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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...

MGI Receives 2018 RJRGleaner Honour Award for Science and Technology

Feb 21, 2019

The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is the recipient this year’s RJRGleaner Honour Award in the category of Science and Technology. MGI collected the Commemorative Profile at last night’s RJRGleaner Gala Awards Dinner at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. Here is a listing of...

MGI Assessing Garbage Inflows into Kingston Harbour

Feb 19, 2019

Loop News - The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is conducting hydrodynamic modelling of solid waste in the Kingston Harbour to gauge the impact of the distribution and spread of garbage flowing into this major water body from multiple land-based sources.   The MGI exercise seeks to look at the...

Mona GeoInformatics Aims To Reduce Waste In Kingston Harbour

Feb 19, 2019

The Gleaner - The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is currently conducting hydrodynamic modelling of solid waste in the Kingston Harbour to gauge the impact of the distribution and spread of garbage flowing into this major water body from multiple land-based sources.   MGI is building on some...

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