SocMon Resource: Newsletters

SocMonitor Issue 17, July 2015

By M. Pena, P. Edwards  |  2015

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Earlier this year, the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, received a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) valued at approximately USD 73,000 towards the Coordination of a Global Socio-economic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management (SocMon). This one-year project will build on over ten years of socio-economic data collected across six global nodes that have worked with local and regional partners to facilitate community-based socio-economic monitoring.

The project facilitates region level monitoring programs of SocMon; maintenance of the SocMon website ( and, development and publication of printed products. In support of the monitoring programs, sub-grants of up to USD 6,000 have been made available to each of the SocMon regions for one or more of the following: (1) repeat assessments at previously studied sites (site monitoring), (2) follow-up after training for gap-filling and adaptive management activities, and (3) implementation of innovative projects (new approaches or material to be tested) that contribute to the development of SocMon.