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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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Below The Blue

Exploring the Caribbean Deep and harnessing its benefits

Distinguished Lecture and Panel Discussion
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Beyond the Blue

Season 3 Episode 1

Introduction to Beyond the Blue Season III;
Theme-Ocean Literacy

For the next twenty-four weeks, the Institute of Marine Affairs brings you all things marine and ocean in a bid to improve your ocean literacy.  What’s ocean literacy you ask? Join us to find out more.

‘Beyond the Blue’ is a radio broadcast of the Institute of Marine Affairs.
Sponsored by the Power to Make a Difference Programme of the Republic Bank Limited

Meet Our Title Sponsor

The Beyond the Blue Marine Radio Series.


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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.

Public Notice

The Institute of Marine Affairs will be temporarily closing office until 23rd May 2021. 

For urgent matters, please contact Dr. Rahanna Juman, Director (Ag.) at or

or at telephone # 722 3777