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Beyond the Blue

From the oceans to our tables

Welcome to Season IV of Beyond the Blue: From the ocean to our tables, brought to you by the Institute of Marine Affairs and Republic Bank Limited.
The United Nations has declared this year, 2022, the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in a bid to sensitise global populations of the importance and the contribution of small scale fishers to global food security, income and livelihoods, economic development, and sustainable resource management.

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Coral Spawning in Tobago


Mountainous star coral releasing gamete (sperm/egg) bundles

Monitoring Coral Spawning in Tobago

Biodiversity & Ecology Programme

The Biodiversity Research Programme conducts fundamental and applied research on wetlands (mangroves and seagrasses), coral reefs, benthic communities...

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Fisheries & Aquaculture Programme

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Programme (F&ARP) comprises two principal thematic areas. The Fisheries programme focuses on age and growth studies...

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Oceanography & Coastal Processes Programme

Oceanography and Coastal Process (OCP) Research Programme conducts research in the following areas: oceanography/ hydrography, sedimentology, and coastal...

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Environmental Quality Programme

The Environmental Quality Programme (EQP) conducts research to determine water, sediment, biota quality in the coastal and marine environment. This includes...

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Marine Governance & Policy

The Programme provides the legal input to the IMA’s multidisciplinary research projects...

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Geomatics Unit

This Unit deals mainly with the generation, analysis and management of spatial information and provides support for research staff...

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Our Story

The Institute of Marine Affairs

We are a multi-disciplinary research organization that has been mandated to collect, analyse and disseminate information relating to the economic, technological, environmental, social and legal developments in marine affairs and to formulate and implement specific programmes/projects.


Our Mission

Fostering Research

The mission of the IMA is to conduct and foster research and to provide advice for the sustainable management of the coastal and marine areas and resources of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Organisation

Our Resources

Ensuring that you are educated about marine health: Learn more about our nation's marine ecosystems through our resource databases.