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Details of MSc Geographical Information T Johan Andres Mancilla   


Gender male
Job title Environmental Engineer
Department Engineer of Oceans and Coasts Subdirection
San Andres Isla
San Andres Islas
San Andres Islas
Nationality Colombia
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Degree MSc Geographical Information Technologies
Job type Operational Support (technical) , Technical Advice & Consulting , Other
Research Activities

- Manage and file interagency agreements that contribute to sustainable development of the Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina. - Seaflower Biosphere Reserve.

- Provide advisory services and support from my professional background, business management, monitoring and update of processes and certification of beaches.

- Manage, organize, update and provide services in their entirety geographic information system.

Research Region 35
Working languages Spanish, English
Skills/Expertise - Environmental Engineer
- Geographic Information Systems
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Monitoring and evaluation of environmental parameters

I am a driven and dedicated person. I have an honest appreciation of applicable knowledge that can be used to better the conditions of communities. I am looking for an opportunity to further my education in order to develop my professional capacity to do more for my community.

 I lead the Geographic Information System office of CORALINA, the institution that administers UNESCO’s Seaflower Biosphere Reserve. Seaflower is 350,000 Km2; it the largest Biosphere Reserve in the Caribbean and one of the largest in the world. CORALINA has a small team of 32 people to administer an area the size of Germany This makes the management of Seaflower a challenge that requires the team of professionals to be updated on the most efficient tools to provide decision makers then necessary information for them to design and implement environmental policies.

My team and I are currently developing the beach management plan for the island of San Andres (the largest of three inhabited islands in Seaflower). We are also taking part in the processes of management and zoning of the coastal zone on the island of San Andrés.

CORALINA has very limited resources. We rely heavily on donors to protect this environmental jewel, and get the proper training to do so effectively. I don’t only want to, but I need to attend this course.  If invited to the course I will bring a strong desire to learn new techniques to bring back to Seaflower. My greatest goal is to continue to contribute to the sustainable development of Seaflower from my field and the Ocean Teacher course provides an opportunity that I cannot miss. 

Group(s): IODE
Created: 2015-05-20 Last Updated: 2016-07-02 by Johan MANCILLA