The goals of the National and Regional Implementation Committees are:
- To identify regional research and data priorities for marine biodiversity
- To incorporate into CoML projects
- To build partnerships
- To explore funding opportunities for local science
- To promote CoML to local audiences
The first step towards the accomplishment of these goals was the organization of KUU (Known, Unknown, Unknowable) regional workshops, which reviewed what is known, what is unknown and what will remain unknowable of marine biodiversity and ecosystem structure within each nation in a regional context.
The regional Caribbean CoML committee seeks to involve researchers in marine biodiversity within the mission of CoML and to promote research efforts within the different components of CoML activities by regionally:
- integrating researchers in marine biodiversity
- consolidating and exposing the available information on marine biodiversity
- learning and exchanging ideas about national and regional plans, priorities and conservation policies
- maintaining a regional committee and network to support CoML projects
At a global scale, the Caribbean CoML committee also seeks to explore opportunities for regional and international cooperation in new developing projects related to marine biodiversity.