Ta Da

Recently a friend asked me, “where the hell are you and what are you doing?”
And it just happens lately I have been doing quite a bit of work making maps and charts as part of creating a State of the Coast report for my province here in the Philippines. Let me share with you all just some of the “what” I have been up to.
But First here’s some maps of where I am…

Alblay relative Position, citation

albay and its water-cited

As for what I have been doing… Beth and I have both gotten certified as scuba divers and have been exploring the sea. Sometimes I even work underwater….

Which can be beautiful
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And interesting… here I am extracting a crown of thorns sea star…
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However, I spend much more time in my office…

my officejjj

Working through documents and requesting more from other agencies…

My desk…
the databasejj

But it has started to pay off… as my office mates now have access at there finger tips to all sorts of data… which I have tried to make easily understandable by creating graphs, charts, or maps.

Wind Chart, final

Storm signal, Final

Temperature, Final

or perhaps more interesting…(anything interesting here?)
Fish harvest Chart 1

The average daily catch information was gather through participatory conferences... the annual production number come from the governments database.

The average daily catch information was gather through participatory conferences… the annual production number come from the governments database.

But besides all these charts I have also been involved helping another volunteer and her fisher-folk establish a giant underwater rosary. This has involved some interesting moments…

does she look concerned to you?
BEFORE

DURRINGjj

after

This is just a short summary of what I have been up to…

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