International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

University of the West Indies, Centre for Marine Sciences , Jamaica

The University of the West Indies (Mona) has a long history of research and graduate training in the marine sciences. The Centre for Marine Sciences (CMS) brings together marine scientists, based in diverse departments, as a multi-disciplinary group, able to work together on the complex environmental and social issues related to the development of coastal and marine resources. The Centre for Marine Sciences conducts and facilitates research in the marine environment of Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, exploring the presence and status of coastal and marine species and resources while providing sound environmental advice to Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations. In an attempt to get islandwide coverage of marine and coastal issues, the Centre conducts research at new locations while continuing to monitor known sites using a balance of pure and applied research.