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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for conservation geograpy, mapping and GIS. Grantees are coded by program and year of grant at the end of their name/state, i.e. e91 means ECP grant in 1991. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)
Heal The Bay, Ca e98 . ( Heal the Bay, 2701 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 150, Santa Monica California 90405 USA tel:(310) 581- 4188 Fax: (310) 581- 4195 temai:firstname.lastname@example.org ) . "Heal the Bay was founded in 1985 when a small group of citizens became outraged when the Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant applied for an exemption from the effluent discharge requirements outlined in the Clean Water Act. From this small group of citizen advocates, Heal the Bay has grown into an organization of over 10,000 members and volunteers. " GIS NEWS: "The Malibu Creek Watershed Stream Team is a group of dedicated citizen volunteers who will walk throughout the Malibu Creek Watershed to collect data that can be used by the various stakeholders in the region to protect and enhance the natural resources of the Malibu Creek Watershed. ..The Stream Walk volunteers will be armed with GPS units so that they can record the latitude longitude coordinates of the following items: Areas that are obviously degraded and are likely sources of sediment transport, locations of outfalls into the creeks and streams, areas of exotic invasive vegetation, barriers to steelhead migration, human alterations to the stream or stream bank, and locations of dumping or littering....The purpose of the program is to utilize volunteer labor to supplement the information needs of the various groups in the watershed, to educate the public about the unique ecological concerns in this area, and create citizen stewards who take an active role in identifying and solving problems. The Stream Team Program has been designed by the Graduate Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona who have collected and created a large digital data base for this watershed using ArcView version 3.0 a and Spatial Analyst version 1.1. ...This information collected will ultimately be used to prioritize and institute restoration activities, to focus education activities that target the specific problems in this watershed, and to initiate planning and enforcement actions to correct violations that are degrading water quality or impacting the ecological function of this watershed. " See the Beach Report Card Map, see also the Geography/Watershed section .
Large Marine Ecosystems of the World Site . (NOAA/NMFS Narragansett Laboratory, 28 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882 USA . Contact: Kenneth Sherman, email:Kenneth.Sherman@noaa.gov ) . "The 50 Large Marine Ecosystems are regions of ocean space encompassing coastal areas from river basins and estuaries to the seaward boundaries of continental shelves and coastal current systems. They are relatively large regions of distinct bathymetry, hydrography, productivity and trophically dependent populations. " Site includes Descriptions of LME's, DATA DOWNLOADS in Arc formats
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Ca e91 . (MBARI, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039-0628 USA, Tel:(831) 775-1700, FAX:(831) 775-1620 GIS contact: Gerry Hatcher, email@example.com, extension 1758) "A unique private oceanographic center, the non-profit Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), was established in 1987 by David Packard (1912-1996) with the goal of developing state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation, systems and methods of scientific research in the deep waters of the ocean. "GIS has been very popularly applied in land information system. However, It has been modestly used in oceanographic applications. The reasons are from many aspects, such as different data standards, different data accuracies, resolutions, densities, low positional accuracy, difficulties in acquiring and representing oceanographic data in multiple dimensions etc. MBARI is one of the few institutes which have the potential to develop a marine GIS." MBARI GIS PROGRAM: Projects: MBARI GIS Datasource Page . .Also see their 1998 report on the..Marine real-time GIS system : A customized application for at-sea navigation that saved them an estimated 6 survey days through improved efficiency and planning.
New England Aquarium, Boston MA c95 . (Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110 tel:617.973.5200) Our core mission is to promote, present, and protect the world of water. Through exhibits, research, conservation, and education, we seek to change the way people think about the world of water so they will want to protect it....Landmark studies on right whales, African lake cichlids, fisheries bycatch issues, bluefin tuna, and sea turtles, have established the Aquarium as an internationally recognized marine and aquatic conservation research center. Their Rescue and Rehab program releases animals to the wild and features an online map of wildlife movements .
NOAA National Ocean Service Special Projects Office . (Special Projects Office, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce, 1305 East-West Highway, SSMC IV, 9th floor Silver Spring, MD 20910 . Tel:(301) 713-3000 x168 Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) "The mission of the Special Projects Office is to provide expertise, products and services that help the National Ocean Service (NOS) to design and implement an effective program of coastal stewardship throughout the agency". Notable Achievements Include: NOAA's State of the Coast Report, NOS MapFinder Service, Sustainable Seas Expeditions, National Coastal Assessment and Data Synthesis Capability, National Estuarine Bathymetry, Benthic Habitats of the Florida Keys mapping project, NOAA's Estuarine Eutrophication Assessments - Report, NOAA's Estuarine Eutrophication Assessments - Summary . "National and regional coastal geographic assessment frameworks will provide a wide range of coastal stewards with co-registered geographic data, in digital and map-based formats, for organizing and comparing thematic data and information by watersheds, state and county boundaries, census tracts, ecosystem and/or other coastal units."
All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997
Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996
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