Solar panels. Image: Emily
Energy

Caymanian company to provide Antigua and Barbuda with renewable energy systems

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has signed a contract with Caymanian company GreenTech Solar for the installation of renewable energy systems that will provide about 10% of the country’s energy needs: A Cayman Islands solar company has signed a US$20 million deal to bring renewable energy to a small …

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Energy

Renewable energy use increases in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman’s chief electricity supplier reports that in the first quarter of 2018, their use of renewable energy has increased 250% over the same period last year: As Caribbean Utilities Company published its financial results for the first quarter of 2018 this week, Grand Cayman’s power provider has also revealed …

Nassau Grouper. Image credit: Stephanie Archer, Oregon State University
Biodiversity

Scientists use facial recognition technology to track grouper populations in the Cayman Islands

Scientists in the Cayman Islands recently began using facial recognition technology to monitor Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) during their spawning season: The methods used to count the grouper at aggregation sites have become ever more sophisticated. This year, scientists used a mix of “floy tagging” – counting the prevalence of …

Coral reef restoration. Image via: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Event

Event: Central Caribbean Marine Institute Reef Lecture Series

As part of their activities to celebrate the third International Year of the Reef, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in the Cayman Islands, is launching a Reef Lecture Series. The first talk in the series will take place on February 8: Coral Reef Restoration in the Cayman Islands: Past, …

Coral reef, Cayman Islands. Image credit: Twilight Zone Expedition Team 2007, NOAA-OE
Biodiversity

Cayman Islands Brewery supports coral reef conservation

The Cayman Islands Brewery is partnering with the Central Caribbean Marine Institute to reduce waste and its impacts on coral reefs: The Central Caribbean Marine Institute has partnered with the Cayman Islands Brewery to promote a “Zero Impact” on local coral reefs initiative. For every case of Cayman Islands Brewery …