ABOUT

CARIBBEAN MARINE ATLAS PHASE 2 – CMA2

Purpose

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.

Atlas support (Financial/institucional)

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.

Geographic extend

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.

Target audience

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.

Marine Data included

Physical Environment, Biodiversity and Ecosystems, Protected Areas, Socioeconomics Issues, Hazards, Indicators, Fisheries, Climate Change, ICZM and Environment.

Why to participate?

This collaborative initiative will contribute to building a tool to help strengthen the capacity of information services and marine - coastal participating countries.

How to participate?

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

TEAM

CARIBBEAN MARINE ATLAS PHASE 2 – CMA2

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Francisco Arias-Isaza
General Director of INVEMAR
Director of CMA2 Project
E-mail: francisco.arias@invemar.org.co
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Paula Cristina Sierra Correa
Head of Research and Information for Marine and Coastal Management
Coordination of CMA2 Project
E-mail: paula.sierra@invemar.org.co
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Carolina Garcia Valencia
Scientific Researcher at Information Service Lab.
CMA2 Technical coordination
E-mail: carolina.garcia@invemar.org.co
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Leonardo Arias-Alemán
Professional Support at Information Service Lab.
CMA2 Database Expert
E-mail: leonardo.arias@invemar.org.co
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Felipe Valencia Ospina
Scientific Researcher at Information Service Lab.
CMA2 GIS Expert
E-mail: felipe.valencia@invemar.org.co
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Miguel Angel Ospino Martinez
Professional Support
CMA2 Web Designer
E-mail: miguel.ospino@invemar.org.co