US Virgin Islands • Matt Davies
Matt Davies is originally from Caerphilly, Wales, but immigrated to the United States in 2018. He received a BSc in Zoology from Cardiff University in 2012 and an MSc in Marine Environmental Management from the University of York in 2017.
Davies will work with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources at the St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP). He will lead the Responsible Boating Initiative, which aims prevent the negative impacts of boaters on STXEEMP’s natural resources, by working closely with the Department of Environmental Enforcement to develop an efficient system of monitoring mooring and anchoring within the territory, and through outreach programs within the boating community. Additionally, with the arrival of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) in the USVI in January 2019, he will coordinate the St. Croix SCTLD Strike Team to facilitate the early detection and response to the disease in St. Croix's waters.