Service at Sea Update
If you were directed here from the Service at Sea site, here’s the story:
Then. Service at Sea was a multi-year program of The GIS Institute - a GIS expedition inspired to sail around the globe over several years, while offering GIS training and mapping services to conservation and humanitarian organizations, especially in developing countries. Our mission focused on stewarding GIS projects that address sustainable land, water, health and cultural heritage issues and opportunities, and sharing those stories with students and teachers worldwide. We did not buy $900,000 boat – thank goodness!
Now: We’re doing the same thing, minus the sailboat (sometimes). We move intentionally over the world, we deliver GIS training workshops, we facilitate GIS software grants to organizations, and we foster the creation of sustainable plans for the operation and support of GIS in their communities. Ultimately, we empower organizations to define and then reach their sustainability goals with the effective use of geotechnology. Each is stop is in part, a local community event – part field visit, part GIS workshop – even meals are critical, as this is where the details of the local work is often shared with the larger the visit.
Who: Climate researchers, conservation organizations, educators, students, mariners, and GIS professionals! We are recruiting many partners, including ESRI, SeaLife Conservation, The Lighthouse Reef Conservancy, and Soul Fabric Films, who have already committed or are considering committing their support. We are always building and strengthening our team!
When: Now – “There’s no place like the right time” – Donna the Buffalo
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