GIS Applications Presented at Coastal Geotools '99 Conference in Charleston, S.C.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coastal
Service Center joined with the Environmental Systems Research Institute
(ESRI), the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), the National States
Geographic Information Council, and the Coastal States Organization to
sponsor a national Coastal Geotools Conference on April 5-7, 1999.
Monterey Bay geology interpreted from high-resolution sidescan sonar images.
Conference lunch with speakers Barbara, VeeAnn, and Florence
(left to right) with USGS West Coast Lidar display in background.
The conference was a forum to educate
coastal resource managers about current efforts and future trends in
geoprocessing and geospatial data collection, analysis, management, and
Presentations from the USGS included:
- Barbara SeekinsGeographic Information System (GIS)
Applied to Shoreline Change Analysis: A Case Study in Massachusetts
on Buzzards Bay
- Florence WongUSGS GIS for the Monterey Sanctuary
- VeeAnn CrossUse of GIS and Global Positioning Satellite
(GPS) for Planning and Conducting Nearshore Cruise Operations Off
Southern Washington and Northern Oregon
Barbara and VeeAnn's talks sparked lively discussions at the meeting
and Florence's talk drew interest from the Sustainable Seas Expedition, which is going to be
surveying the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in May. Jeff Williams
represented Coastal & Marine Geology Program interests.
in this issue:
Western Region Benthic Habitat Project
Moloka'i Coral Reefs
George's Bank Moorings: Photo Essay
Rio Grande Delta
Venture Capital Award
Bolide Web Site
Virginia Meteorite Impact
Film Crew Visits St. Pete
Coastal Geotools '99
GSA / AAPG / SEPM
Coral Reef Assessment
Bring Your Kids to Work Day
May Publications List