educators and marine policy makers working in the Tropical Eastern Pacific.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Commitments, partnerships, and hope: The Smithsonian at the Our Ocean Conference in Panama

March 20, 2023

The 8th Our Ocean Conference concluded with 341 commitments worth nearly $20 billion, including the expansion of Banco Volcán Managed Resources Area in the Panamanian Caribbean that led Panama to protect over 54% of its oceans.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Ana K. Spalding Named Founding Director of the Adrienne Arsht Community-Based Resilience Solutions Initiative

March 14, 2023

As the first marine- and coastal- policy expert to join STRI’s marine staff scientists, Panamanian Ana K. Spalding will work with coastal communities to understand what knowledge is needed to foster wellbeing for both oceans and people.

Our Ocean Panama

Sustainability and resilience in the Eastern Tropical Pacific: What will it take?

March 09, 2023

At the 2023 Our Ocean Conference in Panama (Mar. 2-3), STRI and partners welcomed John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and representatives of civil society, philanthropy and science sectors to celebrate a regional initiative to protect the Tropical Eastern Pacific.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Panama protects over 54% of its oceans with the expansion of Banco Volcán

March 02, 2023

This action will help the country mitigate climate change, protect Panama's deep-sea marine-mountain environments, and safeguard wildlife from human intervention.

STRI Panama

Education for Sustainable Development: more of the same or the same but different?

February 28, 2023

What role do civil society institutions play in achieving SDG 4?

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Bacurú Drõa: How well do Emberá indigenous communities conserve old growth forests in Darien, Panamá?

February 15, 2023

Existing conservation policies rarely reward local people who care for old-growth forests. In this study, Indigenous Emberá residents worked with scientists to show how, through their sustainable lifestyle in communities established during the 1960’s-1980’s in one of Central America’s most pristine, old-growth forests, they act as custodians, conserving this, shared space.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Purpose and Chance in the Making of an Academic Career (Or, at least, in my academic career)

February 07, 2023

Personal happiness, that is success, don't measure it in terms of accumulation of goods, measure it in accumulation of satisfaction.

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