Series 605 - Vanuatu Resource Information System (VANRIS)

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Vanuatu Resource Information System (VANRIS)


  • 1967 - 1997 (Creation)

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3 m (6 type 4 boxes; 3 type 1 boxes)

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Jennifer Bellamy is a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, University of Queensland, St. Lucia. Formerly a Principal Research Scientist (Resource Governance) CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, she has over 30 years experience in research on regional resource use management and planning, both in Australia and overseas. In particular, she has lead a number of major interdisciplinary research projects on the social and institutional aspects of regional natural resource management and planning including the evaluation of natural resource management governance within the framework of regional sustainable development (source: ANU Press).

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Aerial topographical photographs, 1986 - 1987, together with related printed material on Vanuatu geology, forestry, agriculture and land use, 1967 - 1997.
'In June 1990, the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau (AIDAB) contracted the Queensland Forest Service (QFS) and the CSIRO, Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures to undertake the Vanuatu Forest Resource Survey Project. The principal aim of the project was 'to contribute to the national objective of the Vanuatu Government to plan and manage the country's forest and agricultural resources in conjunction with appropriate land use development and conservation strategies for the economic benefit of the Vanuatu people'. During the project a geographically-referenced micro-computer based planning tool called the Vanuatu Resource Information System (VANRIS) was developed. VANRIS integrates spatially referenced information for the entire country concerning the type, distribution and current use of the natural resources with population distribution'. This Abstract was taken from Bellamy, J A (Ed), VANRIS Handbook, CSIRO (Qld), 1993


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Open access; Readers must sign an access agreement

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Created by Christine Bryan from PAMBU Shelf-List description, on 4 November 2015




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