Research and Outreach
CERMES has a proud history of collaboration with regional and international partners through various research projects primarily in the Caribbean. Below is a list of Active Projects and a few which have reached their completion.

 
Current activities
The BIOPAMA programme is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group which is financially supported by the European Union’s 10th European Development Fund (EDF) and jointly implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the EC’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). The programme aims to address threats to biodiversity in  ACP countries, while reducing poverty in communities in and around protected areas by improving data availability and developing capacity to strengthen protected area management.

To better cater to the uniqueness of each region, regional observatories were established. The Caribbean Protected Area Gateway (Caribbean Gateway) was established for the Caribbean region
 
   
Socio-economic Monitoring for Coastal Management (SocMon) is a global initiative of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA-Marine), Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The initiative is being implemented at the global and regional levels with the goal of establishing socio-economic coastal and marine monitoring programmes globally at the site level. CERMES is the regional SocMon node for the English-speaking Caribbean.
 
   
Water-aCCSIS is a regional initiative that is contributing to the improvement of water management and climate change adaptation of Caribbean states and the development of adaptive management strategies that will balance the sustainability of ecosystems and societal needs. The University of the West Indies (UWI) - Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES),
the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), are collaborating to build the scientific knowledge base and expand research capacity within the Caribbean.
 
   
The Gender In Fisheries Team (GIFT) is a research team led by The University of the West Indies (UWI)- Center for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES). It seeks to facilitate and support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines), particularly the sub-section on Gender Equality, in member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).
 
   
Lion Fish Lion Fish mitigation
In response to the arrival of Lion Fish in the territorial waters of Barbados, the local maritime community has banded together and formed a campaign to mitigate the threat this invasive species poses to the marine environment.
Please visit the Barbados-Lion Fish Community Facebook page for more information.
 
   
Conset Bay Pilot Project - and its surrounding communities are situated on the East coast of Barbados in the parish of St. John and lie on the southern boundary of the National Park Land Use Plan for Barbados (Physical Development Plan 2003).

In an effort to upscale sustainable resource management in the area, UNEP and the Ministry of Environment and Drainage of Barbados, in conjunction with CERMES are cooperating on a pilot project entitled “Upscaling Sustainable Resource Management in Coastal Watershed Communities of Barbados’ National Park and System of Open Space
 
   
F.O.R.C.E Project Logo FORCE
Please visit the main site for this project at:
http://force-project.eu/
 
   
Completed Activities
Too Big to Ignore (TBTI) is a global research network and knowledge mobilization partnership on small scale fisheries (SSF).
 
   
The Community-based Coral Reef Monitoring and Management Project seeks to build capacity at the community level to support identification and analysis of the problems facing coral reefs within the Folkestone Marine reserve and the development and implementation of community-level strategies to combat the existing impacts.
 
   
MPA Governace - Developing adaptive capacity for MPA governance in the eastern Caribbean is essential for sustainable biodiversity conservation and livelihoods, taking social and ecological uncertainties, including climate change, into account. The focus of this research project is to facilitate beneficial changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices.
 
   
LME Governance - The Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) Governance Framework is based on linked policy cycles at multiple levels, from local to international. The cycles may vary in nature at various levels and from location to location. However, they must be complete in order for there to be effective governance at the level or location in question.
 
   

CLME
Please visit the main site for this project at:
http://www.clmeproject.org/
 

 
   
MARSIS Logo MARSIS - The Grenadines Marine Resource Space-use Information System (MarSIS) brings together a variety of social, economic and environmental information drawn from both scientific and local knowledge into a single information system.
Please visit the main site for this project at:
http://www.grenadinesmarsis.com/