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Place Matters - Table of Contents

Part I - Pushing the Envelope: Selected Models and Methods of Marine GIS

  1. Biogeographic Assessments of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries: The Integration of Ecology and GIS to Aid in Marine Management Boundary Delineation and Assessment
    Mark Monaco, Matt Kendall, Jamison Higgins, Charles Alexander, and Mitchell Tartt
    NOAA/NOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, Biogeography Program and NOAA/NOS National Marine Sanctuaries Program
  2. Mapping Global Fisheries Patterns and their Consequences
    Reg Watson, Jackie Alder, Villy Christensen and Daniel Pauly
    University of British Columbia
    Related website: Sea Around Us Project.
  3. The Benefits and Pitfalls of Geographic Information Systems in Marine Benthic Habitat Mapping
    H. Gary Greene, Joseph J. Bizzarro, Janet E. Tilden, Holly L. Lopez, and Mercedes D. Erdey
    Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  4. Modeling Inshore Rockfish Habitat in British Columbia: A Pilot Study
    Jeff Ardron and Scott Wallace
    Living Oceans and Blue Planet Research and Education

Part II - Science in Action: Working Examples of Marine GIS

  1. The OCEAN Framework — Modeling the Linkages between Marine Ecology, Fishing Economy, and Coastal Communities
    Astrid Scholz, Mike Mertens, and Charles Steinback
  2. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary: Advancing the Science and Policy of Marine Protected Areas
    Satie Airame
    Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
    Related websites: SPEXAN and CI-SSAT.
  3. The Tools of the Oregon Coastal Atlas
    Tanya Haddad, Dawn Wright, Michele Dailey, Paul Klarin, John Marra, Randy Dana, and David Revell
    Oregon Ocean-Coastal Management Program, Ecotrust, Oregon State University
    Related websites: COMCI and Oregon Coastal Marine Viewer.
  4. Nearshore Marine Conservation Planning in the Pacific Northwest: Exploring the Utility of a Siting Algorithm for Representing Marine Biodiversity
    Zach Ferdaña
    The Nature Conservancy

Part III - Democratizing Data: Civil Society Groups' Usage of Marine GISS

  1. Continental-scale Conservation Planning: The Baja, California to Bering Sea Region
    Lance Morgan, Peter Etnoyer, and Elliott Norse
    Marine Conservation Biology Institute and Aquanautix Consulting
  2. Using GIS to Elicit and Apply Local Knowledge to Ocean Conservation
    Kate Bonzon, Rod Fujita, and Peter Black
    Environmental Defense
  3. Rapid Shoreline Inventory: A Citizen-Based Approach to Identifying and Prioritizing Marine Shoreline Conservation and Restoration Projects
    Philip Bloch, Jessemine Fung, Tom Dean, Lisa Younger, and Jacques White
    People for Puget Sound, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Vashon Island Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy
  4. Port Orford Ocean Resources Team: Partnering Local and Scientific Knowledge with GIS to Create a Sustainable Community in Southern Oregon
    Victoria Wedell, David Revell, Laura Anderson, and Leesa Cobb
    Oregon State University, Surfrider Foundation, and Port Orford Ocean Resource Team
    Related websites: Ecotrust Fisheries.

Part IV - Epilogue

  1. Spatial Reasoning for "Terra Incognita": Progress and Grand Challenges of Marine GIS
    Dawn J. Wright and Patrick N. Halpin
    Oregon State University and Duke University
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Presentations from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting: http://dusk2.geo.orst.edu/placematters/ppts.html.

Figures and appendices from Place Matters are available here.

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Table of Contents and Resources


Ecotrust Marine Planning A suite of tools and consulting for fishing management decisions

The Oregon Coastal Atlas A resource for the management constituency of the Oregon Coastal Zone

The Willamette Valley - Puget Trough - Georgia Basin Ecological Assessment CD ROM simulation

Additional Marine GIS Tools


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