The Trinational Initiative is an effort to advance collaboration and conservation in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean among the three countries that border the Gulf: Cuba, México, and the United States. The Initiative began in 2007 with the goal of establishing a framework for ongoing joint scientific research to preserve and protect our surrounding and shared waters and marine habitats. Since its beginnings, the Initiative has facilitated research and conservation collaboration mainly through its annual workshops. Today, the Initiative has given rise to numerous trinational collaborations, including the Gulf of Mexico Marine Protected Area Network (see video below).
Video by Shireen Rahimi
The Cuba Marine Research and Conservation (CubaMar) Program of The Ocean Foundation has been organizing and facilitating the Trinational Initiative Workshops since 2007.
To learn more about CubaMar, please visit us at cubamar.org.