Geographic Information Systems in the LAPE project
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was recognized as a critical tool in understanding and management of fisheries under an ecosystem approach. Initially the project conducted a capacity evaluation and needs assessment for the participating countries. There were also GIS applications in three specific areas of the project:
Analysis with GIS was used to develop a number of products used within the LAPE project. In preparation for this activity the project conducted a GIS needs analysis to review the existing capacity within the participating countries. This review included the Fisheries agencies as well as related agencies such as Environment and Planning agencies.