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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.

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Our Programmes

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 Research Officers

Dr Darryl Banjoo
Dr. Darryl Banjoo

Deputy Director, and Research Officer

Dr Farahnaz Solomon
Dr. Farahnaz Solomon

Research Officer, Marine Biologist

Ms Nikia Gooding
Ms. Nikia Gooding

Research Officer, Geographic Information Systems

Ms Ruqayyah Thompson
Ms. Ruqayyah Thompson

Research Officer, Geographic Information Systems

Mr Sheldon Ramoutar
Mr. Sheldon Ramoutar

Research Officer, Geographic Information Systems

Mrs Wendy Nelson
Mrs. Wendy Nelson

Research Officer, Geographic Information Systems

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.
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Marine Educational Centre

IMA Outreach Programme

Our Library

IMA Librarian - Ms Lorraine Barrow

Our Community Symposium

Mr Hayden Alexander

Beyond the Blue: Season IV

Ms Carter-Fisher, IMA Chief Information Officer
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