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Promotion of the LBS Protocol

LBS/RAC-Cimab has organized and/or participated in National Workshops for the Ratification and Promotion of the LBS Protocol in the following countries:

  1. Cuba: July 2005
  2. Nicaragua: March 2006
  3. Panama: September 2006.
  4. Haiti: May 2007
  5. Dominican Republic: August 2007
  6. Santa Lucia (for the English speaking countries): July 2006

The “Know-Why Network”project

[To enhance the capacity of the countries of the Wider Caribbean Region to implement the LBS Protocol and collaboration between institutions (LBS/RAC-Cimab, LBS/RAC-IMA and Invemar) to establish a regional network in marine science and technology]

  • LBS/RAC-Cimab participated at the first Project Steering Committee Meeting (December 2005) and with the elaboration of the workplan an budget of the Project
  • LBS/RAC-Cimab organized and hosted in April 2006 the “Regional Workshop on Coastal and Marine Water Quality Indicators and Methodologies to determine Pollutant Loads in the Wider Caribbean”
  • Enhancement of the water quality laboratory at Cimab through the acquisition of new equipment.

Use and application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

  • Project “Capacity Building in GIs at LBS/RAC-Cimab” (January 2006 – September 2007)
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    • Setup of a GIS lab with all technical facilities
    • Training in GIS and data capture
    • National Workshop “Application of GIS for the environment: experiences and local cooperation”
    • Case study “: Sources of Pollution in the Havana Bay Basin, implementation of a GIS”
  • Two LBS/RAC-Cimab staff participated at the “Region Workshop on Strategic Approaches to Application of GIS tools in Support of Planning for Watershed and Coastal Areas Management” of the IWCAM project (www.cep.unep.org/iwcam), Dominica, 6-7 July 2007
  • LBS/RAC-Cimab organised and hosted the Regional Meeting on “Development of an Information Strategy for the Management of Data and Information Generated under the AMEP sub-programme and CEP “Havana, Cuba, 11 and 12 of October 2007.


Update of CEP Technical Report No. 33

[Regional Overview of Land-based Sources of Pollution in the Wider Caribbean region]

  • Methodologies to use were discussed and approved (Venezuela, March 2005)
  • Regional course on Methodologies to Determine Pollutant Loads to the Pacific, September 2006
  • Communication with the National and Technical Focal Points established to ask information
  • Data and information was collected during National Promotional Workshops for the LBS Protocol
  • Draft report to be finished by second half of 2008


Participation of LBS/RAC-Cimab at other workshops and events:

  • National Workshop on the Management of Sludge and Residual Wastewaters, Guyana, March 2006.
  • Workshop for the Planning of Regional Projects, Cuba, April 2006. IAEA
  • Workshop to propose the project “Safe Foods” in Latin America, June 2006. Austria. IAEA & FAO
  • Workshop on Regional Recreational Water Quality in the OECS, St. Lucia, July 2006
  • Regional course on Methodologies to Determine Pollutant Loads to the Pacific, Costa Rica. September 2006. OPS-CEPIS, COCATRAN
  • Regional Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean. Bolivia, March 2007. IAEA
  • Regional Workshop “Methodologies, References and Proceedings used for the Project RLA-7012” Venezuela, May 2007. IAEA
  • Regional course on the application of nuclear techniques for the management of coastal zones in the wider Caribbean Region (project RLA-7012, Cuba, September 2007. IAEA.
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