Background

The Center for Marine Studies (CEM) is a Honduran NGO established in 2006 with the aim of developing technical skills in applied research to support the management of marine biodiversity. Founded in Utila , Islas de la Bahía, as "Centro de Ecología Marina de Utila ", the Center has expanded its work towards the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Honduras. Its holistic approach integrates ecological and socioeconomic aspects, providing essential information on which to elaborate pragmatic management strategies for coastal marine resources.

Our team of resident and visiting scientists, socio-economists and specialists in natural resource management have in-depth knowledge and extensive field experience throughout the coastal areas of the region. Working with the communities, the Center can identify and quantify real threats to sustainability in the use of resources and the resulting impacts on these people's livelihoods. While the research interests of the Center are broad, the general theme is always the search for realistic solutions for managing resources.

Vision

Be a research center that generates and applies new knowledge for the design of programs and public policies that promote the development of coastal communities through the management and sustainable use of marine resources.

Objetives

Generate new knowledge when addressing the problems faced by marine-coastal resources, through the application of scientific methodologies and the establishment of partnerships with research centers at national and international levels.
Apply the scientific knowledge generated, to make decisions related to the management of marine resources and the development of coastal communities, through the design and implementation of public policies and technical advice to managers and users of marine resources.
To be a source of information on the state of fisheries and marine biodiversity of Honduras, through strategic alliances and the generation of spaces for knowledge exchange between the CEM, society, authorities, the scientific community and other key actors of the country and the region.

Staff

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Francis Manzanares

Gerente Administrativa

Gerente Administrativa
Formación: Lic. en Administración de Empresas (UNAH, Honduras); MSc. en Gestión de Proyectos (Honduras). Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2015. Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Jimmy Andino

Director Ejecutivo

Director Ejecutivo
Formación: Lic. en Biología (UNAH, Honduras); MSc. en Gestion de Recursos Naturales Tropicales (CATIE, Costa Rica). Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2014. Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Mariela Ochoa

Coordinadora de oficina La Ceiba / Técnico Social

Coordinadora de oficina La Ceiba / Técnico Social
Formación: Lic. en Ecoturismo (UNAH, Honduras). Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2013. Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Sara Bonilla

Gerente de Programa Económico

Gerente de Programa Económico
Formación: Ing. en Desarrollo y Ambiente (EAP, Honduras); MSc. en Desarrollo Rural (Universität Goettingen, Alemania). Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2010. Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Cristhian Pérez

Técnico Social

Técnico Social
Formación: Lic. en Ecoturismo (UNAH, Honduras). Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2013. Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Claudia Guerrero

Técnico Biológico

Técnico Biológico
Formación: Lic. in fieri en Biología (UNAH, Honduras). Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2017. Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Sandra Cárdenas

Coordinadora de oficina Omoa / Técnico Social

Coordinadora de oficina Omoa / Técnico Social
Formación: Lic. in fieri en Trabajo Social (UNAH, Honduras). Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2016. Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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José Gustavo Pon

Coordinador de Comunicación

Coordinador de Comunicación
Formación: Licenciado en Mercadotecnia y negocios internacionales. Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2018. Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Mario Valladares

Técnico Biológico y Social

Técnico Biológico y Social
Formación: Lic. in fieri en Biología. Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2018. Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Jovel Vallecillos

Diseñador Gráfico

Diseñador Gráfico
Formación: Pasante de Diseño Gráfico. Forma parte del equipo CEM desde: 2018.

Contáctenos

+(504) 2443 6867
info@estudiosmarinos.org

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