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How can open data aid with better decision making within protected areas? A short video Blogpost on the importance of Open Data to governance and decision-making in Caribbean Protected Areas.

The Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway is the BIOPAMA observatory hosted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) and located in the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), Cave Hill campus. With access to better data and analytic tools, marine protected areas can be monitored and assessed to recognize any changes, be it positive or negative (better outcomes), and determine what decisions can be made to mitigate (better policies and decisions).

Part of the vision of the Caribbean Gateway includes the sharing and openness of data that leads to the sustainable development of the Caribbean’s protected areas. One of the first steps to achieving this vision was to get data custodians on board.

This video blog is the last in a series of three blogs presenting the process and collaboration between the Caribbean Gateway and the Caribbean Open Institute.

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