There are two fantastic upcoming opportunities to learn about coastal and marine GIS technologies and techniques. Network members are encouraged to register and participate!
The COAST Geospatial Network will host a workshop on geospatial techniques and data analysis in the marine environment at CSU Monterey Bay March 19-21, 2015. The workshop will focus on marine geospatial data collection and statistical analysis and application to biological and ecological research questions. Training in the use of advanced geospatial technologies (e.g. LIDAR, survey grade GPS) that can be used in the management and conservation of California’s coastal resources will be provided.
The workshop will be led by Dr. Corey Garza and Mr. Dan Orr of CSU Monterey Bay and Dr. Shannon Bros-Seaman of SJSU. The workshop will follow a field-to-finish format where participants will spend one day in the field learning geospatial data acquisition techniques followed by one day in the lab processing and analyzing the data. Participants in the workshop must have entry-level GIS experience. Those without GIS experience will be provided with access to an online ESRI training module that must be completed prior to the start of the workshop.
Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group at USGS April 16, 2015
The fifth Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM) at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz. Registration is required for this free event and must be completed online by March 15th. We have a great line-up of presentations and demos:
- Todd Hallenbeck (West Coast Governor’s Alliance) –Discovering data and informing regional ocean health priorities with the West Coast Ocean Data Portall
- Patrick Barnard (USGS) – CoSMoS Project Update
- Melissa Stevens (TNC) – eCatch and Lessons Learned
- Mimi D’Iorio (NOAA) – Empowering Communities through Participatory Mapping
- Will McClintock (UCSB) – Engaging Stakeholders with SeaSketch
We are excited to sponsor a Participatory Mapping and Stakeholder Engagement workshop to support GIS training for our members on the afternoon of Monday, April 16, 2015 (1:30 PM-4 PM). Seating is limited and registration is required and must be completed through the online registration form by March 15th. The workshop is free for students and offered for a $10 fee to our members.