Grenadines MarSIS
Marine Resource and Space-use Information System

Documents and Maps

This page contains links to download Maps and Documents (SEE BELOW) resulting from the
Grenadines MarSIS research.


Marine Multi-use Zoning Design for the Grenada Bank


From July 2011–June 2012
Alison DeGraff mapped terrestrial heritage data of important historical, cultural, and ecological sites of the Grenadine Islands. This information fills identified data gaps in the MarSIS and will serve to strengthen the current application of the Grenadine Islands as a   
Transboundary UNESCO Marine World Heritage Site.

Grenadines Heritage Reference Map
Tobago Cays
Union Island
Palm Island

Petit St. Vincent
Petite Martinique

Ilse de Rhonde/Isle de Caille

   Additional heritage information:

National Geographic Education's -
         Grenadines Heritage Mapping Geo Story           

        Grenadines World Heritage Site Review Flyer  

    Please feel free to become a member of the 

    MarSIS Yahoo E-group & Facebook Page

    Members recieve periodic email updates and have the ability to access additional files, maps and photos related to the research.


All available information on the Grenadines Islands, ranging from Bequia in the North to Isle Rhonde in the South, has been actively collected since 2002. This information covers many aspects of the Grenadines such as the economic, social and environmental issues which affect its people. The output of this library has been made available at different times and sources and varies greatly in its quality and scope. This page contains links to download a number of relevant research documents, maps and pictures of the Grenadine Islands and Grenada Bank.

Annotated bibliographic information on the Grenadine Islands

Updated Version 7 - April 2013. This document provides an inventory and review of some of the environmental, social and economic information that can be found on the Grenadines. It is hoped that it will be useful to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), community members, and any other parties with an interest in the area. This inventory is not considered to be complete as it has been based on what has become available, rather than on a systematic bibliographic search.

Environmental legislation guidebook for the Grenadine Islands
This guide book lists and explains the various environmental regulations relating to biodiversity, marine environment, land use development, waste and air pollution, and environmental health. Activities which are prohibited and allowed are identified along with the penalties for any offence.


     2012. SusGren. Grenadines Marine Zoning Project Update Flyer. February 2012

    2012. Baldwin K. Final Report - Developing a framework for a comprehensive marine multi-use zoning plan 
     for the Grenadine Islands’ project
. For the Sustainable Grenadines, Inc. Union Island, SVG.


MarSIS Research - Overview

2014. Baldwin, K and R. Mahon. A participatory GIS for marine spatial planning in the Grenadine Islands. Electronic Journal of Spatial Information in Developing Countries 63(7).

2014. Baldwin, K and H.A. Oxenford. A participatory approach to marine habitat mapping in the Grenadine Islands. Coastal Management 42: 36-58.

2013. Baldwin, K., P. McConney and R. Mahon. Benefits of a participatory GIS approach for strengthening marine governance in SIDS. Natural Resource Forum 37(4): 257-268. Email for a copy.

2013. DeGraff A. and K. Baldwin. Participatory mapping of heritage sites in the Grenadine Islands. CERMES technical report 65. University of the West Indies, Barbados.

2012. Baldwin K. A Participatory Marine Resource & Space-use Information System for the Grenadine Islands: An ecosystem approach to collaborative planning for management of transboundary marine resources. PhD Dissertation. Barbados: University of the West Indies.

2012. Stewart M. and K. Baldwin. Workshops, community outreach and KML for visualization of marine resources in the Grenadine Islands.  In Whitmeyer, S., Bailey J., De Paor, D. and Ornduff, T., eds., Google Earth, virtual globes, and virtual visualizations in geoscience education and research: Geological Society of America Special Paper 492: 63-76. Email for a copy of paper.

2011. Baldwin K. and R. Mahon. A geospatial framework to support ecosystem based management and marine spatial planning for the transboundary Grenadine Islands. 'CoastGIS 2011' conference, Sept. 4-8th. Oostende, Belgium.

2011. Fernandez M. and R. Mahon. Livelihoods vulnerability and capacity for adaptation to climate change in Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. CERMES Technical Report No. 48.

2010. Baldwin K. A workshop report on the training of Google Earth and the Grenadines Marine Resource and Space-use Information System (MarSIS) for primary and secondary school teachers of the Grenadine Islands. Barbados: United States Embassy.

2010. Mahon R., K. Blackman, R. Lee and P. McConney. Assessing social network structure of stakeholder organisations in the Grenadine Islands. CERMES Technical Report No.31.

2009. Baldwin K. Summary Report of the Stakeholder Evaluation Workshops of the Grenadines MarSIS Research (Process & Product). Stakeholder Summary Report. November 2009.

2009. Baldwin K. Summary Report of the Community Mapping Exercises of Marine Resources, Livelihoods & Threatened Areas for the Grenadines MarSIS. Stakeholder Summary Report. August 2009.

2009. Baldwin K. Knowledgebase for Lessons Learned Best Practices in Coral Reef Management -Applications for Review & Evaluation of MarSIS in St. Vincent and Grenada. Stakeholder Summary Report. March.

2008. Baldwin K. and S. Punnett. A Preliminary Investigation of the Queen Conch Fishery in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Poster presentation. 61st Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Guadalupe. November.

2008. Welch M. Applications of geographic information systems to coastal resource management. MSc thesis. Barbados: University of the West Indies.

2008 Williams E. Land based sources of marine pollution in the Grenadine Islands. MSc. Thesis. Barbados: University of the West Indies.  

2007. Baldwin K., R. Mahon, P. McConney, and H.A. Oxenford. Stakeholder engagement in the development of a participatory GIS for the Grenadine Islands. In press. 60th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

2007. Baldwin K., R. Mahon & H.A. Oxenford. Participatory Mapping for the Grenadines Marine Resource Space-use Information System. 45th Annual Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) GIS Conference. Washington D.C. August 20-23, 2007.

2007. Baldwin K. A marine space-use information system for the Grenadine Islands: a basis for collaborative planning and management. PhD Seminar Proposal. Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

2007. Baldwin K., D. Gill, A. Cooke, T. Staskiewicz, D. Lizama, R. Mahon, P. McConney and H.A. Oxenford. A socio-economic and space-use profile of Grenadine marine resource users. A technical report for the Nature Conservancy. CERMES, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

2007. Cooke A., R. Mahon and P. McConney.  A livelihoods analysis of the water taxi operators in the Grenadines. CERMES Technical Report No. 9. Barbados: University of the West Indies. 

2007. George C., R. Mahon and J. Cumberbatch. An environmental assessment of the accommodation sector in the Grenadine Islands. CERMES Technical Report No. 13. 

2007. Gill D., P. McConney and R. Mahon. Socio-economic profiles of fisheries in the Grenadine Islands. CERMES Technical Report No. 11. Barbados: University of the West Indies.

2007. Lizama D. and R. Mahon. Assessing sustainable “green boat” practices of water taxi operators in the Grenadines. Sustainable Grenadines Project. CERMES Technical Report No. 10.

2007. Mattai I. and R. Mahon. Review and interpretation of environmental and sustainable development legislation for the Grenadine Islands. CERMES Technical Report No. 15. Barbados: University of the West Indies.

2007. Staskiewicz T. and R. Mahon. A livelihoods analyses of fishers in the Grenadine Islands. CERMES Technical Report No. 12. Barbados: University of the West Indies. 

2006. Baldwin K., R. Mahon, H. Oxenford, A. Cooke, D. Gill, T. Staskiewicz. A profile of marine resource users in the Grenadines. 59th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. Belize City, Belize.

2006. Baldwin K. Summary Report for the Stakeholder Meetings and Space-use Mapping Exercises of the Grenadines Marine Space Use Information System (MarSIS). MarSIS Stakeholder Summary Report, October 2006.

2006. Baldwin K. Data scoping of the Grenadines Marine Space Use Information System (MarSIS): A summary of preliminary observations and key informant interviews from Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadine Islands. MarSIS Stakeholder Summary Report, May.

2006. Simmons B. and P. McConney. Tobago Cays Marine Park: Are the conditions for successful co-management likely to be met? CERMES Technical Report No. 6.

2004. Mahon R., S. Almerigi, P. McConney, C. Ryan and B. Whyte. Coastal resources and livelihoods in the Grenadine Islands: Facilitating change in self-organising systems. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 55:56-67.

2003. Finlay J., A. Franklin and R. Mahon. Government institutional capacity and arrangements for sustainable development in the Grenadine islands. Sustainable Integrated Development and Biodiversity Conservation in the Grenadine islands Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

     2002. Mahon R., S. Almerigi and A. Franklin. Stakeholders in sustainable development in the Grenadine 
     islands. Barbados: Caribbean Conservation Association
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