Central Caribbean Marine Institute
N Coast Road E, Box 37 , Little Cayman, Cayman Islands KY3-2501
Coral reef research, Coral reef restoration, Marine conservation awareness and education
CCMI is dedicated to conducting and facilitating research, education, and outreach that will sustain marine diversity for future generations. They maintain a growing marine research and education facility with a resident team of staff based in Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands, focusing on the adaptation and resilience of coral reefs. Their research team conducts state-of-the-art experimental research, as well as 20+ years of monitoring and observational studies, to understand how coral ecosystems respond and evolve in the face of climate change. They develop empirically verified methods to ensure successful, complex restoration can boost wild coral populations and promote biodiversity on coral reef ecosystems, helping to restore populations of threatened coral species across the Cayman Islands. They work at education and outreach initiatives, including for local and international students.