Laying the Foundation for Regional Ocean Planning in the US Caribbean
Track: Ocean and Maritime
Authors: Lynnette Roth
Through the development of an ocean data and information management system that includes a wide range of environmental, socioeconomic and regulatory data, the Caribbean Regional Ocean Partnership is providing the building blocks for multi-use, regional-scale marine planning. Through distance, coverage, and zonal analyses, GIS has provided the tools necessary to develop marine planning tools within a data portal to be used by agencies, industry, and community leaders to engage in ocean planning.