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GIS Applications Presented at Coastal Geotools '99 Conference in Charleston, S.C.

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Interpreted Monterey Bay geology
Monterey Bay geology interpreted from high-resolution sidescan sonar images.
Lunch—Mmmmmmm, so tasty!
Conference lunch with speakers Barbara, VeeAnn, and Florence (left to right) with USGS West Coast Lidar display in background.
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.

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 dissemination.

Presentations from the USGS included:

  • Barbara Seekins—Geographic Information System (GIS) Applied to Shoreline Change Analysis: A Case Study in Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay
  • Florence Wong—USGS GIS for the Monterey Sanctuary
  • VeeAnn Cross—Use 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.

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