A one day stakeholder workshop has been planned for a cross section of stakeholders such as researchers, students, State Biodiversity boards, Forest department officials, line agencies and NGOs impacting on biodiversity. The topics to be covered during the workshop include the following –

  • An overview of Western Ghats biodiversity and the need for Spatial data – Limitations and lacunae in current understanding based on description, monitoring and management of biodiversity.
  • How Spatial data helps provide the larger perspective for systemic understanding.
  • Demonstration and Case studies of Applications of desktop, web and mobile GIS in management of biodiversity.
  • Plan for intensive two week TOT workshops , utility of the trainees and mainstreaming capacity building in the respective agencies using FOSS4G tools.
  • Open Discussion session to highlight the challenges in the State for adoption and use of Geospatial and related technologies and
  • Identifying and nominating a state level nodal agency for follow-up activities in the use of open source GIS for Biodiversity.




Common Presentations