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Geospatial Data Sharing & Mgmt Workshop

October 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM | St. George's, Grenada

The Government of Grenada will host the Eastern Caribbean Open-Source Geospatial Data Sharing and Management Workshop on October 6-7,, 2011 in St. George's, Grenada. The main objective of this two-day regional workshop is to examine the availability of national and regional geospatial data and tools to support evidence-based decision making to increase climate resilience and reduce risks related to the adverse effects of climate change in the Eastern Caribbean. This initial regional workshop aims to create a forum for practitioners to address the technical challenges of both national and regional geospatial data management, including data-sharing and metadata policies, GIS infrastructure, technological capacity, and open-source data platforms. Participants will present national, regional, and international case studies as a platform for discussions, and will contribute to formulating a regional roadmap to improve geospatial data-sharing in the Eastern Caribbean. An online community of practice (CooP) will be launched at the workshop to provide a forum for technical discussions, creating subsequent activities, and building partnerships. It is expected that a second workshop will focus on macro-level policies related to data-sharing.