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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...

New JAMNAV Update - JAMNAV 3D Version 4.0 - June 2015

Jun 29, 2015

JAMNAV 3D v 4.0 - List of Updates   Web: www.monagis.com  /  Tel: (876) 977-3160-2 Over 200 individual brand new updates included in this release. **Over 130 brand new road names added in this update** **Stop Lights Alert – Get an ALERT as you approach Traffic Lights across Jamaica **JAMZONE...

"Building on River Banks is Extremely Dangerous"

Jun 11, 2015

Dr. Parris Lyew Ayee, Director at the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) at the University of the West Indies, Mona recently spoke to The Gleaner about the dangers of building on river banks. The full article is as follows..... Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's instructions that persons...

Annotto Bay and Morant Point At Risk Of Devastation

May 08, 2015

Published by the Jamaica Gleaner on May 8, 2015 http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20150508/annotto-bay-mor.... Dr. Ava Maxam, Deputy Director at Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) and Dr. Kioshi Mishiro oceanographer from Japan who also works at MGI spoke to the Gleaner about sea...

Conference- Climate Friendly Parks Workshop

Apr 27, 2015

MGI’s Dr. Ava Maxam’s presentation on Vulnerable Coastlines at the Climate Friendly Parks Workshop on April 14 in Runaway Bay. This workshop was put on by the Discovery Bay Marine Lab and the US Department of the Interior. The presentation addressed the Implications of Sea Level Rise (SLR) in...

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