Marine and Coastal Monitoring

The Marine and Coastal Monitoring project promotes monitoring marine protected areas. and their natural resources to facilitate the conservation and decision-making regarding Mexican seas. In collaboration with the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity in 2021 the initiative validated the mangrove distribution maps in Mexico through the use of drones. In addition, the project’s achievements will enable continuing with a second phase to monitor the red mangrove species in the North Pacific and the Yucatan Peninsula. Additionally, the technical and publication stage of the aquaculture assessment in Mexico concluded with the development of a document that includes lines of action in order to guide this activity toward sustainability.