Danajon Bank, Philippines

Participatory 3D Model of the Danajon Bank, Bohol, Philippines

Images courtesy Fernando Ramirez, Ocean.org July 2006pic_363_deatils_pin_paintThis 1:10,000 scale 3D model with 2X vertical exaggeration,  was completed in July 2006. It depicts the vast Danajon Bank in Bohol, Philippines.  The Danajon Bank is a double barrier reef in the Philippines. One of only six double barrier reefs in the world, Danajon Bank runs for 156 km in the Central Visayas, around the following islands: Bohol, Cebu, and Leyte.
Image courtesy Fernando Ramirez, Ocean.org July 2006pic_365_colorsThe model  covers a total area of 480 km2. It was manufactured by local stakeholders in the framework of the Fisheries Improved for Sustainable Harvest (FISH) Project a (2003-2010) conservation initiative funded by USAID which focused on small-scale fisheries and coastal resource management.

The P3DM process was initiated as part of the information and education campaign and to help the Talibon local government develop and establish a Fisheries and Coastal Resource Management Interpretive Center.

 Image courtesy L Tinapay, Ocean.org July 2006
Planning phase

Depicted data reflect the cognitive maps of local governments, municipal agricultural officers, village chiefs, national and provincial government agencies, municipal planning and development officers.


Recommended Readings:
Asuncion S. 2006. Participatory 3-dimensional modeling in Talibon, Bohol, Philippines: A 3D Experience; The Online Magazine for Sustainable Seas; Vol. 8 No. 3, July 2006

Ramirez F. 2006. Participatory 3-D Modeling in Talibon, Bohol, Activity Report, Foundation for the Philippine Environment.