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Welcome to URISA’s 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference! The conference showcases technology solutions, research, and effective practices for GIS applications in the Caribbean. Network with students, young professionals, managers and those who are leading the adoption of  GIS in the Caribbean. Follow the #CaribbeanGIS hashtag for updates and announcements. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here.
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Wednesday, September 7 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Utilizing Geospatial Strategies to Benefit Coastal Resources Management in the Caribbean

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This session will examine the impact of sea-level rise in coastal communities in the Caribbean. The benefits of geospatial technologies in managing coastal resources of the Caribbean region will be evaluated and geo-design strategies to enhance the resilience of coastal resources management will be proposed.

Moderator: Desmond Dougall, Managing Director, GISCAD Limited, Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago

  • Using GIS for Sustainability Management of Coastal Resource Resilience
    Timothy Nyerges, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
  • Are Better Decisions Being Made? A Review of Marine Resource Related DSS
    John Knowles, Conservation Information Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 
  • Positioning Technology Aiding Marine Navigation & Berthing/Docking
    Douglas Nelson, VP Business Intelligence Research & New Business Development, Spatial Innovision Limited, Kingston, Jamaica

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Desmond Dougall

Managing Director, GISCAD Limited
Looking forward to meeting all our friends and clients again at URISA!! | Also join us on Tuesday Sept 6 for the Disaster Track - joining the practical Mapaction disaster response experiences with the CDEMA technical and administrative expertise and reach.

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John English Knowles

Conservation Information Manager, The Nature Conservancy
John Knowles is the Conservation Information Manager for the Nature Conservancy’s Caribbean Program with 9 years of conservation experience working in the insular Caribbean.  He is based in the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic office. Since 2008, John has offered broad support for the Caribbean Program and partners, working with a team of scientists on advancing innovative conservation techniques.  He works through... Read More →

Douglas Nelson

VP Business Intelligence Research & New Business Development, Spatial Innovision Limited
Douglas Nelson is an information systems manager and implementer working for more than 25 years across a range of private, non-governmental and public sector organizations providing financial, water utility, ICT, agriculture extension and geospatial solutions and services. | He is currently the Vice President for New Business Research and Development at Spatial Innovision Limited, a long established, Jamaican registered, geospatial and land... Read More →
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Timothy Nyerges

Professor, University of Washington
Dr. Tim Nyerges is Professor of Geography and Director of the Master GIS for Sustainability Management Program at the University of Washington. He teaches about development and use of participatory geographic information systems for sustainability management.  His research focuses on sustainability information science with particular application to resilience and sustainability management for coastal areas. Many of the teaching and... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
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