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California Seafloor Mapping Program

Workshop Agenda

California Seafloor and Coastal Mapping Program Workshop
October 22, 2014, USGS @ Santa Cruz

Perspective view of bathymetry offshore of California.

8:30 to 9:15: Introduction

Welcome: Bob Rosenbauer (USGS PCMSC Center Director)
Logistics: Nadine Golden and Janet Watt (USGS)
Participant self introductions
Program History: Sam Johnson (USGS)
Workshop agenda, purpose, and goals: Daniel Santillano (OPC), Tim Doherty (NOAA)

9:15 to 9:45: Bathymetry, Backscatter, and Coastal Lidar

Facilitator: Mimi Diorio (NOAA)
Bathy/backscatter data coverage and management: Rikk Kvitek (CSUMB)
Topo Lidar data coverage and management: Daniel Santillano (OPC)
Elevation mapping products: Peter Dartnell (USGS)

9:45 to 10:30: Facilitated Discussion and Brainstorming

10:30 to 10:45: Break and polling

10:45 to 11:15: Groundtruthing and Habitats

Facilitator: Ellen Hines (SFSU)
Data collection and data management: Nadine Golden (USGS)
Potential habitat maps: Gary Greene (MLML)
Seafloor character and biological derivatives: Guy Cochrane (USGS)

11:15 to 12:00: Facilitated Discussion and Brainstorming

12:00 to 1:30: Lunch and polling

√ Networking
√ Walk to Natural Bridges State Park (allow 60 minutes round trip)
√ Quick tour of USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

1:30 to 2:00: Geology and Hazards

Facilitators: Chris Wills (CGS)
Seismic-reflection profiling and sediment mapping: Sam Johnson (USGS)
Geologic mapping: Janet Watt (USGS)

2:00 to 2:45: Facilitated Discussion and Brainstorming

2:45 to 3:00: Break and polling

3:00 to 3:30: Applications and Frontiers

Mapping and Ecosystem analysis: Rikk Kvitek (CSUMB)
Future visions in marine GIS and marine science (Dawn Wright, ESRI)

3:30 to 4:30: Integration, Synthesis, Planning for the Future - Facilitated Discussion and Brainstorming

Facilitator: Tim Doherty (NOAA)

5:00 on: Socializing, Networking, Last Thoughts: off-site



For more information, contact Guy Cochrane or Sam Johnson.

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