When Nutrients Become Pollution
Growing up in a Caribbean household one will often hear the phrase ‘too much of a good thing, is a...
Shifts Along Our Sandy Shores
Beaches remain the main attraction of tourists to the Greater Caribbean. For small island nation states, tourism accounts for an...
Groundwater: out of Sight but not out of Mind
By Aleisha Dennie, Institute of Marine Affairs If compelled to, what aspect of our lifestyle do you think we can sustain...
What Do We Do
The Environmental Quality Programme (EQP) conducts research to determine water, sediment, biota quality in the coastal and marine environment. This includes monitoring of pollutants such as nutrients, heavy metals, bacteria, and hydrocarbons. Data generated from these tests provide information on the effectiveness of pollution reduction strategies and mitigation control, and assist in the interpretation of pollutant effects on natural systems by identifying possible sources, and impacts such as bioaccumulation and eutrophication.
A Survey of Bacteriological water quality at the coastline from Bonasse to Fullerton
Coastal Conservation Project: An Assessment of the Coral Reefs of Tobago
Final Report: Heavy metal distribution in water and sediments in the Caura/Tacarigua catchment of the Caroni river basin
Final Report: The investigation and fingerprinting analysis of an oil spill in the Gulf of Paria
Heavy metal distribution in coastal sediments of Trinidad and Tobago