Jamaica – Land of Wood and Water by Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr

Mar 11, 2016

Jamaica – Land of Wood and Water By Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, Director, Mona GeoInformatics Institute, University of the West Indies. Dr Lyew-Ayee's article from the Grand Jamaica Homecoming Passport Souvenir. The name Jamaica is derived from the original Taino word Xaymaca, meaning “land of wood...


Mar 11, 2016

Congratulations to MGI Fellow, Daniel Coore on his promotion to the rank of Professor at the The University of the West Indies, Mona.DANIEL COORE PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF PROFESSORThe University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Lecturer in the Department...

Flat Bridge Bypass Opened - Special JAMNAV Update Available Feb 12, 2016

Feb 10, 2016

  The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) was granted VIP access to drive the entire length of the Angels to Linstead leg (Bog Walk/Flat Bridge Bypass) of the North-South Highway. MGI’s tour detail consisted of Director Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, Projects Manager, Luke Buchanan and GIS Officer,...

MGI Creates Hope Gardens Map for the Nature Preservation Foundation

Feb 01, 2016

On January 28, 2016 the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) handed over a map of the Hope Botanical Gardens to the Nature Preservation Foundation which manages Hope Royal Botanic Gardens on behalf of the government and people...

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...