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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 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Geospatial Mapping Tools for Habitat Mapping, Analysis and Decision Support

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This session describes the innovative combination of different geospatial mapping and analyses techniques for the rapid development of marine habitat maps, for analyzing wetlands for changes in nesting populations and for the provision of geospatial data on coral reefs to support decision making. 

Moderator: Alan Mills, FRGS, Volunteer, MapAction, Maidstone, Kent — United Kingdom

  • Marine Habitat Mapping for Barbados
    Kimberly Baldwin, PhD, Post-doc Researcher, CERMES, University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, St. Michael,  Barbados 
  • CaribNode and the Coral Reef Assessment Tool
    John Knowles, Conservation Information Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • A Review of GIS and Remote Sensing Methods for Sargassum sp. Mapping and Monitoring in the Caribbean
    Priya Pollard, Student, Marine Sciences Department, The University of Trinidad and Tobago

Moderators
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Alan Mills, FRGS

Volunteer/Director, MapAction and AMCL
Alan has been a volunteer with MapAction for 11 years, as well as a Director of the Charity for 4 years.  He has worked on many deployments after disasters including in Dominican Republic, Serbia, Vanuatu, and during the Libyan and Syrian crises.   He leads MapAction's preparedness coordination and helped to establish its Latin American And Caribbean Section at the URISA conference in Bahamas.  In his spare time he has his own... Read More →

Speakers
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Kimberly Baldwin, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, CERMES, University of the West Indies
Presentations | Tues - September 6: Drones for Conservation: Lessons Learned in Antigua & Barbuda | Wed - September 7: Marine Habitat Mapping for Barbados  | | Dr. Kimberly Baldwin is a Post-Doctoral Researcher of CERMES, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Kim first joined CERMES in 2001 as MSc Coastal and Marine Management student & she has worked for the University conducting a variety of field research... Read More →
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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 →
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Priya Pollard

MSc. Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Student, University of Trinidad and Tobago
Priya Pollard is currently a graduate student in the department of Marine Sciences at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. She graduated with upper second class honors major Biology and minor Environmental Biology in a BSc. General at the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus. She is now undertaking research towards her MSc. Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management, ICOM, involving marine remote... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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