[News and Events] Monterey Bay GIS Users Group Meeting – March 30, 2016


The sixth Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (8:30 AM-12:00 PM) at MBARI in Moss Landing. Registration is required for this free event and is available online.
The theme for this user group meeting is Seafloor Mapping Applications. We have a great line-up of GIS presentations and demos:

Garry Greene (MLML) – GIS, A Tool that Assisted in the Advancement of Seafloor Characterization and Mapping

Jenny Paduan (MBARI) – High-Resolution Mapping and Sampling of Mid-Ocean Ridges

Eve Lundsten and Krystle Anderson (MBARI) – Intro to AUV Collected Seafloor Bathymetry Data Processing using MBSystems

Drew Stephens (Esri) – Ecological Marine Units Project Overview and Preliminary Results

Lightening Updates * – Updates from the GIS User Group Community

Mimi D’Iorio (NOAA) – Communicating Science Using Story Maps

*We hope you will participate in the Lightening Update session and take this opportunity to share your work with the community! Please submit the following information: Name project, Name of lead, Project Info, using the Lightening Update form.

Please refer to the online map for venue location and parking details. We hope you will join us for the sixth Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting and training event. Thank you for your interest and support!



Communicating Science Using Story Maps workshop to support GIS training for our members will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (1:30 AM-3:30 PM) at MBARI in Moss Landing. The workshop is free for students and offered for a $10 fee to our members.

The workshop will offer a hands-on opportunity to learn about Esri’s online tools for transforming data and map content into compelling, interactive story-maps. Integrating narrative text, graphics and other multimedia content with spatial data, story maps help bring context and meaning to your data in an easy and effective way. The workshop will provide an overview of story map templates, basic steps in preparing data and related content, and an exercise to build and publish your own online story map



8:30 – 9:30    Registration, coffee, and networking

9:30 – 9:40    Welcome and Introductions

9:40 – 12:00  Invited Speakers

1:30 – 3:30    Story Map workshop


Kind regards,

Nadine GoldenMimi D’Iorio and Lisa Wedding