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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)


Tampa Baywatch, St. Petersburg FL c97 . (Tampa Baywatch, 8401 Ninth Street North Suite 230-B, St. Petersburg, Fl. 33702 tel:(813) 896-5320 Email:TPBAYWATCH@aol.com ) (Alternate URL) "Tampa BayWatch utilizes a professional staff and citizen volunteers to support resource monitoring, education, and restoration activities. Time after time, unintentional or illegal environmental impacts are identified and reported by individuals like you, people who care about the bay! Tampa BayWatch is the first organization of its kind in the southeastern United States, and has proven highly effective in mobilizing the Tampa Bay community to participate in restoration and protection activities, so far involving thousands of volunteers. GIS STATUS: "The addition of the GIS technology to Tampa BayWatch allowed us immediate access to many environmental data layers already developed by governmental entities in the bay area. The next step was to apply the ArcView GIS technology to our projects, through analyzing and interpreting information gathered from our environmental activities, monitoring events, and research, and examining for status and trends....Tampa Bay has lost more than 80 percent of its seagrass meadows during the last 100 years. Only recently has the water quality improved enough to allow regrowth in areas that previously held dense meadows. During the summer of 1997, Tampa BayWatch will be transplanting grass to the impacted areas to accelerate seagrass regrowth. This will entail a large amount of map work to determine suitable donor sites and appropriate transplant sites. Reference GIS layers would consist of current and past seagrass coverage (from aerial photography), bathymetry, shoreline characteristics, and others. Successful use of GIS would produce data depicting the number and location of transplant sites, original seagrass coverage, monitored growth rates of seagrass, as well as other data....Tampa BayWatch is coordinating the development of a volunteer program to provide rapid deployment of oil booms in the event of a material spill at an environmentally sensitive 8,583 acre Aquatic Preserve. The Florida Marine Research Institute has generated ArcView data sets for oil spill contingency planning. Tampa BayWatch will build on the existing information with site-specific oil spill prevention techniques within the Aquatic Preserve. "

University of California, Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) () "Established in 1972, the institute now supports a variety of research activities in many areas. The institute on-campus complex includes the IMS office, faculty research laboratories; analytical labs for Marine Chemistry; biology and geology; a computer laboratory; culture room for invertebrates and algae; portable seagoing analytic labs; and support facilities for the Aņo Nuevo Island program. In addition is the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory, an onshore site located 3 miles from the UCSC campus."

USFWS Gulf of Maine Project (Arnold Banner) Covers the fish and wildlife of Great Bay, New Hampshire. "We used gis to create grids of bathymetry, temperature and salinity gradients, and substrate, then used these parameters to create maps for a number of marine/estuarine organisms. The site includes the full text, tables, appendixes, and figures of all life stages of all species modeled and all environmental themes. A wordprocesser version and all of the gis data may be downloaded as raster (*.bil) files zipped to include metadata and header information. These can be brought directly into ArcInfo by the imagegrid command, or viewed as images in ArcView "

White Point Systems, Inc. (P.O. Box 2989 180 First Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
Phone: 360-378-7292 Fax: 360-378-7260 E-mail: napis@wpbm.com ) . NAPIS Lite is available for FREE download with optional Taxonomy lookup table data and Sample data.
..."NAPIS supports researchers at the government, industry, and university levels by providing a link between the library, laboratory and field. In addition to sample tracking and bioactivity directed isolation, NAPIS integrates geographic information system (GIS) technology using ESRI's Map Objects, which allows text-field database tables to be related to spatial features on computer-based maps. Researchers can query using the GIS map and drill down on chemical structures, or vice versa; query on field database tables to be related to spatial features on computer-based maps.

Wisconsin Coastal GIS Applications Project (University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, 1975 Willow Drive 2nd Floor, Madison, WI 53706 tel:(608) 262-0644 fax:(608) 263-2063 (fax) . mailto:dahart@facstaff.wisc.edu) "is a cooperative venture of the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and the Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The primary goal of the project is to teach the application of GIS/LIS and related spatial technologies to local government staff and officials to aid them in moving towards the sustainable management of Great Lakes coastal resources". See tutorials & projects .

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WWW Server . (Woods Hole, MA, 02543 Phone: 508/289-2252 or 508/289-2100 MAILTO:information@whoi.edu) see the Sosik Research Lab's work on: Patterns and Scales of Variability in the Optical Properties of Georges Bank Waters, with Special Reference to Phytoplankton Biomass and Production . see the Benthic Ecology and Nearshore Oceanography Lab projects on Biogeography of nearshore species, Large scale perturbations (global warming) and their effects on nearshore benthic communities, Population and Community Ecology. . see The Cooperative Institute for Coastal & Ocean Research : "The research activities of CICOR will be organized around three themes: the coastal ocean and near shore processes, the ocean's participation in climate and climate variability and marine ecosystem processes analysis. " see the WHOI / Data Explorer Site .

 


All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996

 

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