Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group, April 2013 Meeting Announcement

Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group

Meeting Specifics:

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (meeting); 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (workshop)
Location: Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey (view map)
     (Meeting - Irvine Auditorium; Workshop - Casa Fuente Building)

Registration is required!

To register: Fill out registration form
Cost: meeting is free, optional workshop is $20 (cash only, pay at event)
Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2013


The third Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.). We will have a great line-up of presentations and demos:

  • Nadine Golden (USGS) - Development of the California Seafloor Mapping Program Data Portal
  • Chris Romsos (OSU) and Mary Yoklavich (NOAA) - Online GIS Data Catalog to Support a Review of Essential Fish Habitat for Pacific Coast Groundfish
  • Lee Brinton (ESRI) - Managing and Sharing Bathymetric Data with ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry
  • Shaun Walbridge (ESRI) - Benthic Terrain Modeler: Past and Future
  • Dori Dick (OSU) - GeneGIS: Computational Tools for Spatial Analysis of Individual-based Genetic and Photo-identification Data of Whales and Dolphins
  • Will McClintock (UCSB) - SeaSketch: Where and How We are Using GeoDesign for Marine Spatial Planning Around the World

SeaSketch workshop:

We are excited to sponsor an optional SeaSketch workshop to support GIS training for our members. SeaSketch is a software service ( (The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.)) for the collaborative design of marine spatial plans. The SeaSketch platform may be used to expose analytics (geoprocessing services) to evaluate spatial plans and provide users feedback on the consequences of their design. Currently, SeaSketch supports geoprocessing and map services authored using ESRI technologies, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server. The application itself, however, requires only a standard web browser and internet connection - no specialized software or plug-ins are required for end users. Over the course of the afternoon, participants in the workshop will:

  • Create a new SeaSketch project of their own
  • Configure to gather information from experts and by crowd sourcing
  • Publish a map service to ArcGIS Server, then expose this map service in SeaSketch
  • Configure SeaSketch "Sketch Classes" to gather input from end users on where and how ocean space is managed
  • Configure web-based discussion forums to foster stakeholder communication and collaboration
  • Secure SeaSketch features (map services, surveys, discussion forums) for access by private groups

Attendees are encouraged to have basic skill with ArcGIS, be able to make maps, and project map data. Registration is $20, paid at the event (cash only).


9:00 - 10:00 Registration, coffee, and networking
10:00 - 12:00 Marine GIS presentations and demos
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 5:30 SeaSketch workshop (optional)


The morning meeting will be held in the Irvine Auditorium at 499 Pierce Street, and the afternoon workshop will be in the Casa Fuente Building at 450 Pacific Street. View map


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

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

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