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 the events that have occurred since that year and document subsequent events, both of great magnitude and those of smaller magnitude (but of greater occurrence). We intend to provide information about these events and keep “their memory alive”. 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 potential future hazard occurrence.
Puerto Rico georefenciado: Un mosaico de la costa [project's website]
The Puerto Rico georreferenciado: Un mosaico de la costa consists in the georeferencing of aerial photographs from 1930-1931 and 1950-1951 for the coast of Puerto Rico; specifically for the area that covers at least one kilometer inland from the shoreline. 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 website you 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.
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 we documented different environmental cases in which Misión Industrial was involved. Another objective of the project is to digitalize the documents and materials for environmental cases and make them available to the public. Thus, the page is a source of information and a research tool for the study of social-environmental movements and environmental history in Puerto Rico. The project also provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research and apply different research techniques (such as document review and interviews), and to develop information synthesis dissemination skills.