Creating a Unified Marine Spatial Planning and Management Environment
Track: Ocean and Maritime
Authors: Keith VanGraafeiland
Preparing for and responding to marine environmental hazards resulting from ship groundings, oil spills, and other anthropogenic incidents requires that marine biologists, fisheries ecologists, oceanographers, engineers, coastal zone and environmental managers work independently to compile large amounts of mission-specific data. This presentation demonstrates how the intelligent application of GIS, provides a common unifying platform for the collection, storage, analysis, and sharing of data.