Grenadines Marine Resource Space-use Information System (MarSIS)

The islands of Petit Bateau and Petite Rameau of the Grenada Bank

By: Robin Mahon

Organisation: Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) of the University of the West Indi

Location: Republic Bank Grenada, The Lime, Grenada

Published: 28 August 2015

Photo: The Petit Bateau and Petit Rameau islands © Kimberley Baldwin

Summary: The Grenadines MarSIS illustrates how a participatory geographic information system (PGIS) approach supported the development of demand-driven information on marine resources and spatial uses of the transboundary Grenada Bank. Stakeholder engagement not only increased understanding and provided useful and publicly accessible information, but also created ownership of information produced and validated the role of participation in research and governance.

To share the wealth of global knowledge on the  aspects of Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) with the 22 countries of the Abidjan Convention’s region, the Mami Wata project takes advantage of existing IOM solutions that have been successfully implemented already. The Blue Solutions presented here are part of and featured on the Marine and Coastal Solutions Portal on the PANORAMA platform. These solutions are being contributed by a broad range of providers from across the planet.