National workshop on the development of sensitivity maps

21 /24 Feb 2011 - Senegal (Dakar)
  • Type of activity: National workshop
  • Focus topic: Sensitivity Mapping
  • Number of participants: 38
  • Host: Haute Autorité chargée de la Coordination de la Sécurité maritime, de la Sûreté maritime et de la protection de l’Environnement marin (HASSMAR)
  • Objectives:
    • Provide Senegal with a tool to help identify the most sensitive sites in case of an oil spill
    • Train participants on principles and methods to map coastal and lagoon sensitivities
    • Define the geographical scope of the project
    • Identify the technical aspects related to the development of the maps, taking into account the national characteristics
    • Analyse available data to identify actions to integrate it in a Geographic Information System (GIS)
    • Structure GIS and integrate collected data
    • Start the sensitivity mapping project in a specific coastal area
    • Develop the methodology to develop strategic maps
    • Develop an action plan and a timeline to finalise the project with tangible results
  • Report: click here to download (Français)