Clearing Houses and Databases

Welcome to a compilation of our databases, web based tools, interactive maps and visualization platforms.  They provide information on topics such as marine protected areas, species, and maritime traffic.  Other sources of marine and coastal information are provided.

Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management Network (CaMPAM)

The Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management (CaMPAM) Network was developed in 1997 under the Specially Protected Area and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol of the Cartagena Convention. It brings together Marine Protected Area (MPA) researchers, administrators, managers, and educators from government, non-government and the private sector to exchange ideas and lessons learned.   

The CaMPAM database is part of the CaMPAM Network and Forum activities. It provides information of the protected areas located in the coastal areas of the 38 countries and territories that are part of the Wider Caribbean or Tropical Northwestern Atlantic and Guianan Marine Biogeographic Regions.

This database identifies marine protected areas in the region.  It is comprised of 77 fields including type, legal, biophysical and management parameters. It is a resource for producing regional analyses and periodic reports. 

Marine Mammals Regional Bibliographic Database

Access more than 500 documents dealing with marine mammals in the Wider Caribbean Region. The Regional Bibliographic Database has been developed within the framework of our Marine Mammals Action Plan. Please click here for more information:,278

Marine Mammal Interactive Mapping Tool

The mapping tool displays different kinds of information about marine mammals in the Wider Caribbean Region (distribution, species richness, threats, protection). The data layers that can be used by the tool have been built in the framework of the recently completed LifeWeb project. To access the mapping tool, please click on this link:  Access the application

Maritime Traffic in the Wider Caribbean Region

RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe developed a comprehensive GIS-based database of the Maritime Traffic in the Wider Caribbean, primarily to address Risk Assessment associated with the shipping activities in the region.   

This tool provides a visualization of the aggregated routes and the traffic density, as well as ports activities and other data useful for oil spill risk assessment. 

It allows applying filters (type of vessels, ports of departure etc.) and several display options are proposed. The user has the possibility to export the data and to generate reports.  It is available online at:

Lab Capacity

Our Environmental Laboratory Capacity Database is a searchable online tool to obtain contact information for environmental laboratories in the Wider Caribbean Region and information on the analytical services offered.  It is available online at:


Links to Summary Documents


Document Reference


AMEP Atlas

CEP Technical Report # 53


GEF IWCAM Indicators Template for SIDS

CEP Technical Reports #57 & #58

Domestic and Industrial Pollutant Loads and Watershed Inflows in the Wider Caribbean Region

CEP Technical Report #52

Listing of Protected Areas under the SPAW Protocol


Photo gallery 

The Caribbean Environment Programme photo gallery contains photos from our activities. They can be used for educational and non-commercial publications.
Click here to go to the photo gallery

External Databases


This is the global environmental information exchange network of the United Nations Environment Programme. Through its network of national focal points INFOTERRA provides information to assist Governments in decision-making. 

UN Environment Chemicals

UN Environment Chemicals coordinates chemicals-related activities of the United Nations Environment Programme. It assists governments to manage chemicals, promotes the exchange of information on chemicals, and helps to build the capacities of countries to use chemicals safely. This office maintains the International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals (IRPTC).

UN Environment State of the Environment Reports (SOER)

UN Environment regularly produces State of the Environment Reports for individual sectors, countries, sub-regions and regions. These SOERs provide information on the current status of the environmental health, trends and projections.