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The Global Mangrove Database and Information System (GLOMIS): present status and future trends
Baba, S.; Gordon, C.; Kainuma, M.; Ayivor, J.S.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2004). The Global Mangrove Database and Information System (GLOMIS): present status and future trends, in: Vanden Berghe, E. et al. (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings 'The Colour of Ocean Data': international symposium on oceanographic data and information management with special attention to biological data Brussels, Belgium, November 25-27, 2002. IOC Workshop Report, 188: pp. 3-14
In: Vanden Berghe, E. et al. (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings 'The Colour of Ocean Data': international symposium on oceanographic data and information management with special attention to biological data Brussels, Belgium, November 25-27, 2002. IOC Workshop Report, 188. IOC/UNESCO/VLIZ: Paris. X, 308 pp., more
In: IOC Workshop Report. UNESCO: Paris, more

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  • VLIZ: Proceedings [55992]
  • VLIZ: Open Repository 55993 [ OMA ]
Document type: Conference

Keywords
    Data collections; GIS; Internet; Internet; Internet; Mangroves
Author keywords
    Mangrove database; GIS; Internet

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  • Baba, S.
  • Gordon, C.
  • Kainuma, M.
  • Ayivor, J.S.
  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F., more

Abstract
    The Global Mangrove Database and Information System (GLOMIS) is an activity implemented by the International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems (ISME). ISME took over the research, training activities and studies formerly commissioned by the UNDP/UNESCO projects on the management of mangrove ecosystems. GLOMIS is funded by the International Tropical Timber Organisation. GLOMIS started in 1997 and aims at constructing and operating a global mangrove database for the compilation of mangrove-related information scattered around the world. This information is being collected by four GLOMIS Regional Centres (Brazil, Fiji, Ghana and India) and disseminated worldwide from GLOMIS Headquarters (Okinawa, Japan). The collected data is available on the GLOMIS homepage (http://www.glomis.com) as well as CD-ROM and a five volume soft-cover publication. Over a period that currently extends from 1997 to 2003, GLOMIS has built a database on a variety of published and unpublished mangrove data (e.g. distribution, wood and fish productivity, environmental, ecological and socio-economic value), mangrove projects, and institutions and people working on mangroves. In the future, GLOMIS plans to integrate the data in a geographic information system for use by researchers, planners, policy- and decision-makers, and coastal zone managers. GLOMIS faces the challenges of combining terrestrial and marine data from the mangrove ecosystem that is strategically located at the interface between land and sea. This paper reports on the relevance, preparatory stages, operation, outputs and future of GLOMIS.

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