Dr. Kimberly Baldwin


Marine Spatial Information Solutions, Inc. 

Curriculum Vitae

  Marine Spatial Planning in Pedro Bank, Jamaica.   Kim Baldwin

Marine Spatial Planning in Pedro Bank, Jamaica. Kim Baldwin

I am also a certified

  • DiveMaster & lifeguard

  • US FAA Part 107 commercial Remote Pilot 

  • Barbados Model Helicopter Drone pilot


I am passionate about applying holistic ecosystem-based approaches to collaboratively develop information and effective environmental solutions. 

I have 20 years of experience and a thorough project implementation record working on various interdisciplinary marine projects across the Caribbean and globally.

My research interests include

  • Fisheries & marine ecology

  • Marine habitat, resource & space-use mapping

  • Participatory research & mapping of local knowledge

  • Drone mapping: automated flight planning, 3D modeling & spatial analysis

  • Marine monitoring surveys & impact assessments

  • Geoinfomatics & remote sensing

  • Participatory GIS

  • Ecosystem-based management

  • Marine Spatial Planning

  • Data creation, management & sharing

  • Modeling & advanced spatial analyses

  • Teaching & training courses

  • collaborative management & facilitation

  • Public Speaking engagements 

Marine Spatial Information Solutions works with a wide network of partners across the Caribbean and the US to implement specific projects and research.  

Kim is a highly motivated, inquisitive, and independent scientist. Her passion resides in the merging of participatory research and stakeholder collaboration to improve applied environmental management. Kim has worked on a number of participatory projects over the years to produce information in a format which is both understandable and accessible to all stakeholders; thereby facilitating ownership, capacity building, equity, and collaboration to improve ecosystem-based management and strengthen governance in the Caribbean.
— Professor Hazel A. Oxenford - Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) of the University of the West Indies, Barbados
She has the kind of dedication that’s always sought but seldom found; thoroughly professional and knowledgeable with a reserve of energy that few can match, she will be a success at her every endeavor. If my praise seem too lavish, my apologies. I am painfully frank - she deserves it!
— Luther Rennie – President of the Carriacou Environmental Committee NGO, Grenada
Marine Spatial Planning fishing meetings were held in Treasure Beach, Jamaica to collect, validate and empower fishers to participate in marine governance and management.