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Monitoring of Coral Reefs

Monitoring of Coral Reefs Baseline studies on coral reefs in Tobago were conducted in the 1980’s and repeated in 2008.  Based on the recommendations from the 2008 report, a monitoring programme was developed.  This programme include a high-resolution examination of the stability of the coral...

Biodiversity & Ecology

Monitoring of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago

Monitoring of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago An inventory of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago was completed in 2001 and a monitoring programme was developed and implemented in 2002.  Seagrass growth and productivity are monitored at four sites along the northwest...

Biodiversity & Ecology

Marine Reference Collection

Marine Reference Collection The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) is the custodian of the only Marine Reference Collection in Trinidad and Tobago.  This collection is of national, regional and global significance in terms of its unique contents and relationship to world-wide taxonomic holdings.  It is...

Biodiversity & Ecology
  • All
  • Biodiversity & Ecology
  • Environmental Quality Research
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Geomatics Unit
  • Marine Chemistry
  • Oceanography and Coastal Processes
  • Partnerships Projects

Monitoring of Coral Reefs

Monitoring of Coral Reefs Baseline studies on coral reefs in Tobago were conducted in the 1980’s and repeated in 2008.  Based on the recommendations from the 2008 report, a monitoring programme was developed.  This programme include a high-resolution examination of the stability of the coral...

Biodiversity & Ecology

Monitoring of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago

Monitoring of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago An inventory of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago was completed in 2001 and a monitoring programme was developed and implemented in 2002.  Seagrass growth and productivity are monitored at four sites along the northwest...

Biodiversity & Ecology

Testing of HYDROCARBONS levels IN OYSTERS bought FROM VENDORS

Testing of Hydrocaron levels in oysters bought from vendors During 2016 there were a series of oil spills and fish kills in the Gulf of Paria. Concerns were raised by the general public on the possible contamination of fish and shell fish by hydrocarbons.  In...

Environmental Quality Research

Marine Reference Collection

Marine Reference Collection The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) is the custodian of the only Marine Reference Collection in Trinidad and Tobago.  This collection is of national, regional and global significance in terms of its unique contents and relationship to world-wide taxonomic holdings.  It is...

Biodiversity & Ecology

JUMPSTART- Greenwater Hapa-based Tilapia Fingerling Production System

JUMPSTART- Greenwater Hapa-based Tilapia Fingerling Production System The 2015-2016 Jumpstart programme was designed to support on-going activities to boost tilapia production in Trinidad through the delivery of technical advice to fish farmers and the provision of fingerlings. A hapa-based green water nursery system was implemented...

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Coastal Conservation Project for Trinidad And Tobago-COASTAL DYNAMICS

Coastal Conservation Project for Trinidad And Tobago-COASTAL DYNAMICS Beaches are dynamic coastal features which respond to storms, wind, waves, currents and tides differently dependent on its geology.  Notwithstanding the protection by reefs, beaches are generally the primary defenses for any coastal development. Sand/sediment is critical...

Oceanography and Coastal Processes

Long-term environmental monitoring of selected ‘Hot Spot’

Long-term environmental monitoring of selected ‘Hot Spot’ At a Wider Caribbean Regional Workshop on ‘Assessment of Land Based Sources of Pollution and Methodologies in Land Based Sources’ held Venezuela in 2005, representatives identified the need to establish an environmental monitoring project.  Such a project will...

Environmental Quality Research

The Assessment And Evaluation Of Rapid Microbiological Techniques For The Determination Of Bacterial Contamination In Marine Waters, Trinidad And Tobago

The Assessment And Evaluation Of Rapid Microbiological Techniques For The Determination Of Bacterial Contamination In Marine Waters, Trinidad And Tobago There is a need for rapid assessment techniques for the determination of environmental contamination.  Traditionally, faecal pollution in Trinidad and Tobago is assessed on the...

Environmental Quality Research

Genetic Analysis of Bacterial Communities from Three Coastal Environments

Genetic Analysis of Bacterial Communities from Three Coastal Environments (Coral reef, Mangrove swamp, and Seagrass bed) in Bon Accord, Tobago The micro-organisms comprising bacterial communities play an important role in the biological, geological and chemical dynamics of marine ecosystems, yet it is understudied. Microorganisms which are...

Environmental Quality Research

Caribbean Marine Atlas

Caribbean Marine Atlas The Caribbean Marine Atlas (CMA) was developed within the framework of the Ocean Data and Information Network for the Caribbean and South America (ODINCARSA) project and under the sponsorship of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO/IOC-IODE-ICAM* programmes and the...

Geomatics Unit