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IMA & CARIRI Collaborate to Promote Caribbean Growth and Development

Port of Spain The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) pool their institutional talent, resources, and technical expertise to support and promote economic growth and development in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.  Both entities solidified this commitment via the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at CARIRI’s head office located at the St. Augustine campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) on November 16th., 2023.  Dr Ava Maxam, Director IMA, and Mr. Hans-Erich Schulz, Chief Executive Officer CARIRI signing Memorandum of Understanding With Research and Development (R&D) at the core of the entities’ mandate, the IMA,...

Consortium of Civil Society Launched in Support of the Spaw Programme of the Cartagena Convention

Press Release Oranjestad, Aruba (October 10, 2023)--The SPAW Consortium, a network of civil society organizations and experts allied in their support of biodiversity protection in the Wider Caribbean Region, was officially launched on October 4, 2023, at the 17th Meeting of Parties of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) or Cartagena Convention. The Cartagena Convention is a regional legal agreement for the protection of the Caribbean Sea adopted in Cartagena, Colombia on 24 March 1983 and entered into force on 11 October 1986. The Convention is supported by three technical agreements or Protocols on Oil...

Memorandum of Understand between the Institute of Marine Affairs and GAMMA. Dr. Ava Maxam and Pavel Morales Diaz. Pennlope Beckles, Dr. Rahanna Juman

IMA, and Cuban firm Inversiones GAMMA, sign MOU for Technical Corporation

For Immediate Release 19th October 2023  Port of Spain - The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) is set to expand its research capabilities in the areas of coastal engineering, water resource management and other related fields, to address the challenges facing the marine and coastal regions.  The IMA, on Thursday 12th. October 2023, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cuban firm INVERSIONES GAMMA S.A.  The Cuban firm is a government entity reporting to the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment of the Republic of Cuba The MOU allows both parties to share technical expertise for sustainable marine and coastal management. ...

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The restoration journey continues, Project MARIN proceeds for another five years.  

Media release: September 11, 2023  The MARIN Tobago pilot brings needed attention to endangered coral reefs and seagrass meadows. The report on the pilot phase indicates the way forward for the next five years.   The Institute of Marine Affairs’ coral and seagrass restoration project, MARIN, has passed through a successful pilot phase and is now set to enter the main phase with support from bpTT.  Based on the success of the pilot project, bpTT has committed US$1 million in grant funding to support a 5-year work programme with the IMA to further their work in coral reef and seagrass restoration across Tobago, working in partnership with NGOs,...

New Fisheries Legislation Poised to Promote Sector Growth and Protection

PRESS RELEASE February 28, 2023, Port of Spain – New fisheries legislation will strengthen domestic fisheries management, giving the state agencies more responsibilities and powers to protect the industry. This from the Minister of Planning and Development, the Honourable Penelope Beckles-Robinson who delivered the feature address at a Prize Giving Ceremony on Friday 24th February 2023 to recognise eleven (11) winners of the Beyond the Blue: From the Ocean to our Tables public education challenge, an initiative of the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and Republic Bank through the Power to Make a Difference programme. Delivering the feature address, the Honourable Minister said, the domestic fisheries...