2006 GIS Conference

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

Tuesday April 11th, 2006

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wang Auditorium, Tang Center (Building E51)
70 Memorial Drive (entrance at Wadsworth and Amherst Streets)
Cambridge, MA 02139

As technologies have advanced, ocean mapping has changed dramatically and provided new insights into small and large scale features of the ocean, expanded our ability to communicate vast amounts of data, and provided opportunities for integrating data from many sources. The need to coordinate mapping initiatives that support fisheries management and science has motivated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant College Program and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center to provide a forum to identify focus specifically on the use of ocean mapping to support fisheries management and research. The region of interest is the Eastern seaboard from Cape Hatteras north. This conference will focus attention on the following topics:

  • use of ocean mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) data sets
  • management and fisheries needs and expectations
  • areas where communication can facilitate data integration
  • data gaps and mapping needs to support scientific and management expectations

The outcome of the conference will be a report for NOAA and other agencies with the aim of providing a document useful for fostering collaboration, leveraging synergies, and program planning.

Conference Summary

The conference summary document is now available for download. It includes a synopsis of the presentations and posters offered at the conference, as well as a discussion and conclusions. Click the link below to view or right-click to download.

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Abstract Booklet

The final abstract book is now available for download. It includes the conference overview, agenda, steering committee, and all poster abstracts. Click the link below to view or right-click to download.

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