Advances in geographic information systems and remote sensing for fisheries and aquaculture. Summary version

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 552

Advances in geographic information systems and
remote sensing for fisheries and aquaculture
Summary version


Edited by

Geoffery J. Meaden

FAO consultant
Canterbury
United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland

and

José Aguilar-Manjarrez
Aquaculture Officer
Aquaculture Branch
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy



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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2013


ABSTRACT

Meaden, G.J. & Aguilar-Manjarrez, J., eds. 2013.
Advances in geographic information systems and remote sensing for fisheries and aquaculture. Summary version.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 552. Rome, FAO. 98 pp. Includes a CD–ROM containing the full document (425 pp.).

This publication is an essential guide to understanding the role of spatial analysis in the sustainable development and management of fisheries and aquaculture. The publication is an easy-to-understand publication that emphasizes the fundamental skills and processes associated with geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. The required spatial data and computer hardware and software are outlined, as well as the considerations necessary to implementing a GIS. Current issues, status and applications of GIS and remote sensing to aquaculture, inland fisheries and marine fisheries are described to illustrate the capabilities of these technologies. Emerging thematic issues having a spatial context in fisheries and aquaculture in the near future are also described, and finally useful clues as how best to overcome challenges to accomplishing GIS work are addressed.
This publication is organized in two parts: the first is a summary version for administrators and managers, while the second contains the entire document intended for professionals in technical fields and academics. The full document is available on the CD–ROM that accompanies the summary version of the publication.


CONTENTS

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms
Foreword

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SUMMARY VERSION OF FULL PUBLICATION

 

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Introduction
G.J. Meaden and J. Aguilar-Manjarrez

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GIS hardware and software for fisheries and aquaculture
G.J. Meaden

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Spatial data for fisheries and aquaculture: characteristics, quality and data sources
G.J. Meaden

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Implementation of GIS
G.J. Meaden

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Preparing data for GIS use
G.J. Meaden, J. Jenness and S. Walker

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Remote sensing and GIS integration
A.M. Dean and J. Populus

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GIS functionality
G.J. Meaden, J. Jenness and S. Walker

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Current issues, status and applications of GIS to aquaculture
J. Aguilar-Manjarrez and J.M. Kapetsky

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Current issues, status and applications of GIS to inland fisheries
W.L. Fisher

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Current issues, status and applications of GIS to marine fisheries
G.J. Meaden and F. Carocci

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Emerging themes or issues in fisheries and aquaculture GIS
G.J. Meaden and J. Aguilar-Manjarrez

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Overcoming the challenges to fisheries or aquaculture GIS work
G.J. Meaden and J. Aguilar-Manjarrez

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Conclusions
G.J. Meaden and J. Aguilar-Manjarrez

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References

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