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PI-14 - In progress

PI-14 CREATE AN ONGOING PROJECT TO COMPILE INFORMATION AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE VIA ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS THE WEBATLAS AND THE SJBEP LIBRARY

 

Update 2017: We have created an online WebAtlas for Treasures of the San Juan Bay Estuary and a library in our visitor center.

 

 Strategies:

14.1 Gather and incorporate into the database a collection of some hundred Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), legislative bills, site consultations, and research projects on the SJBE. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), UPR-RP Department of Environmental Sciences, UMET School of Environmental Affairs, PRDNER, Planning Board, and community and environmental organizations

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

14.2 Recruit either a contractor or one/ several volunteer university students in environmental sciences or other disciplines to review the literature over the last five years and document and annotate this literature to produce an annotated bibliography. Publish the annotated bibliography on the SJBEP’s webpage. This might be integrated into a university course and/or volunteer internship at the SJBEP.  Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), UPR-RP Department of Environmental Sciences, UMET School of Environmental Affairs, PRDNER

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

14.3 Hire one or two librarians and recruit one or several volunteer university students to create a digital database of the studies identified in strategy 14.1 and do a periodic search of legislative bills and site consultations in the process of being evaluated. The database could be divided by the same subjects that the Management Plan is divided into. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), University of Puerto Rico

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

14.4 Post the database and the digitized studies on the SJBEP website. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP

 

Implementation: Medium-term

 

14.5 To keep the database up-to-date, create formal agreements with the island’s main academic institutions, government agencies, and community and environmental organizations to keep the SJBEP informed of all research/investigation projects, site consultations, and bills relating to the Estuary. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), UPR-RP Department of Environmental Sciences, UMET School of Environmental Affairs, PRDNER

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

14.6 Continue the process of creating the WebAtlas and complete the first stage with the objectives included in the Background section of this action. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), UPR-RP Department of Environmental Sciences, UMET School of Environmental Affairs, PRDNER

 

Implementation: Short-term