Urgent technical assistance to support CCMI’s capacity to be a
regional leader in protecting marine biodiversity and improving resilience

This project is funded by the European Union.

CCMI operates a remote marine field station, where we host year-round residential research and education programmes. As international borders relax travel rules, and Covid-19 becomes part of everyday operations, this grant will support CCMI’s adaptation and resilience to operating safely, within the context of the pandemic. This grant will enable CCMI to manage the impacts of Covid-19, by improving health and safety features of the facilities infrastructure and adapting emergency management processes, to support enhanced operational resilience, thereby supporting CCMI’s continued work on improving and protecting marine biodiversity in the Cayman Islands and wider Overseas Territories. 

The award from RESEMBID will help CCMI to adapt and strengthen our organizational capacity to support these changes.  

Improved safeguarding and hygiene via facilities, protocols and emergency management  

Adaptation is required for CCMI to become prepared and resilient to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, in a world where Covid-19 is a real and tangible threat. The grant seeks to stabilise operations in response to: 

  • virus transmission 
  • lockdown  
  • isolation  
  • interruptions in international travel 
  • cancellation of courses 

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Operating in the face of global hazards – risk & operations in a post Covid-19 world

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This project receives funding from The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity Programme (RESEMBID). RESEMBID is a €40M programme financed by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France – the development cooperation agency of the Government of France in collaboration with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). RESEMBID supports sustainable human development efforts in 12 Caribbean OCTs – Aruba, Anguilla, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Montserrat, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Barthélemy, Sint Maarten and Turks and Caicos.

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