Integrated Assessment and Management of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem

Project Summary

The full GEF project proposal will address the transboundary concerns of the countries bordering the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem. These will be defined in the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and prioritised in the Strategic Action Programme (both of which will be completed during the PDF-B intervention). The main objective of this project will be to build the capacity and initiate governmental and institutional arrangements for planning and implementing region-wide efforts to address critical ecosystem and environmental problems in the GOMLME. In summary, the full project is expected to assist with agreed incremental costs of implementing the SAP formulated with Block B funding as follows: (1) policy, legal, institutional reforms related to habitat loss; management of living resources; and land-based sources of pollution; (2) conduct on-the-ground area-specific demonstrations related to the three priority problems(above) plus their relation to fluctuating climatic regimes and vulnerability to storm events; (3) establish an institutional arrangement for co-operation among the three nations sharing the LME.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
473,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,502,500 USD
Co-financing Total
96,774,780 USD
GEF Agency Fees
497,550 USD
Total Cost 101,750,280.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Jun 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Jun 2003
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
03 Dec 2008
Project closed
30 Sep 2014