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Welcome to the Institute of Marine Affairs Conducting groundbreaking marine research Formulating projects that promote marine health

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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.

Information Centre: Library

Public Notice

In compliance with guidelines established by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA)'s Library is taking heightened precautions to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).   The IMA Library is closed to public walk-ins further notice.  In order to continue an uninterrupted delivery of our information service, as far as possible, a virtual library/information service has been implemented.  All such information requests can be e-mailed to  Persons may also seek more information in the Library section of our website
We apologize for any inconvenience and take this opportunity to extend our very best wishes to you and yours for continued health and wellbeing.