Geographic Information Systems (GIS) National Training Workshop

The Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) and the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping in collaboration with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) is organizing a training workshop on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the 14th to the 18th of January 2019 at the MOI.

This training workshop will introduce the concepts and application of Geographic Information Systems with conceptual and practical sessions for the analysis of spatial information using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications. The course will provide a basic introduction to GIS including spatial data structures and sources, spatial tools, spatial data display and query, map generation, and basic spatial analysis using ArcGIS software.

 

Opening ceremony of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) National Training Workshop

In the context of an ongoing national training workshop on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the 14th to the 18th of January 2019 in the MOI Conference by the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) and the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping in collaboration with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), an Opening Ceremony was held on Monday 14th January 2019 at 09 30 hours.

The Opening Ceremony included welcoming remarks by Dr. Ruby Moothien Pillay, Director of MOI followed by the official opening of the workshop by the Honourable Premdut Koonjoo, Minister for Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, an overview of the workshop by Dr. Joseph Maina, Spatial Scientist from the Macquarie University and a group photo.

Invitees included several officials from the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping as well as Board Members.  Participants to the training workshop include representatives from the Environment and Sustainable Development Division of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, the Fisheries Department as well as Fisheries Training and Extension Centre (FITEC) of the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, the Ministry of Hosing and Lands, the Continental Shelf, Maritime Zone Administration and Exploration (CSMZAE), the Mauritius Meteorological Services, the University of Mauritius and the MOI.

The aim of this training workshop will introduce the concepts and application of Geographic Information Systems with conceptual and practical sessions for the analysis of spatial information using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications.  The course will provide a basic introduction to GIS including spatial data structures and sources, spatial tools, spatial data display and query, map generation, and basic spatial analysis using ArcGIS software.