Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group Meeting


The fifth Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM) at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz. Registration is required for this free event and must be completed online by March 15th. We have a great line-up of presentations and demos:

Todd Hallenbeck (West Coast Governor’s Alliance) –Discovering data and informing regional ocean health priorities with the West Coast Ocean Data Portall

Patrick Barnard (USGS) – CoSMoS Project Update

Melissa Stevens (TNC) – eCatch and Lessons Learned

Mimi D’Iorio (NOAA) – Empowering Communities through Participatory Mapping

Will McClintock (UCSB) – Engaging Stakeholders with SeaSketch

Please refer to the online map for venue location and parking details.

We hope you will join us for the fifth Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group meeting and training event. Thank you for your interest and support!


 We are excited to sponsor a Participatory Mapping and Stakeholder Engagement workshop to support GIS training for our members on the afternoon of Monday, April 16, 2015 (1:30 PM-4 PM). Seating is limited and registration is required and must be completed through the online registration form by March 15th. The workshop is free for students and offered for a $10 fee to our members.

 Participatory Mapping and Stakeholder Engagement Workshop, Monday, April 16, 2015 (1:30 PM-4 PM) -Mimi D’Iorio (NOAA) and Will McClintock (UCSB)

 The Participatory Mapping and Stakeholder Engagement Workshop will be an interactive panel discussion about the advantages, limitations, and costs associated with various participatory mapping approaches. The workshop will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore a suite of participatory mapping tools and discuss best practices, lessons learned and strategies for integrating community knowledge into research and planning.

 We encourage you to share this invitation with colleagues interested in this topic!



 9:00 – 10:00    Registration, coffee, and networking

10:00 – 10:15    Welcome and Introductions

10:15 – 12:00    Invited Speakers

1:30 – 4:00    Participatory Mapping workshop

USGS, Santa Cruz, CA