The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) was founded in 1998 and in 2006 we developed the Little Cayman Research Centre (LCRC). Our aim was to provide oceanographic facilities that support key research into coral reef stress and to conduct research at a remote site, largely unaffected by local human and development impacts. Little Cayman, the home of LCRC, harbours some of the most biologically diverse reef systems on earth. The island therefore affords rich opportunities for research to address global issues such as climate change, marine protection, fisheries management and coral reef stress.
Take a look at our new brochure to see what CCMI is all about and how you can get involved: /files/uploads/CCMI_Brochure_2013.pdf
CCMI's latest Research & Education Report is filled with exciting news! More info:/files/uploads/Research_and_Education_FINAL_LO_RES_for_web.pdf
The NSF funded Wet Lab for Climate Change and Coral Reef Stress has broken ground! For more info: http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2013/05/15/CCMI-breaks-ground-on-new-lab/
CCMI announces the highest number of local education scholarships in our history: http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2013/04/29/CCMI-awards-most-education-scholarships/
Conservation efforts receive a boost from Foster's Food Fair IGA: http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2013/02/27/Plastic-bags-aid-environment/