Webinar: “Using Participatory GIS to Map Ocean Uses in the Mid-Atlantic”

Using Participatory GIS to Map Ocean Uses in the Mid-Atlantic
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

Presenter(s): Mimi D’Iorio (National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration), Laura McKay (Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program),
Nick Meade (Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program), Jeanne Herb (Rutgers

Description: Understanding human uses of the ocean is essential to successful marine
planning. Unfortunately, spatial data on ocean uses are often limited and
difficult to capture consistently over large areas. Participatory
geographic information system (PGIS) processes provide interactive ways to
capture local knowledge and ocean use patterns through specialized GIS
mapping tools. NOAA has been working with partners all over the country to
apply this method at local and regional scales. This webinar will be a
panel discussion with NOAA and its partners in the mid-Atlantic region
focused on the process, data, and lessons learned.

In this webinar, participants will:

– Learn about the NOAA PGIS method for capturing ocean use data and
where it has been applied;
– Hear insights from the mid-Atlantic team that has taken the process
from one state to the entire region for marine planning applications; and
– Gain a better understanding about the data, products, and often
unexpected outcomes of PGIS projects.

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