The Mesoamerican Centre of Excellence works with the CRTR Bleaching, Disease, Remote Sensing, and Restoration and Remediation Working Groups in undertaking and hosting research.
Further to the Working Group activities, the Centre is also conducting two local research projects looking at:
- the development of a hydrodynamic model for the circulation of the reef lagoon
- an analysis of the local watershed to assess the influence of groundwater on the reef lagoon.
These projects will benefit the managers of the local marine protected areas, with the early results already being incorporated into direct management actions.