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Curaao as a Caribbean Leader for Marine Science and Innovation
by The Government of Curacao (Government)
Based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed on 2 March 2017, by the Government of Curaao, CARMABI and Curaao Marine Research Center (CMRC); the Government of Curaao supports the development of Curaao as a regional leader in natural sciences, through enhancing the knowledge-based economy and stimulating scientific research and education in the area of marine biology and sustainable development, including but not limited to research on the deep sea.
Progress reports
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
The Government of Curaao will ensure compliance with the MOU, through appointing a national coordinator to supervise the implementation and compliance of the MOU.
The Government of Curaao will support this trajectory by improving legal procedures by eliminating red tape with regards to exemptions and permits for scientific research, should CARMABI and CMRC comply to the requirements agreed upon by 2020.
The Government of Curacao will support efforts to increase the number of visiting scientists to Curaao, focusing especially on the Caribbean region starting in June 2017.
Financing (in USD)
4,500,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
The Government of Curaao will appoint a National coordinator to supervise the MOU and the compliance with the MOU. The Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning appoints a coordinator to assess the investments made by Carmabi and CMRC.
Basic information
Time-frame: March/2017 - December 2020
Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity Foundation (CARMABI) (NGO) Curaao Marine Research Centrum (NGO)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
CARMABI Curaao Marine Research Centrum Scientific institutes Universities Other Caribbean Countries SIDS
Contact information
Dwigno Puriel, Secretary General, Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Planning, dwigno.puriel@gobiernu.cw (cc dbb.curacao@gobiernu.cw) , +59994651477
Willemstad, Curacao
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