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The environment is Unforgiving!

Nov 11, 2021

“THE ENVIRONMENT is unforgiving!” That’s the statement by Executive Director of the Mona GeoInfomatics Institute at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, regarding the suddenness, intensity and ferocity of natural hazards such as typhoons, tornadoes, hurricanes, sea...

Policymakers have been Operating at Cross Purposes

Nov 11, 2021

Policymakers, over the years, have been operating at cross purposes by expanding the built environment at significant damage and cost to the environment, according to the executive director of the Mona GeoInfomatics Institute at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr. He...

Climate Change - Check with us before you build – MGI

Nov 05, 2021

CLIMATE CHANGE is about a combination of weather-related activities such as drought, increased frequency of storms, landslides and intense rainfall, and the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) at The University of the West Indies has been using a geographic information system (GIS) to get Jamaica...

Launch of the Antigua and Barbuda Environmental Information Systems (EIS) Platform

Sep 24, 2021

The Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI), in association with DE Design & Environment Incorporated (DE), are pleased to announce the launch of the Antigua and Barbuda Environmental Information Systems (EIS) Platform for the Department of Environment (DOE), Ministry with Responsibility for the...

Robotics Camp 2021 - MGI’s Partnership with IGT Caribbean

Sep 22, 2021

MGI partnered with IGT Caribbean for the  'IGT Caribbean Coding and Robotics Rock' Camp during July and August of 2021. This virtual, interactive summer camp taught coding and robotics skills to 36 children from 13 different centers and 5 different Caribbean countries including Trinidad and Tobago...

In Search for Solutions - The Kingston Harbour Jamaica: MGI Partners with The Ocean Cleanup to Clean the Kingston Harbour

Aug 05, 2021

VIDEO - The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) has partnered with The Ocean Cleanup to conduct gully monitoring activities to increase insights in the spatial-temporal variations and composition of plastic debris transport into Kingston Harbour, Kingston, Jamaica. The project is part of the wider...

Tracking and Predicting COVID-19 - Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr., Director, Mona GeoInformatics Institute

Jul 30, 2020

Fighting Covid-19: Science in Action | Science for Today Forum Series | Pt. 1 - July 29, 2020.   The Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the West Indies Presents: Tracking and Predicting COVID-19 - Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr., Director, Mona Geoinformatics.   Tracking and...

MGI's Dr. Ava Maxam Joins Global Team of Experts in Mapping Hurricane Recoveries in a Warming World

Jul 29, 2020

 A new Goldsmiths, University of London project will map hurricane adaptations, survivals and recoveries in the Caribbean, creating a resource to help mitigate future disasters. Led by Dr Adom Philogene Heron (Department of Anthropology), Caribbean Cyclone Cartography (CCC) researchers will...

PSOJ Press Briefing - MGI-Selected top 25 Communities for COVID19 Relief

May 11, 2020

The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) at the University of the West Indies Mona has been tasked with the responsibility to select the communities that will be provided with COVID-19 support across Jamaica. MGI’s Director, Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr has been working with the PSOJ, CVSS, JCF, JDF and...

Rollout of the PSOJ/CVSS COVID19 Relief Effort - MGI Plays Critical Role

May 11, 2020

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has so far raised J$110 million through its ongoing PSOJ COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund, aimed at mobilizing and distributing resources for the protection and welfare of Jamaican citizens. The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) at the University...

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