Science Matter Bulletin publicize the activities and achievements of marine scientific activity in Central America and researches conducted in the marine protected areas (MPAs) of the Region. The first issue of Science Matter, published in May 2014, presented an overview of The marine scientific activity in Central America. This second issue, discuss the vision and mission, progress, challenges and socioeconomic benefits of marine sciences in Central America. This contribution highlights how important marine sciences are in the region. The next year's issue, will discuss a biogeographic analysis of the research topics studied and its relationship with the territories covered by marine protected areas.