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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Resident Representative TOBITA, Kenji Visits MGI.

Jan 13, 2016

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Resident Representative TOBITA, Kenji Visited MGI in January of 2016. His mission was to observe the technological innovations and developments taking place at the institute. Over the past few years MGI has developed a strong relationship with JICA...

Mona GeoInformatics Institute to host International Logistics Expert, Prof. Peter Kuok

Jan 13, 2016

Mona GeoInformatics Institute to host International Logistics Expert from Singapore, Prof. Peter Kuok. You are invited to the Public Lecture - From Third World to First: The Singapore Free Port, Shipping and Logistics Story.

Dr Maxam gives 2nd annual Ivan Goodbody Lecture at the JIEP AGM

Nov 20, 2015

Dr Maxam's presentation - The Great Terrain Robbery - My piece of the Rock versus SLR! - was delivered at the Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals Annual General Meeting Tuesday November 20, 2015. With much of the island's population, properties and livelihoods at stake with projected...

Hurricane Patricia, the Strongest Recorded Saffir Simpson Category 5 Hurricane in Recent History

Nov 20, 2015

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest recorded Saffir Simpson Category 5 storm in recent history, developed on Oct 22, 2015, to full strength in the eastern Pacific Ocean near the southern coast of Mexico. In general - as was the case with this storm - hurricanes are driven and strengthened above warm...

Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) to Participate in ATL's Ram Goat Run 2015

Nov 02, 2015

Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) will be taking advange of the features of its JAMNAV product as we take part in ATL's Ram Goat Run on November 14, 2015. Taking inspiration from CBS’ The Amazing Race and the internationally acclaimed Gumball Rally, the Ram Goat Run is a celebrity-filled, inter-...

The Impact of Surface Currents on Sargassum Movement Causing Havoc to the Jamaican Coast

Oct 30, 2015

The journey taken by passive, water-borne organisms, such as the marine plant Sargassum  recently causing havoc to the Jamaican coast and other Caribbean countries, is controlled mainly by offshore and onshore current flow as well as water quality changes over time. The dense proliferation...

Launch of MGI's Coastal Dynamics Modelling Laboratory

Oct 01, 2015

The launch of MGI's Coastal Dynamics Modelling Laboratory forms part of the expansion of coastal and oceanographic research at the institute, making accessible to researchers and policy-makers data and simulations about our inshore and offshore areas. The CDML, developed by Dr Ava Maxam and Dr...

Dr Lyew-Ayee for Keynote Address to Princess Anne

Oct 01, 2015

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee is scheduled to deliver the Keynote Address for the Closing Ceremony of the Canada-Caribbean Emerging Leaders' Dialogue this Friday, October 2nd, 2015, at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. This address marks another milestone in the visit of HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne,...

The MGI-Developed GK General Insurance Online Launched

Aug 05, 2015

MGI recently developed the newest GraceKennedy General Insurance product – GKG Online. MGI’s Software Development arm paved the way for the most innovative development in the insurance industry in Jamaica in recent times by not only developing ‪‎GKG Online‬ but also designing the portal as well....

Fatal Crash Map - Crash Hotspots Online

Jun 29, 2015

On June 25, 2015, the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI), in collaboration with the Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), launched an online Fatal-Crash Map showing the distribution of fatal crashes in the country over the last six...

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