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1 Dr. Gloria Batista de Vega Scientific Researcher Vice- Presidency of Research and Post-grade University of Panama Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

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4 PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

5  The Maritime Authority of Panama is the supreme, autonomous, state entity in charge of the maritime sector of the country.  It administrates, promotes, regulates, designs and executes strategies, norms, plans, and programs related to the functioning and development of the marine sector. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

6  The Authority on Aquatic Resources of Panama (ARAP) is a governing entity of the state that ensures the application of laws and the elaboration of programs for the coordination of aquatic resources. It is the technical institution specialized in the development of scientific projects to guarantee the sustainable use of fishing and agriculture.  ARAP has organized a team that is responsible for the development of a group of indicators that will permit other member nations to use these indicators for the development of a central group of indicators to be used at the regional level. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

7 The APC is the entity of the government of Panama established under the title XVI of the national constitution with exclusive charge of the operation, administration, management, preservation, maintenance, and modernization of the canal, as well as its activities and related services, pursuant to legal and constitutional regulations in force, so that the canal may operate in a safe, continuous, efficient and profitable manner. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

8 The Maritime Chamber of Panama is comprised of over a hundred agencies including to the top shipping companies in the world. It is the principle body of an extensive network of companies related to sea port activities. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

9 A Panamanian state-owned power transmission company that operates under public corporation rules. The Department of Meteorology is in charge of processing and registering the information generated in the network of meteorological stations in the country, and of planning, coordinating and projecting national research on meteorology and to prepare the prognostics. The Department of Hydrology is responsible for the planning, coordinating, and launching of national research relating to inventory, quality, and utilization of the hydro resources of the country. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

10 The ANAM is an autonomous state entity responsible for the environment and its natural resources and to insure the implementation and execution of laws, regulations and national politics concerning the environment. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

11 The Panama Canal Institute and International Studies was created for the development of activities of a scientific nature with the compromise to make significant contributions for sustainable human development. Its activities involve education, training, research, consultancy and policy planning and its projects include reforestation of the watershed, especially the watershed of the Panama Canal. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

12 MONITOREO AMBIENTAL INTEGRADO EN LAS COSTAS DEL CARIBE Y EL PACÍFICO EN EL CANAL DE PANAMA

13 PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

14 Several years of monitoring of the sea level by the Panama Canal Authority (86 years) Years of hydraulic and meteorological data of the Northern end of the canal by the Panama Canal Authority and by the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Investigations at the Marine Laboratory in Punta Galeta

15 Four conferences on “High Tech Integrative Environmental Monitoring of the Costal Zones of the Panamanian Caribbean” and the use of the data system Metadata. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

16  To integrate industrial, commercial and port activities, scientific institutions and the community to a safe and healthy ecosystem using various paths of sustainability for the benefit of all. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

17 17 Integrar la información proveniente de satelites y radares que describen la zona costera de la República de Panamá, esto incluye la evaluation de medidas cuantitativas de los parámetros ambientales. (e.g. vientos, olas, partículas suspendidas, temperatura y otro).

18 PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009 El Centro contiene instrumentos de alta tecnología que permitirá entender la interpretación de los datos de parámetros ambientales colectados en tiempo real lo que conjuntamente con la data ambiental histórica nos lleva a una variedad de escenarios que se aplican en proyectos actuales a corto, mediano y largo plazo

19  Guayaquil, Ecuador. May 22-31, st Workshop on the introduction of Oceanographic Systems  Mazatlan, Mexico, September 30- October : First Course on the Training for the Management of Marine Information  Panama 2003: An ODINCARSA workshop was planned in Panama. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

20 15 workshops between , focusing on the integration of real time data of the coastal zone involving:  Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP)  National Environmental Authority (ANAM)  City of Knowledge  University of Panama  and various experts on numeric models from the Institution of Coastal Investigations GKSS, Germany and the Danish Hydraulics Institute, Denmark (DHI) PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

21 National Workshops:  Evaluation of ODINCARSA national activities. Conferences on “High Tech Integrative Environmental Monitoring of the Costal Zones of the Panamanian Caribbean.”  Directed by Dr. Paul Geeder on October 16-17,  An ODINCARSA workshop was planned for 2003 in Panama. The workshop was cancelled. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009

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24 In June 2002 a Memorandum of Understanding was established where the objectives of the project and the plan of action was set between:  Governmental Institutions  Private Companies  Smithsonian Institute  GKSS  Local Community The utilization of the two buoys to detect the transport of substances.  The buoys should measure:  Water quality Water Temperature Conductivity pH Sedimentation PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009 Dynamic Parameters Ocean Currents Waves Wind

25 PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, December 2009 Monthly Average Temperature ( ) Daily Average Salinity Annual tendency ( ) Wind Direction and Intensity ( )

26  To develop appropriate strategies to facilitate port and commercial activities without altering the health of the rivers and the coastal habitats.  To provide us with more opportunities to better understand how climatic change affects us locally and how to manage it.  To facilitate an exchange on training between the regional leaders and European institutions to promote the adequate management of the coastal zones. PANAMA - ODINCARSA Latin American Planning Meeting; Ensenada, Mexico, 7-10 December 2009


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