The CCMI vision is a world with vibrant oceans and healthy coral reefs. 

The CCMI will make this vision a reality by undertaking cutting edge, impactful research and transforming this research into conservation and education initiatives which will serve to bridge the gap between knowledge and action. Their goal is to become the Caribbean’s premier marine research institute, discovering real solutions to declining ocean health.

Ocean Observatory Research

Field research institutions provide a window into a deeper understanding of trends and changes across multiple spatial and temporal scales of an ecosystem. The Little Cayman facility has provided a resource for hundreds of visiting scientists and is a location where a long-term record of oceanographic and ecological data is available.

Over the years, through an affiliation with NOAA, the CCMI have maintained a Coral Reef Early Warning System and we have continued to study the reef each year collecting ecological data to establish trends across the area.

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