In 2018, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) used participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) in Montserrat to engage fisherfolk, coastal communities and local authorities in climate change vulnerability assessments of their fisheries sectors as part of the Darwin Initiative-funded project, Climate change adaptation in the fisheries of Anguilla and Montserrat.
Stakeholders were facilitated to build and use 3D models to document local knowledge on resource use, livelihoods and areas critical to fisheries, including fishing communities, landing sites and ecosystems such as coral reefs and mangroves, and identify adaptation priorities. As the models were geo-referenced, the data was digitized to produce GIS databases and maps that integrate scientific and local knowledge and support coastal and marine spatial planning. Posters of the map and key findings were developed and are on display in fishing communities, along with the 3D models, for awareness raising and knowledge sharing in Montserrat about climate change impacts, key vulnerabilities and adaptation.
This post presents the poster developed from the Montserrat P3DM exercise. You can find the post for Anguilla here: https://hub.canari.org/sdg/documents/view/?p=73
CANARI is a regional technical non-profit organisation that has piloted P3DM and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enable effective stakeholder participation in climate decision-making, and this project is supporting Goals 13 and 14 on climate action and life under water.