2006 GIS Conference

Geographic Information Systems and Ocean Mapping in Support of Fisheries Research and Management

Agenda [print version]

Tuesday April 11, 2006

8:00am Registration, coffee and muffins
8:30am Welcome and Introductions
Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis, Director, MIT Sea Grant College Program
John Boreman, Director, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
8:45am Overview of Integrated Ocean Mapping
Richard Pickrill, Director, Marine Environmental Geoscience, Geological Survey of Canada
National Seafloor Mapping Strategies in Canada
9:30am Fisheries Management: Habitats, Stocks, and Data Needs
  9:30am Dan Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  9:50am Paul Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council
  10:10am John Boreman, Director, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Fisheries Research Needs in Support of Management
10:30am Break
11:00am Eastern Seaboard Regional Ocean Mapping Initiatives and Oceanographic Data
John Haines, Program Coordinator, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Roger Parsons, Director, NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping - the NOAA Perspective
12:00pm Lunch and Poster Session
2:15pm Integrated Data, Mapping, and Data Access
  2:15pm Patrick Halpin, Professor of Geospatial Analysis, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
From data to decisions: Making ocean biogeographic data useful for marine ecosystem-based management
  3:00pm Philip Bogden, CEO, Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System
Sharing Oceanographic Data on the Web
3:45pm Ocean Mapping: A Case History
Peter Auster, Science Director, National Undersea Research Center, and Associate Research Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, Univ. of Connecticut at Avery Point
Deep Coral Reefs and Mapping Special Areas
4:30pm Break
5:00pm Panel Discussion on Next Steps
Moderated by Ronald Baird, Former Director, National Sea Grant College Program
6:00pm Summary and Concluding Remarks
Thomas Noji, Chief, Ecosystems Processes Division, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
6:30pm Reception