Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group, July 2012 Meeting Announcement

Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group

Update: July 2012 meeting summary

Meeting Specifics:

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: NOAA Fisheries Lab, Santa Cruz ( directions), Conference Room

Registration is required!

To register: Email Lisa Wedding, lwedding@ucsc.edu
Cost: free registration, $10 for lunch (optional)
Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2012

In your registration email please indicate your selection of 1) turkey or 2) vegetarian sandwich, or if you will be bringing your own lunch.

Details:

The Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting will be on Thursday, July 19, 2012 (10:30-3:00) at the NOAA Fisheries Lab in Santa Cruz. The GIS user group will support GIS training, capacity building and increase awareness of marine spatial data sets among the broader GIS science community in Monterey Bay. The goal for this meeting is to foster collaboration among academic, private, state and federal agencies and NGO's in the Monterey Bay marine GIS science community.

Our Keynote speaker, Dr. Patrick Halpin (Duke University, Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab  (The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.) ) will present "Illuminating the Oceans: using geospatial analysis to better understand the marine world." Following this keynote address, Dr. Will McClintock (UCSB) will introduce our group to recent advancements in SeaSketch  (The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.) , the new platform for collaborative GeoDesign software for marine spatial planning. Jason Roberts (Duke) will present on Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools  (The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.) (MGET), the open source geoprocessing toolbox designed for coastal and marine GIS analysis and Melissa Foley (Center for Ocean Solutions) will highlight an upcoming geospatial project on cumulative impact assessment in Monterey Bay.

We hope you will join us for the second semi-annual Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting. Registration is free and optional lunch/refreshments will be provided on-site at a modest cost ($10) to encourage networking and collaboration. Seating will be limited, so please email Lisa Wedding ( lwedding@ucsc.edu) to register by Friday, June 15, 2012. In your registration email please indicate your selection of 1) turkey or 2) vegetarian sandwich, or if you will be bringing your own lunch.

Agenda:

 
10:30 - 11:00 Registration, coffee, and networking
11:00 - 11:20 Welcome and Introductions
11:20 - 12:10 Pat Halpin (Duke)
12:10 - 12:40 Jason Roberts (Duke)
12:40 - 1:40 On-site Lunch
1:40 - 2:20 Will McClintock (UCSB)
2:20 - 2:40 Melissa Foley (Stanford COS)
2:40 - 3:00 Concluding Remarks

Organizers:

Lisa Wedding, Postdoctoral Scholar - Marine Spatial Ecologist
NOAA Fisheries Ecology Division, Habitat Ecology Team &
UCSC Institute of Marine Sciences
110 Shaffer Road Santa Cruz, CA 95060
email: lwedding@ucsc.edu

Nadine Golden, Geographer
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
2800 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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