Tag: Central Caribbean Marine Institute

CCMI begins healthy reef campaign

CCMI begins healthy reef campaign

| 18/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Following on from last year’s International Year of the Reef outreach efforts, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has launched its “Healthy Reefs” campaign. Throughout 2019, CCMI will work to “spread the love for healthy reefs” to a variety of audiences comprising watersports and dive operators, students, teachers, tourists and general members […]

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CCMI offers new virtual reef lessons

CCMI offers new virtual reef lessons

| 14/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is bringing back its Reefs Go Live programme, which originally launched last year, that provides a virtual underwater experience in real time. Marine scientists on “live dives” in Little Cayman will bring the ocean directly into the classroom.

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CCMI raffles gala tickets

CCMI raffles gala tickets

| 16/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is raffling two tickets to its Festival of Seas Awards and Gala fundraiser, set for 3 November. Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and globally recognised advocate on water issues, will deliver the keynote address at the event.

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CCMI internships for budding ocean scientists

CCMI internships for budding ocean scientists

| 18/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently secured a three-year grant to support young local students who are interested in the ocean sciences. The new Ocean Science Scholars programme, funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, includes two internship awards per year for students about to embark on […]

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Vote for People’s Choice in marine conservation

Vote for People’s Choice in marine conservation

| 31/08/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) will recognise exceptional contributors to local marine conservation efforts

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CCMI celebrates World Oceans Day

CCMI celebrates World Oceans Day

| 28/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has organised two events to mark World Oceans Day. Celebrated annually on 8 June, the local commemoration is planned for Saturday 9 June, in the hopes of enabling greater involvement. A March for the Ocean will start at 1pm at Royal Palms on Seven Mile Beach […]

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Students can win field trip to CCMI

Students can win field trip to CCMI

| 14/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three classes from government primary schools will win a trip to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to attend a residential marine ecology course in the fall of 2018. During the three-day, two-night field trip participants will live at CCMI and learn firsthand about the oceans.

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CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

| 24/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Research Institute (CCMI) recently hosted a first-of-its-kind workshop and webinar dedicated to sharing information across the region on how to manage the threat posed by the invasive lionfish. The session, “Bridging the Gap to Improve Lionfish Management”, aimed to move the issue from a local level to one that […]

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CCMI to recognise champions of the ocean

CCMI to recognise champions of the ocean

| 06/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has launched its Ocean Awards, with nominations open in a range of categories aiming to recognise both individuals and companies committed to improving the health of the marine environment. The awards, part of the nonprofit organisation’s 20th anniversary celebrations this year, are being introduced as the […]

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CCMI to hold webinar on lionfish

CCMI to hold webinar on lionfish

| 03/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of International Year of the Reef (IYOR) outreach efforts, on 19 April the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) aims to engage both local and global audiences through live streaming of an upcoming workshop focusing on lionfish-management work throughout the Caribbean. The event will be held at the National Gallery of […]

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Haines ends marathon year with boost to CCMI

Haines ends marathon year with boost to CCMI

| 08/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Derek Haines, Cayman’s remarkable fundraiser, completed a year of raising money for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) by taking part in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon Sunday, 3 December. He ended his 2017 “Volcanoes and Marathons” challenge by running 26.2 miles as part of his goal to raise $50,000 to support […]

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Rotarians athletes to raise funds for CCMI

Rotarians athletes to raise funds for CCMI

| 02/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two Cayman Islands athletes, Rotarians Chris Bailey and Derek Haines, are gearing up to raise CI$50,000 for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s new virtual live programme. Bailey is competing in the Ironman Florida on 4 November at Panama City Beach. Then, on 3 December Haines, who just turned 69, will be taking […]

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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 30 April in Guatemala, he returned to that country last month to […]

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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 Butterfield Bank along with contributions […]

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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, will first run a marathon 30 April at Lake Atitlan, […]

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