Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network for the Caribbean hosts Coral Reef Training Workshop in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica, 10-14 October 2017

The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)-Caribbean is organizing a regional training workshop entitled “GCRMN-Caribbean Capacity Building for Coral Reef and Human Dimensions Monitoring within the Wider Caribbean”. This takes place at the Port Royal Marine Laboratory, The University of West Indies, Jamaica, from 10 to 14 October 2017. The workshop will be opened by an official of the UN Environment Cartagena Convention Secretariat, based in Kingston, Jamaica.

The event is organized within the framework of the Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) to the Cartagena Convention with the support of the Regional Activity Centre for this Protocol (SPAW-RAC), based in Guadeloupe, and in partnership with the University of the West Indies, Mona, and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).  Partial sponsorship has been generously provided by The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), USA.

The aim of the Workshop is to build capacity for improving coral reef monitoring and improve regional cooperation and information sharing across the region. The training will be divided into two main components reflecting – 1) the current status and future trends for coral reefs in the Caribbean; and 2) the social and economic value of coral reefs to improve their future management, and decisions on the use of coastal areas.

The workshop will also raise awareness of the importance of coral reef conservation to the fisheries and tourism sectors in Jamaica and the Wider Caribbean region.

Download Brochure of Trainers and Participants here.

Download the Workshop Programme here.

For more information on the event and GCRMN-Caribbean, you can contact the following -


Event Contact
Marcia Creary Ford
Environmental Data Manager
Caribbean Coastal Data Centre
Centre for Marine Sciences
UWI, Mona Campus
Kingston 7, Jamaica WI
Tel: 876 935 8444,
Cell: 876 376 1006
SKYPE: marcia.creary

GCRMN Contact/SPAW-RAC Contact
Sophie Mjati
Project coordinator
Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife
Parc national de la Guadeloupe
97120 Saint-Claude – Guadeloupe
Tél : +590 (0)5 90 41 55 84