BOWMAN EXPEDITION COUNTRIES
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Antilles GIS Project
Colombia GIS Project
AGS Explorers' Globe
AGS Educational Tours
Updated January 29, 2009
AGS BOWMAN EXPEDITIONS
2005-2006 - Mexico. Follow this link for details of the Mexico project.
2007-2009 - Lesser Antilles
We are pleased to announce that a partnership led by the American Geographical Society has won an award for fieldwork throughout the Antilles Region. The proposal was submitted competitively to the Federal Government. The award amounts to a total of $255,598 and covers funding for one year with renewal likely for a second year and possibly for a third.
The project will be designated as the Bowman Expedition to the Antilles in honor of Isaiah Bowman, the Society's Director from 1915 to 1935. The region presents an unusual challenge because it contains so many island nations. We have addressed this need by engaging experts from eight different universities. Over three years, recipients of Bowman Expedition funds will include the following institutions and tasks:
*** Kansas State University has accepted primary responsibility for building and maintaining a multi-resolution, open source GIS database for the entire Antilles Region.
*** Virginia Tech will conduct a comparative analysis of water resource issues in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
*** LSU will focus on land-use and land cover dynamics as they relate to tourism, the dominant economic sector in the Leeward segment of the Lesser Antilles.
*** Miami and Hofstra Universities will compare and contrast rural economic conditions, land use change, and job prospects in three independent countries of the southern Lesser Antilles.
*** Indiana University will conduct field-based research to investigate the consequences of rapid urbanization in Trinidad and rapid coastal zone tourism-related development in Tobago.
*** The University of Kansas will coordinate the effort among participants, report to AGS, and interface onsite with the sponsor.
2008-2009 - Colombia
We are pleased to announce that a partnership led by the American Geographical Society has won an award for fieldwork in Colombia, working with research
colleagues at the Center for Resources for the Analysis of Conflict (CERAC), GEOSCIRE Colombia , and Universidad de Los Andes, located in Bogotá, and with colleagues at
Universidad EAFIT in Medellín. The proposal was submitted competitively to the U.S. Federal Government. The award amounts to a total of $103,569 and covers funding for one year with renewal likely for a second year and possibly for a third.
The project will be designated as the Bowman Expedition to Colombia in honor of Isaiah Bowman, the Society's Director from 1915 to 1935.
More details about part of this project are posted online - just follow this link.
Additional proposals have been submitted and others will be submitted for Bowman Expeditions to other world regions. We'll keep you posted as the program advances.