Enhancing Coastal and Marine Management through Effective Information Management (The Bataan IIMS Case Study)

Author(s): 
GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Programme on Building Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of Asia (PEMSEA)
Year: 
2007
Topic: 
Capacity Development
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
Location: 
Philippines
Type of Resource: 
Case Studies
Information management is an essential tool in integrated coastal management since it can provide data and/or information needed in attaining the necessary outputs towards the realization of sustainable development goals in coastal areas. The Integrated Information Management System for Coastal and Marine Environment (IIMS) is a desktop database application that provides timely data recording, the updating of information for management and technological intervention, and also facilitates data sharing. PEMSEA developed the IIMS to assist stakeholders, managers, and decisionmakers to meet their information needs in a timely manner and in the required format (standardized). The following paper describes how IIMS helped solve some of the information management issues in Bataan to facilitate not only improved environmental management but also to strengthen local governance.