New Guidebook to Participatory Mapping of Ocean Uses
Information about ocean uses is an essential component of marine planning and effective management of coastal and ocean resources. However, data about ocean uses are often lacking in availability. Knowledge about ocean uses is often held by members of the ocean use communities. Unlike other types of data (coral cover or habitats) collecting ocean uses data often requires engaging with ocean users or stakeholders to document use patterns. Frequently that information has to be collected through the use of participatory geographic information systems (PGIS). To help with this process, we have developed guidance on conducting PGIS workshops. Download this Guidebook to Participatory Mapping of Ocean Uses and appendix full of working documents and checklists.