September 28, 2020

CCMI hosts events to mark World Ocean Day

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The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) invites friends of all ages to join in two exciting events – a March for the Ocean and a Reefs Go Live broadcast at the Camana Bay Cinema, on Saturday, 9th June 2018. While World Oceans Day is on 8th June annually, hosting these events on the Saturday will […]

Little Cayman: CCMI launches competition to win class trips for Marine Ecology Course

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A chance to attend a residential Marine Ecology Course in Little Cayman with the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)? Yes please! Since 2009, more than 600 primary school students across the Cayman Islands have participated in this immersive three-day, two-night field trip to Little Cayman. Course participants live at the CCMI Research Centre and learn […]

Cayman Marathon Man HAINES 2nd!

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Marathons and volcanoes challenge appeal for CCMI update A significant donation of CI$15,000 from “Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited” together with contributions from DART Cayman and Jacques Scott to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) appeal set Derek Haines off with a happy heart at the Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, marathon on the 30th April. Derek (68) […]

Cayman Islands: Marathons, Volcanoes and an Iron Man for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)

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This year, again with the backing of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, 68 years old veteran fund-raiser and marathon runner Derek Haines will be running 3 marathons and climbing 2 volcanoes with the hope of raising CI$50K for the CCMI.  The CCMI has developed a pilot project that will transform how we teach children […]

Young Caymanians learn sea skills at CCMI

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Caymanians have always depended on the sea. The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman is working to ensure that young Caymanians continue to appreciate and can earn a living through better understanding Cayman’s marine environment and how it is so connected to life here. In 2012, CCMI launched the Young Environmental Leadership Course […]

Cayman Islands: Caribbean Marine Institute’s reefs go live

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Taking classrooms underwater is the objective of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s latest educational initiative. Designed to let any student, regardless of location or physical ability, experience the wonders of life under the ocean’s surface, ReefsGoLive is CCMI’s latest initiative to promote ocean literacy and ultimately to create more stewards of the oceans, without them […]

Cayman Islands: Protecting coral reefs – Conyers and CCMI

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More of Cayman’s coral reefs are being protected thanks to Conyers Dill & Pearman joining forces with the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) for the annual Festival of Seas, a celebration of the extensive research and education work undertaken by CCMI. Conyers have selected the Central Caribbean Marine Institute as a local not-for-profit to support […]

Fly Like an Eagle Ray!

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CAYMAN AIRWAYS MILES AHEAD PROGRAMME The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is enrolled as a charity in the Cayman Airways Miles Ahead Programme. This program allows for flyer miles to be donated to CCMI to be used for items including: airline tickets to raffle or for silent auctions, travel for local students in education programs, speakers […]

Cayman Islands Marine Institute is expanding

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From Caribbean Journal A major Caribbean marine institute is expanding One of the Caribbean’s leading marine research centers is expanding. The United States’ The National Science Foundation has provided a facilities grant to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s research center in Little Cayman. The funding is expected to improve operations capacity and the overall outputs […]

CCMI Research May 28-June 12

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From Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI CCMI recently welcomed a group of eight undergraduate students participating in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. This eight week long program is funded by the National Science Foundation, and gives select undergraduate students the opportunity to design and complete their own independent research project under the guidance of […]