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Tag: Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Haines scales two volcanoes in aid of CCMI

Haines scales two volcanoes in aid of CCMI

| 10/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s marathon man and champion fundraiser Derek Haines is well into his next effort – raising $50,000 for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) reef research project by climbing two volcanoes and running three marathons this year. After finishing a marathon [...]

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Haines completes first challenge in CCMI fundraiser

Haines completes first challenge in CCMI fundraiser

| 17/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Derek Haines finished second in his age group at last month’s Lake Atitlan marathon in Guatemala, a challenge he took up as part of fundraising efforts in support of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI). Haines, 68, ran knowing he already had a pledge of $15,000 from But [...]

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Derek Haines tackles marathons and volcanoes for CCMI

Derek Haines tackles marathons and volcanoes for CCMI

| 31/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Veteran fundraiser Derek Haines will be running three marathons and climbing two volcanoes this year to raise $50,000 for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), which has developed a pilot project that will transform how children are taught about the ocean. Haines, 68, wil [...]

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CCMI reports record 2016

CCMI reports record 2016

| 14/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) report looking at the organisation’s accomplishments in 2016 indicates it was a banner year for scientific publications and presentations at international scientific conferences, while educational occupancy and the Festival of Seas fund [...]

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Young Caymanians learn sea skills at CCMI

Young Caymanians learn sea skills at CCMI

| 08/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): In December, a group of 11 young men took part in the latest Young Environmental Leadership Course (YELC), a programme established in 2012 by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to teach high school students how to be good environmental stewards in their [...]

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CCMI launches virtual reef education

CCMI launches virtual reef education

| 09/01/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is taking classrooms underwater as its latest educational initiative. Designed to let any student, regardless of location or physical ability, experience the wonders of life under the ocean’s surface, ReefsGoLive aims to promote ocean [...]

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CCMI researches best conditions for coral

CCMI researches best conditions for coral

| 21/12/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman has begun a study on why some corals are resilient and others are in decline. The research will focus on improving the methods of coral restoration so that corals will begin reproducing in the wild. Data on temperature [...]

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Community encouraged to celebrate CCMI

Community encouraged to celebrate CCMI

| 17/10/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) annual Festival of Seas, a celebration of the extensive research and education work the organisation undertakes, is set for 3 December, boosted by the support of a local law firm. Conyers Dill & Pearman has selected CCMI as the [...]

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CCMI receives NSF grant to fund expansion

CCMI receives NSF grant to fund expansion

| 02/08/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided a facilities grant to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) Little Cayman Research Centre that will significantly improve operations capacity and overall output. Both the NSF and CCMI have missions to foster the integration of sci [...]

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Prep students impressed by CCMI trip

Prep students impressed by CCMI trip

| 01/08/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): At Cayman Prep and High School’s end-of-year ceremony held in June, more than half of the year six students pointed to their participation in the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) marine ecology course when asked to recall their most important memory of primary school. The young [...]

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CCMI joins world environmental body

CCMI joins world environmental body

| 28/07/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has been admitted as a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), a subdivision of a larger environmental network – the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). With more than 2,500 members and spanning 140 countries [...]

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NOAA reef-health expert joins CCMI team

NOAA reef-health expert joins CCMI team

| 06/07/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Dr Karsten Shein, a climatologist with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been awarded a Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) research fellowship to help the organisation in its work understanding reef health. Dr Shein has led several major internationa [...]

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CCMI makes waves with coral research

CCMI makes waves with coral research

| 02/05/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) recently presented their findings on Cayman’s marine ecosystems at the 45th Benthic Ecology Meeting in Portland, Maine. From 16-19 March, the annual conference welcomed more than 400 top marine ecologists and benthic researchers from a variety o [...]

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CCMI hires coral restoration expert

CCMI hires coral restoration expert

| 12/04/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Dr Steve Whalan recently joined the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) as a Senior Research Scientist with expertise in coral reef ecology. Dr Whalan brings a vast amount of knowledge and skills to CCMI, an institute that has won awards through the National Science Foundation and the U [...]

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Sri Lanka research may help mitigate impact of rising seas

Sri Lanka research may help mitigate impact of rising seas

| 18/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Carrie Manfrino, the president of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute who last year was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to research rising sea levels, is investigating how that issue affects Sri Lanka and potentially use what she learns to help the Cayman Islands. The study is looking at [...]

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