Coral reef, Grenada. Image credit: Karli Drinkwater
Oceans

Innovative research in Grenada demonstrates how coral reef restoration improves coastal resilience

Recently published research from Grenada demonstrates how healthy coral reefs help protect coastlines from flooding and erosion: Working in Grenville Bay, Grenada, the researchers showed that degradation of coral reefs is directly linked to shoreline erosion and coastal flooding in parts of the bay. The study, published February 1 in …

Bouillante geothermal plant, Guadeloupe. Image © OECS.
Energy

Geothermal energy “holds real promise” for the Eastern Caribbean

In an article on the London School of Economics website, Judith Ephraim of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, writes about the prospects for geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean region: Though there is currently just one operational geothermal plant in the Caribbean, on the French island …

Grand Anse beach, Grenada. Image credit: Wayne Hsieh.
Biodiversity

Grenada officially declares the Grand Anse Marine Protected Area

The famed Grand Anse beach is now part of Grenada’s newest Marine Protected Area (MPA): The Government of Grenada has officially launched the Grand Anse Marine Protected Area (GAMPA), which stretches from the entrance of Port Louis Marina in the north to the southernmost point of the Maurice Bishop International …

Flying fish. Image credit: John Cobb.
Fisheries

Eastern Caribbean countries participate in project to manage shared flyingfish fishery

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading several countries in projects to support sustainable management of the Eastern Caribbean flyingfish fishery: Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of subprojects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the …

Solar panels, Abu Dhabi. Image credit: gordontour
Energy
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United Arab Emirates provides funding for renewable energy development in the Caribbean

At the recently concluded 8th Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the United Arab Emirates announced its continued funding support for renewable energy development in the Caribbean: The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, valued at AED183.6 million (US$50 million), has launched its second funding cycle by establishing partnerships with …

Soufriere volcano, St. VIncent. Image credit: UWI Seismic Research Centre
Energy
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European Union and Caribbean Development Bank support geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean

The European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are partnering to provide grant funding to enable the development of 60MW of geothermal energy capacity in Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines: The project … will help geothermal energy development in the …

Peter A. Murray - Programme Manager, Fisheries Management and Development, CRFM Secretariat, lecturing to participants. Image credit: CRFM
Fisheries

Caribbean countries better equipped to fight illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing

Coast Guard and Marine Police officers in the Eastern Caribbean recently received training in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction: Twenty border control officers from six Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) completed a three-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction, organized by the Barbados-based Regional Security System …