After a great breakfast, we all headed up to the education building in which Lisa was waiting. Today was another GIS learning day! From 9 to 12, we all went over a bunch of tutorials that taught us the basics of GIS – Geographic Information System!
During lunch, our experienced TA Chris came over to give us some advice about mapping coral reefs. We now have a better idea of how to fully survey a circular reef. Anuschka also came over and gave us a good pep talk!
At 1:30 the group met back at the classroom and resumed working with GIS mapping. And at 4pm, we all had mapped our first data points on a map! This is the result of one of our groups:
At the end of our educational day, Kelvin came over to talk about landscape ecology and population genetics of corals. We then headed off for some r&r at gyu-kaku followed by a spectacular lasagna dinner prepared by Ceina! Here are some pictures taken during the day!