Led the first management plan for the most extensive ecosystem of mangrove forest and coral reef on the Central Atlantic coast of Panama. The goal was to improve economic opportunities for local communities and industries in the area.
Coordinator of an International Meetings in Panama. Coordinated workshop about the management plan with environmental agencies in Panama, industries and environmental agencies of California in collaboration with the University of California, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Amistad Foundation, Panama and Elkhorn Slough Foundation.
Experience Remote Sensing and Photogrametry Interpretation of the Area. Used the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to analyze Landsat 4 satellite image of the region using a multispectral scanner (MSS). Compared images with one hundred thirty-four (134) aerial photographs (scale 1:12000), and designed maps of the region to determine accuracy.
Surveyed Coastal Residents and Industries within the Area. Directed a team of five sociologist from the private and government agencies to survey coastal residents to determine social and economic needs.
Established Seaweed Farming Gracilaria species as an Alternative Source and Income. Coordinated a pilot study with local fishermen and Texaco refinery established some management and farming practice. Used atomic absorption technique to identified percentage of heavy metal in the alga tissue.
Sea regions of study
Skill in interpersonal techniques to negotiate and persuade others, to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Knowledge of the theories, methods and principles of mariculture science.Ability to coordinate, organize and establish priorities of self and others. Ability to use personal computer and software (i.e. work processing, spreadsheet, and database management) to keep data on plants grown, work load analysis, budget allocation, personnel, and to generate reports. Ability to communicate in writing to a wide range of individuals and organizations: articles, reports, grant proposals and other documents. Ability to communicate verbally to conduct informal briefings, lectures and informal training sessions.
Spanish and English
Last Updated: 2009-10-09
by Peter PISSIERSSENS