To learn more about our workshops developed by our More than Maps team at the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the University of the West Indies, take a look at our current curriculum: 


Workshop structure

Case study




Introductory workshop:  


Theoretical & Conceptual


To be delivered as online presentation

 Sargassum – issues & opportunities 


 (coupled with SARTRAC research) 


·       Introduction to theoretical knowledge

The importance of effective disaster risk management for Small Island Developing States


Learning objectives:  


·       Define and identify disasters which the Caribbean region is vulnerable

·       Examine the concept of double exposure for SIDS

·       The importance/benefits of proper preparedness, monitoring, mitigation, and response- The case study of Sargassum


Skills workshop I 


(e.g. physical sciences methods) 

To be delivered as online presentation

Geography, Biology, Remote Sensing, Physical Sciences

·       Exposure to specific field monitoring techniques- Transect monitoring and use of quadrats

·       Basics of drone flying

 The basics of environmental monitoring


Learning objectives:  

·       Develop accurate methods of establishing transects for the case of vegetative monitoring and Sargassum

·       Introduce how drones of different prices/capabilities can be utilized in environmental monitoring

·       Introduce the basics of drone flight planning

·       Introduce the basics of post-flight image processing and quantifying various parameters

Skills workshop II 


(e.g. social sciences methods) 


To be delivered as online presentation

 Geography, Social Sciences, Quantitative and Qualitative data collection


The essentials of social data collection


Learning objectives:  

·       Developing appropriate questions for quantitative and social data collection

·       A brief introduction to ethics

·       Mobile Data Collection! Endless opportunities!