Caribbean Marine Atlas

Cl. 25 #2-87, Gaira, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Established: 2016

Organisation type: Project
Geographical scope: Regional
Member countries: Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago
Participating countries: Netherlands, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of
Funding source Percentage

Organisation’s vision:

Organisation’s mission:

To provide a digital technological platform online which functions as a repository of geospatial and documental information to support decision making in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) as well as for monitoring and evaluation of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME).

Who will benefit from CMA2: The Atlas, its tools and contents are addressed to professionals in charge of planning, ministries and national and regional authorities, decision-makers, policymakers and potential partners related to ICZM of country pilots in this phase, to the country partners of CLME+ project and the rest of countries, institutions or stakeholders interested from the Caribbean.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

To create, charge and maintain a sustainable operationalization of an online digital “Caribbean Marine Atlas” technology platform in support of Integrated Coastal Zone Management - ICZM (with special attention to: coastal hazards, climate change, biodiversity and habitats, fisheries, land-based sources of pollution) and Ecosystem-based Management for CLME. The platform is being piloted in selected countries for regional and national-level consultation and decision-making. Training, awareness building, and dissemination activities are conducted. The CMA2 project builds upon the experience and lessons learned in the CMA1 and SPINCAM Projects.


  • Caribbean region
  • coastal atlases
  • coastal management
  • marine and coastal indicators
  • marine spatial information


  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Providing scientific advice for policy makers
  • Provision of (ocean) information services