The essential guide to understanding the role of spatial analysis in the sustainable development and management of fisheries and aquaculture is now available in an easy-to-understand publication that emphasizes the fundamental skills and processes associated with geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, “Advances in geographic information systems and remote sensing for fisheries and aquaculture”, outlines the required spatial data and computer hardware and software as well as considerations necessary to implementing a GIS. It describes current issues, status and applications of GIS and remote sensing to aquaculture, inland fisheries and marine fisheries to illustrate the capabilities of these technologies. It addresses emerging thematic issues with a spatial context in fisheries and aquaculture in the near future and ways to overcome challenges in GIS work.
This publication is organized in two parts: the first is a summary version for administrators and managers, while the second contains the entire document intended for professionals in technical fields and academics. The full document is available on the CD–ROM that accompanies the summary version of the publication.