Faculty Advisor

Lemone, Karen A.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K

Project Center

San Juan, Puerto Rico


The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of Puerto Rico has installed over 270 mooring buoys in seagrass, coral, and mangrove regions with the anticipation that they will curb boating damage and allow these natural environments to recover. To streamline buoy management, our group constructed a Geographic Information System database. This contains data we gathered at each buoy concerning its exact GPS location, condition, the recovery of the environment it is protecting, and observations of boating trends within the region.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs