New Facilities and the Future
The Government, private sector and citizens have all become more environmentally conscious. As a result, greater demands have been made on the IMA to provide information and inform policy on marine and environmental matters. To meet these demands, the Institute of Marine Affairs will build on traditional strengths while becoming more flexible and responsive. Research programmes are being strengthened through the recruitment of research staff; some buildings, inherited from the years when Chaguaramas served as a military base during the Second World War (1939-1945) are being replaced. The first phase of the building exercise – the research facility – was completed in January 2010. Research staff began moving into the new facility in February 2010.