About Us: Mission

The mission of CERMES is to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the Caribbean region by:
  • Providing graduate students with advanced training in policies, mechanisms and techniques for sustainable use and management of natural resources;
  • Conducting research that is relevant to natural resource and environmental management
  • Providing guidance, consultancy and professional services to regional governments, NGOs and the private sector on environmental matters;
  • Taking the lead in hosting and coordinating regional environmental initiatives and projects;
  • Heightening public awareness on matters of environmental importance through outreach activities;
  • Building capacity of civil society, private-sector and government decision-makers through short courses and training workshops;

CERMES has had a strong focus on tropical island environmental management since 1985.