2008 Sitka – Abstracts & Agenda

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Ola OskarssonMMT AB, SwedenHabitat Investigations Within the SEA 1, 4 and 7 Areas of the UK Continental Shelf. Cold Water Reefs and Sponge Habitats
Kerry HowellUniversity of Plymouth, UKStructural Sponge Communities of the Faroe-Shetland Channel, N.E. Atlantic: Preliminary Observations
Malcolm ClarkNational Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New ZealandSeamounts, Deep-sea Corals, and Fisheries on the High Seas: What Can We Do With Almost No Data?
Vaughn BarrieGeological Survey of CanadaSponge Reefs in the Georgia and Queen Charlotte Basins, British Columbia, Canada: a widespread, readily mapped and sensitive benthic habitat
Evan EdingerMemorial University of Newfoundland, CanadaGeological Basis of Large Gorgonian Coral Habitat in Atlantic Canada
Sarah CookArchipelago Marine Research Ltd., CanadaUse of Video Classification Techniques to Describe and map Sponge Reef Habitat on the Continental Shelf of British Columbia, Canada
Lisa EtheringtonNOAA, Cordell Bank National Marine SanctuaryExplorations of Cold-water Coral-Habitat Relationships on Cordell Bank, CA Using Submersible Visual Data and Multibeam Sonar Data
Jessica FinneySimon Fraser University, CanadaPredicting Suitable Habitat for Deep-sea Coral Reefs in British Columbia
Pål Buhl-MortensenInstitute of Marine Research, NorwayNew Discoveries of Coral Reefs in the Hola Trench Off Norway, Highlighting Challenges in Coral Reef Prediction
John OlsonNOAA, NMFS, AlaskaHoly Coral! Is that what I think it is? Adventures in Vague Locations, Extrapolations, and Mis-identification
Gary GreeneMoss Landing Marine Laboratories, CaliforniaGeology as a Surrogate to Ecology – Is this Possible? Examples from Alaska
Dan UrbanNOAA Fisheries, AlaskaModeling Rockfish Distributions Using Hydroacoustics and High Resolution Bathymetry
Julia ClemonsNOAA Fisheries, OregonConstruction of a Habitat Map for Heceta Bank, Oregon, USA for Use in Estimates of Groundfish Assemblages on the Bank
Genoveva MirelisUniversity of Gothenburg, SwedenSpatial Patterns of Macrobenthic Communities in a Swedish Fjord as Derived From Opportunistic Video Data
Sean RooneyUniversity of Alaska, FairbanksA Multi-Scale Analysis of Demersal Fishes and their Associated Habitats on a Gulf of Alaska Fishing Ground
Brian ToddGeological Survey of CanadaSea Scallop Habitat in the Gulf of Maine
Evan EdingerMemorial University of Newfoundland, CanadaMarine Habitat Mapping in the Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area, Labrador, Canada

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Chris GoldfingerOregon State UniversityMapping and Lithologic Interpretation of the Territorial Sea, Oregon
Jane ReidUS Geological Survey, Santa CruzSurficial Seabed Characteristics of the United States: Focus on Alaska
Guy CochraneUS Geological Survey, Santa CruzSea-Floor Character Maps for the California State Waters Mapping Program
Roger CogganCEFAS, UKMapping Rocky Reefs in the Central English Channel: A Case Study Using Nested Surveys and Broadscale Acoustic Proxies
Scott NicholGeoscience AustraliaPrediction of Australia’s Benthic Marine Habitat Diversity Using Seascapes: A National Map
Anu ReijonenGeological Survey of FinlandBiological Relevance of Benthic Marine Landscapes and Seabed Topographic Features in the Archipelago Sea (Baltic Sea) – Distribution of Seabed Topographic Features in the Archipelago Sea, the Baltic Sea – An Approach to Pinpoint Geodiversity Hotspots
Anna-Leena NöjdFinnish Environmental InstituteImplications for Management Uses
Dick PickrillGeological Survey of CanadaImplementing Canada’s National Marine Mapping Strategy
Terje ThorsnesNorwegian Geological SurveySeascapes – A Framework For Nature Type Classification in the Lofoten-Barents Sea Region, Arctic Norway
Jodi HarneyCoastal and Ocean Resources, Inc., CanadaSitka Sound and Beyond – Serving Up 40,000 km of Coastal Habitat Mapping & Imagery
John HarperCoastal and Ocean Resources, Inc., CanadaRevealing Sidney’s Bottom – Seabed Habitat Mapping for the Community of Sidney, BC
Peter LawtonFisheries and Oceans CanadaFrom Rubber Boots to ROVs: Exploring Marine Benthic Habitats Across the Gulf of Maine Biodiversity Discovery Corridor
Chris RomsosOregon State UniversityData Discovery, Access and Distribution Pathways of the Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System (PACOOS): An Ecosystem Observing Tool for the California Current
Roland PeschUniversity of Vechta, GermanyDesign and Implementation of an Open-source-WebGIS for the Sea Floor of the North and the Baltic Sea
Cameron McLeayCARIS USAProduction of Marine Information Overlays (MIOs) for Marine Environmental Protection

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Jennifer ReynoldsUniversity of Alaska, FairbanksSubstrate Mapping of Bogoslof Volcano, Alaska for a Natural Experiment on Invertebrate Colonization
Robert EmbleyNOAA Pacific Environmental Lab, OregonDiverse Habitats on Intraoceanic Island Arc Submarine Volcanoes of the Mariana Arc, Western Pacific
Peter HarrisGeoscience AustraliaGlobal Ocean Conservation Priorities for Benthic Ecosystems Identified by GIS Analysis of Multiple Spatial Data Layers
Veerle HuvenneNational Oceanographic Centre, UKChallenges and Rewards of ROV- Based High-Resolution Habitat Mapping in Deep-Sea Canyons Offshore Portugal
Kerstin JeroschAlfred Wegener Institute, GermanyGIS Based Identification of Chemoautotrophic Communities, Mud Flows and Biogeochemical Habitats at Hakon Mosby Mud Volcano
Neil GoldingJoint Nature Conservation Committee, UKSurveying Deep-Water Habitats on the UK Shelf Edge to Inform MPA Selection
Heather StewartBritish Geological SurveyPredicting the Distribution of Annex 1 Reef Habitat – Results From the MESH SW Canyons Survey, UK
Elaine BakerUniversity of Sydney, AustraliaThe Global Seafloor Atlas Project: Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat
Rebecca AlleeNOAA, Gulf Coast Services Center, MississippiRefinement and Application of the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard
Vanessa LucieerUniversity of Tasmania, Hobart, TasmaniaAssessing the Robustness of a Morphometric Classification Model to Help Predict Australia’s Benthic Marine Habitat Diversity
Margaret DolanGeological Survey of NorwaySpatial Modelling and Multivariate Prediction of Seabed Nature Types in the MAREANO Regional Mapping Programme
Jan EkebomMetsahallitus Natural Heritage Service, FinlandIdentifying Errors That Occur When Applying Drop Video Techniques for Marine Phytobenthos Surveys
Edward GregrSciTech Environmental Consulting, CanadaAn Ecological Classification of Benthic Habitat in Pacific Canadian Shelf Waters
Ceri JamesBritish Geological SurveyCharacterising Rock from Thin Sediment and its Significance in Mapping Habitat
Vladimir KostylevGeological Survey of CanadaAssumptions Behind Geological Proxies in Benthic Habitat Mapping
Geoffroy LamarcheNational Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New ZealandBackscatter Angular Dependence as a Quantitative Tool for Seafloor Substrate Characterization: Application to Cook Strait, New Zealand


David AlbertThe Nature Conservancy, AlaskaIntegrating terrestrial, freshwater and marine processes in a  preliminary classification of coastal ecological units in southeastern Alaska:  A hierarchical framework and exploratory analysis
Jim BaichtalTongass National Forest, AlaskaPaleogeography of the Late Pleistocene and Quaternary Coastlines of Southeast Alaska and Their Potential Archaeological Significance
Roger CogganCEFAS, UKUtility of existing single-beam ‘Digital Survey Bathymetry’ for identifying potential Marine Protected Areas
Sarah CookArchipelago Marine Research Ltd., CanadaEpifauna and infauna associated with shallow cold seeps and carbonate mounds in Hecate Strait, British Columbia, Canada
Jamie DaviesUniversity of PlymouthBiological communities of the South West approaches (UK)
Margaret DolanNorwegian Geological SurveyGeology meets biology: mapping and prediction of seabed nature types in the MAREANO regional mapping programme
Sophie GreenNational Oceanographic Centre, UKA comparison of the habitat structure and ecology associated with cold water coral reefs at the Mingulay Reef Complex (Outer Hebrides) and the Sula Ridge Reef Complex (Norway)
Janine GuinanMarine Institute, IrelandUsing models to predict deep-sea cold-water coral habitats: case studies from the Irish continental slope
Claudio IaconoSpanish National Research CouncilHigh-resolution acoustic mapping of Mediterranean Deep Coral areas
Claudio IaconoSpanish National Research CouncilApplication of nonlinear seismics in the study of the seagrasses: the case of Posidonia oceanica (Mediterranean Sea)
Lisa LackoFisheries and Oceans CanadaDevelopment of a benthic habitat methodology for establishing Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) in British Columbia
Aja Peters-MasonMarine Conservation Biology Institute, WashingtonEstimation of global meiofauna and macrofauna biomass
Kim PicardGeological Survey of CanadaBenthic Habitat Map of the US/Canada transboundary region of Georgia Basin
Jodi PirtleUniversity of Alaska, FairbanksSpatial patterns of nearshore subtidal communities in southeast Alaska linked to habitat and environmental variability
Jennifer StahlAlaska Department of Fish and GamePrediction of Suitable Rockfish Habitat
Doug WoodbyAlaska Department of Fish and GamePredictive modeling of coral and sponge distribution in the central Aleutian Islands