The purpose of CMA-2 Project is sustainable operationalization of an online digital “Caribbean Marine Atlas” technology platform in support of Integrated Coastal Zone Management - ICZM (with special attention to: coastal hazards, climate change, biodiversity & habitats, fisheries, landbased sources of pollution) and Ecosystem-based Management for CLME. The platform will be piloted in selected countries for regional and national-level consultation and decision-making. Training, awareness building and dissemination activities will be conducted. The CMA2 project builds upon the experience and lessons learnt in the CMA1 and SPINCAM Projects.
The project is executed through the IOC/UNESCO with the financial support of the Government of Flanders and the coordination of the Marine and Coastal Research Institute “José Benito Vives De Andréis” - INVEMAR.
The project aims to cover the Caribbean region, and as a result encompasses the Greater and Lesser Antilles and the sections of Central, South and North America that border the Caribbean Sea.
The direct beneficiaries of the CMA-2 Project are national (pilot countries) and regional-level advisors, decision-makers and managers linked to the governance bodies and institutions/units with a stake in the management and use of coastal resources.
Physical Environment, Biodiversity and Ecosystems, Protected Areas, Socioeconomics Issues, Hazards, Indicators, Fisheries, Climate Change, ICZM and Environment.
This collaborative initiative will contribute to building a tool to help strengthen the capacity of information services and marine - coastal participating countries.
Caribbean Countries interested in participating in the CMA2 Project have been invited to submit expressions of interest. They can do it via direct correspondence to project coordinator (INVEMAR). Join us http://www.caribbeanmarineatlas.net