Photo taken by Philip-Neri Jayson-Quashigah

Copyright Photo taken by Philip-Neri Jayson-Quashigah


Managing Climate Change Adaptation at the Coast through More than Maps

Date 01.09.2021 - 31.10.2021
Location University of Southampton (UK), The University of Western Australia, University of Sydney (Australia), University of Ghana, (Ghana) Mona Geo Informatics Institute (Jamaica))


One of three research funded projects for the UK/ Australia Season that focuses on key climate challenges facing ODA countries.

More than Maps aims to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to meaningfully engage in climate change adaptation policy discourse using evidence-based approaches. The workshops draw on the climate change adaptation research taking place across the University of Southampton, The University of Western Australia, The University of Sydney, University of Ghana and Mona GeoInformatics Institute (University of the West Indies).

This workshop series focuses on coastal research from these institutions on monitoring and mapping landscapes and seascapes in Pacific Island Countries, and identifying opportunities for transformational adaptation that can be generated through the management and re-use of the sargassum seaweed influxes in the Tropical Atlantic.

Each workshop series includes international and local case studies of coastal adaptation, covering topics including environmental mapping, remote sensing, natural disasters, the role of climate change in influencing extreme events, coding, stakeholder analysis, causal loop diagrams, drones, and field based monitoring.

Sargassum Monitoring, Photo taken by MGI

The research project will have workshop series as scheduled

September 2021 – The University of Western Australia workshop series

October 2021 – The University of Sydney workshop series

November 2021 – University of Southampton workshop series

January 2022 – University of Ghana winter school

February 2022 – Mona GeoInformatics Institute workshop series

Research Team

  • Professor Jadu Dash, University of Southampton, is a Professor in Remote sensing in the School of Geography and Environmental Science.

  • Dr Sien van der Plank, University of Southampton, is a Senior Research Assistant within the School of Geography and Environmental Science.

  • Dr. Philip-Neri Jayson-Quashigah, University of Ghana, is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies.

  • Dr Ava Maxam, Mona GeoInformatics Institute, is the Deputy Director of MGI.

  • Prof Byran Boruff, The University of Western Australia, is a Geographer and Senior Lecturer in the School of Agriculture and Environment.

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