Founden in 1999 by Sascha CC Steiner, ITME focuses on the biological investigation of tropical marine
environments in regions where such activities have not
been carried out, only marginally, or not in recent times.
The principal goals are to generate and compile environmental
data relevant to local conservation initiatives and to make
them widely accessible, in order to facilitate environmental
monitoring and research ventures.
Projects are designed to deliver environmental and educational
consultancies while incorporating academic (research) training
and community outreach where requested.