APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM AND REMOTE SENSING IN MARINE SHERIES MANAGEMENT AND CHALLENGES FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT IN COLOMBIA
Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) techniques have been used increasingly for marine sheries development and management over the last years. However, its applications continue to be scarce in Colombia. This paper brie!y reviews use of spatial tools in marine sheries management, both retrospectively and predictively. Case studies of RS and GIS in sheries research in Colombia and challenges for future use for management measures are discussed. In order to harness the potential of GIS and RS tools in marine sheries research and management, priority should be given for training sheries scientists in RS and GIS, increasing collaboration among institutions, departments, standardize data collection, and development of a common platform for data sharing.
Geographic Information System; Remote Sensing; Marine sheries
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