Publications and Regulations
Marine Spatial Planning
The Thermal Dome of Costa Rica: An oasis of productivity at the Pacific Coast of Central America
Country: Costa Rica
The Thermal Dome of Costa Rica (the Dome) is an extensive marine region in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP), off the west coast of Central America. Currents and winds cause nutrient rich cold waters from deep zones to draw near the surface generating a high primary productivity, which maintains a dynamic food web in the surrounding area.Download
Marine Spatial Planning A Guide to Concepts and Methodological Steps
In Latin America and the Caribbean, it is more common to hear about land-based management than coastal and marine zone management. However, in recent years, over-exploitation, pollution, increased marine traffic and the development of coastal infrastructure have had devastating effects on coastal and marine resources, necessitating the implementation of marine spatial planning policies in our countries.