Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA)

Trinidad and Tobago

Introducing the IMA

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The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) was established by Act of Parliament No. 15 of 1976 (Chap. 37:01) of the Laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (1980) following negotiation of an agreement signed in 1974 between the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the United Nations through its Executing Agency, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Institute is mandated to collect, analyse and disseminate data relating to the economic, technological, environmental, social and legal development in marine affairs generally, and to formulate and implement specific programmes and projects to achieve the overall objectives.

The IMA responds to technical enquiries from Government Ministries/Agencies, and from the private sector and makes recommendations on matters falling within its purview. Criteria and policy guidelines for marine and coastal resource planning and management which can contribute to economic growth are also provided.

The IMA also co-ordinates the Caribbean Community Ocean Sciences Network (CCOSNET) and is the designated satellite remote sensing centre for the Commonwealth Caribbean.

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Mailing address:
Institute of Marine Affairs
PO Box 3160
Carenage Post Office
Trinidad and Tobago

Tel: (809)-634-4291/4
Fax: (809)-634-4433

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Institute of Marine Affairs
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