Staff resources of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) are divided between technical and administrative units. The three main technical sections are Coastal Planning, Coastal Engineering and the Marine Research section. In addition there is also a Project Execution Unit (PEU) which provides the CZMU with the staff resources necessary to effectively execute ongoing projects being managed by the Unit.The remaining staff make up the Administrative section, and support the technincal sections in areas such as strategic planning, financial management and document management.
This section is mainly responsible for the evaluation of coastal/marine related development planning applications at the CZMU.
Within the CZMU the Coastal Engineering section is responsible for the planning, construction and monitoring of most of the shoreline protection structures built by the Government of Barbados
Marine Research is responsible for several CZMU programmes, such as the coral reef and marine water quality monitoring programmes.