Aquaculture experts in Food Security TEP team publish “Guidance on spatial technologies for disaster risk management in aquaculture"

FS-TEP team collaborated with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to publish a spatial technologies guide that provides concepts and technical information on relevant technologies available to decision-makers, managers and technical personnel involved in disaster risk management (DRM) for aquaculture.

The Guide addresses the use of spatial technologies that support those working to reduce disaster risks and respond to emergencies in the aquaculture sector. It describes the principles for using spatial technologies in DRM and will therefore remain relevant, even in the context of rapid technological innovation and the advancement of these technologies.

The Guide clearly demonstrates how continuing advances in remote sensing, geographic information systems, and information and communication technologies provide opportunities for new, more effective DRM for aquaculture. This includes the use of cloud platforms such as the Food Security TEP. FS-TEP team members are collaborating with FAO and Tanzanian experts to demonstrate the FS-TEP application for mangrove mapping and seaweed mariculture planning and monitoring in coastal areas of Tanzania.

Summary version:

Aguilar-Manjarrez, J., Wickliffe, L.C. & Dean, A., eds. 2018. Guidance on spatial technologies for disaster risk management in aquaculture. Summary version. Rome, FAO. 34 pp. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. (http://www.fao.org/3/CA2659EN/ca2659en.pdf).

Handbook:

Aguilar-Manjarrez, J., Wickliffe, L.C. & Dean, A., eds. 2018. Guidance on spatial technologies for disaster risk management in aquaculture. A Handbook.Rome, FAO. 120 pp. Includes a USB card containing the Full document (312 pp.) Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. (http://www.fao.org/3/CA2368EN/ca2368en.pdf).

Full document:

Aguilar-Manjarrez, J., Wickliffe, L.C. & Dean, A., eds. 2018. Guidance on spatial technologies for disaster risk management in aquaculture. Full document. Rome, FAO. 312 pp. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. (http://www.fao.org/3/CA2240EN/ca2240en.pdf).

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