National workshop on the development of sensitivity maps

  • Date(s)
    21-24 Feb 2011
  • Location
    Senegal (Dakar)


ActivityNational workshop
TopicSensitivity Mapping
Number of Participants38
HostHaute Autorité chargée de la Coordination de la Sécurité maritime, de la Sûreté maritime et de la protection de l’Environnement marin (HASSMAR)


  • 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