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(c) Inventory of Coastal Resources and Uses.
The objective of this component is to further develop each participating country's inventory of coastal resources so as to provide the necessary baseline data for the execution of other project activities. Coastal resource data needed for the proposed project include coastal physical characteristics, natural environments, and information on the use of coastal areas and resources. The inventory takes into consideration the widely varying coastal zone resources, existing inventories, and analysis capabilities in the region. Under this component, all twelve participating countries will acquire a Geographic Information System (GIS) capability in the form of hands-on and formal training; the establishment of data management procedures and standards; and collation and automation of existing data. A regional training course will be provided in resource inventory preparation.

(d) Formulation of a Policy Framework for Integrated Coastal and Marine Management.
This component will support the development of a generic policy framework for the preparation of ICZM legislation throughout the region. The framework will incorporate mechanisms for planning for adaptation to climate change, including specific tools such as land use guidelines and disaster contingency planning. A draft framework will be presented at a regional meeting of CPACC representatives for review and training, and in-country consultations will be conducted to assist in adapting the framework to meet specific country needs. Countries requesting special support (zoning, building controls, etc.) will be offered direct assistance. A public awareness and education program will also be conducted.

The pilot-based components include the following:

(e) Coral Reef Monitoring for Climate Change.
This component is designed to increase existing knowledge about the extent and sources of coral reef degradation in three countries (the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Belize, and Jamaica). Building upon ongoing work on coral reef monitoring throughout the region, this component will establish a long-term monitoring program which over time will show the effects of global warming factors (temperature stress, sea level rise, and hurricanes) on coral reefs. Under this component, a subregional forum of specialists from government, NGO, and CARICOM institutions, as well as experts from the scientific community, will identify the methodologies to adjust and extend current monitoring efforts of global warming impacts on Caribbean reefs. The activities will depend heavily on the inventory work of Component (c) above, and will consolidate information from past inventories with that extracted from the current monitoring efforts. In addition, specific activities will be dedicated to public awareness, education, and transfer of technology. Regional meetings will take place to review the monitoring program and to train country specialists from other countries on monitoring methodologies and lessons learned.



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