Proyecto 1867: Desastres y memoria en Puerto Rico [project's website]
The year 1867 was one of great impact for the residents of Puerto Rico. In that year three of the natural hazards to which the island and its inhabitants are exposed were experienced: a hurricane (Hurricane San Narciso), a series of earthquakes and a tsunami. In Proyecto 1867: Desastres y memoria en Puerto Rico, we study and document disaster events that have occurred since that year. We intend to provide information about such events and keep memory of them. We also provide a variety of resources (historical documents, videos, publications) that are useful to learn about hazards and disasters in Puerto Rico, as well as to conduct further research about disasters-related topics. Additionally, it is also our interest to encourage dialogue on the subject of disasters on the Island and to emphasize the importance of developing management plans at different levels to face current and potential hazard occurrence.
Puerto Rico georefenciado: Un mosaico de la costa [project's website]
Puerto Rico georreferenciado: Un mosaico de la costa consists of the georeferencing of aerial photographs from 1930-1931 and 1950-1951 for the coast of Puerto Rico. Georeferenced photographs allow their incorporation and use in a Geographic Information System (GIS), thus allowing their comparison and analysis with other geographic data of the island. On the project's website, users can download the photomosaics as georeferenced files (ECW format) or as non-georeferenced images (JPG format). Thus, both Geographic Information System (GIS) users and non-GIS users can download and utilize the aerial photographs.
CostaVisPR: Vista aérea de la transformación costera de Puerto Rico [link]
CostaVisPR: Vista aérea de la transformación costera de Puerto Rico is a tool that allows user’s visualization of changes in coastal areas of Puerto Rico since the year 1930. The viewer provides a quick understanding of coastal land cover changes, which can be related to other processes such as exposure to coastal natural hazards, modification of natural barriers, coastal erosion, coastal urban development, among others. Potential users of this viewer include government personnel from coastal municipalities, residents of coastal communities, educators, researchers, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, or anyone interested in learning about the transformation of the Puerto Rican coastal landscape.
Misión Industrial de Puerto Rico: 40 años de lucha ambiental [project's website]
Through the Misión Industrial de Puerto Rico: 40 años de lucha ambiental project, we documented different environmental cases in which Misión Industrial, one of the first Non-Governmental Environmental Organizations in Puerto Rico, was involved. Another objective of the project is to digitalize the documents and materials related to the cases and make them available to the public. Thus, the page is a source of information and, at the same time a research tool for the study of social-environmental movements and environmental history in Puerto Rico.