Andre S. Miller
Marine biologist, business owner and enthusiastic environmentalist, Andre Miller has committed his professional life to marine conservation.
A Marine Biologist with over 22 years of experience, Andre serves as the Director of the Carib Marine Contracting and Research Inc. (CMCR) performing duties as Marine Biologist and Research Diver. CMCR has led the major coral restoration and transplantation projects in the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and St. Lucia under Andre’s leadership and expertise. Based in Barbados, Andre also serves as the Owner, Director and Manager of the Barbados Blue Watersports Inc. and also serves as the as Director of the sister company, Grenada Blue Inc.
Academically, Andre holds a joint degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Miami and Georgia Southern University. He also earned a Master of Science in Marine and Coastal Resource Management from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, and was awarded the UNESCO Best Masters Degree prize.
J. Christine Finney
Christine serves as a Biologist and Senior Research Diver for CMCR and spearheads the organization’s major projects including coral reef assessments, biodiversity maps, coral disease surveys, water quality programming and coral replanting projects. Apart from her dedication to Carib Marine, she balances her time as the Co-Owner of the Grenada Blue Inc. known more commonly as Eco Dive. As a Grenadian/Canadian marine biologist, Christine works with environmental organizations across the region providing support and community and youth capacity building.
Christine has the academic qualifications to match her experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science from McGill University and was the winner of the Scarlet Key and Muriel Roscoe Awards in 2003. Christine completed her Masters of Science in Marine and Coastal Resource Management from the University of the West Indies, with distinction.
Christine’s research has been published across an array of academic journals, with 4 publications under her portfolio. Her last co-written study on the relative significance of host-habitat, depth, and geography on the ecology, endemism, and speciation of the coral endosymbionts in the genus Symbiodinium was published in Microbial Ecology in 2010.
Carib Marine Contracting & Research has a multifaceted support team which includes professionals from the following backgrounds just to name a few. CMCR works regularly with: commercial divers, GIS specialists, environmental & coastal engineers, social scientists, environmental attorneys, and, professional photography and videography services.
With over 30 years of collective experience in the region and in the sector we have an extensive network of specialists and experts on which to draw.