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Natural Resources #1 [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 30
 

10:30am

Natural Resources #1 Track. Don't Clam Up! Trend Analysis Everyone Can Use...a Shellfish Sanitation Case Study
AUTHORS: Melissa Albino Hegeman*, Matt Richards – NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources

ABSTRACT: Using ArcGIS Online allows the Shellfish Bureau at NYSDEC to easily keep an eye on all aspects of their operation. Marine Resources has been using ArcGIS to keep track of station locations, shellfish harvest zones and shellfishing closure locations for years. We are now using the analysis tools available through ArcGIS Online to add value: the data is easier to find, easier to understand, and more up to date. The operations dashboard allows staff to look at water quality trends both over time and across space. The ArcGIS Online tools allow all staff to work with the data from any computer without installing any extra software. The new “Shellfish Dashboard” integrates with existing water quality analysis, temperature and salinity readings to show everything in one view. It also allows staff to keep track of the number of sampling runs occurring and where, so they can quickly determine any deficiencies. This visual representation also allows decision makers to better understand shellfish closures in the context of other activities and proposed activities in the nearby area.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Broadway 1&2

11:00am

Natural Resources #1 Track. Creating Marine Vessel Activity Data Products from AIS
AUTHORS: Fontenault Jeremy, RPS; Daniel Martin, NOAA Office for Coastal Management; Jenna Ducharme*, RPS

ABSTRACT: Maritime commerce in our oceans is a critical resource for supporting domestic and international transportation, trade, and recreation. Understanding marine transportation patterns is an important step to ensure safety and commercial viability while avoiding any potential use conflicts with other activities. To this end the U.S. Coast Guard implemented the Nationwide Automatic Identification System program, which leverages the Automatic Identification System (AIS), a global standard for ship communications that mandates certain vessels carry AIS transponders. These transponders broadcast vessel identity, position and other information to track and monitor ship transits. This presentation will discuss the creation of vessel transit counts of commercial cargo, tanker, tug-tow, passenger, fishing, recreation, other, or all vessels from the raw AIS data. These data products were recently updated for years 2013 – 2017 and are being presented on the Northeast Ocean Data Portal, among other data portals. This presentation will highlight tools that have been developed to better understand, and use these complex data. Finally, it will show how this data is being displayed and methods that can be used to understand patterns of marine vessel traffic for ocean use planning initiatives.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Broadway 1&2

11:30am

Natural Resources #1 Track. How Interactive Online Technologies Advance the Connecticut’s Changing Landscape Study Website
AUTHORS: Emily H. Wilson, James Hurd, Chet Arnold – University of Connecticut

ABSTRACT: The University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) has added a new date to the Connecticut’s Changing Landscape (CCL) land cover and land cover change study. The study now covers 30 years with 7 dates (1985, 1990, 1995, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2015) of land cover. CLEAR has a long history of making the results of the study available on the web to all users in a variety of ways. Previous versions of the website used pdfs, static images and ArcIMS to name a few. Today, the information is being shared using the new geospatial technologies. ArcGIS server services are available to users, populate a story map and are consumed by a web app builder viewer with multiple, user-friendly tools. New, slick and interactive data visualizations tools, such as Tableau and Esri Insights, were assessed and are now part of the website. The presentation will show these tools, discuss how they are being used to share land cover and how their dynamic nature improves user experience. http://clear.uconn.edu/projects/landscape.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Broadway 1&2