Tag: Central Caribbean Marine Institute

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 literacy and ultimately create more stewards of the oceans, without anyone even getting […]

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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 and light as well as […]

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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 local non-profit to support this year, with […]

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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 science and education to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies […]

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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 people spent three days at CCMI’s Little Cayman […]

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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, WCPA provides strategic advice, working with governments and other […]

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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 international scientific projects, and at CCMI’s Little Cayman Research Centre, he has installed environmental […]

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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 of fields.

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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 UK Darwin Initiative. His research has unraveled […]

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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 “Rising Sea Levels in the Indian Ocean: […]

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Prince Edward praises CCMI during recent visit

Prince Edward praises CCMI during recent visit

| 16/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As part of their visit to the Cayman Islands, Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, spent time at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to tour the facility for which he participated in the groundbreaking in 2003. The prince has previously visited the facility three […]

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Prince Edward presents CCMI award to Cayman attorney

Prince Edward presents CCMI award to Cayman attorney

| 14/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): During his brief visit to Little Cayman Sunday, 6 March, Prince Edward presented the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) CORAL (Commitment, Outreach, Respect, and Leadership) Award to attorney Chris Humphries for his years of commitment to the institute and its work. The award is presented to an individual or organisation for outstanding contributions to […]

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Disney Conservation Fund to support CCMI’s coral gardening

Disney Conservation Fund to support CCMI’s coral gardening

| 08/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has been awarded a US$25,000 grant from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) to support CCMI’s efforts to regenerate and restore the ecologically important but critically endangered staghorn coral in Little Cayman. Since the Little Cayman coral nursery was established in 2012, the Cayman Islands Department of Environment has approved […]

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Funds pledged for CCMI research

Funds pledged for CCMI research

| 22/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local law firm has announced its financial support for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) long-term monitoring programme (LAMP) and major maintenance of their Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS2). Stuarts Walkers Hersant Humphries, which has pledged $15,000 to CCMI, has been a major contributor to the local not-for-profit with chairman Andrew Hersant and […]

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Grant aids efforts to fight lionfish

Grant aids efforts to fight lionfish

| 15/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The continuing battle against lionfish invasion has received a boost with a grant awarded to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to support its WILD programme (Whole-Island Lionfish Defence). In addition, as part of ongoing efforts to get rid of the harmful fish, Little Cayman is hosting the Second Annual Little Cayman Lionfish […]

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