2010 Wellington – Agendas & Abstracts

Tuesday, 4 May 2011

Anna-Leena DownieMarine Research Centre, Finnish Environment InstituteA fine scale habitat map of a highly heterogeneous shallow archipelago near Tvärminne, Finland
Jørgen O. LethGeological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Copenhagen, DenmarkAcoustic mapping and ground truthing analysis used for the modelling of benthic habitats in the Kattegat, Denmark
Lucyna Kryla-StraszewskaGIS Centre, University of Gdansk, Gdansk, PolandPattern analysis of natural and artificial hard bottom substrata in the Polish Marine Area (PMA)
Daria RyabchukA.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute, St. Petersburg, RussiaFirst results of marine habitat mapping of the Russian part of the Baltic Sea
Genoveva Gonzalez-MirelisDepartment of Marine Ecology at Tjärnö, University of Gothenburg, SwedenPredicting the distribution of benthic biotopes by conditional inference in the Koster Fjord area (Sweden)
Ida CarlénAquaBiota Water Research, Stockholm, SwedenModelling wrack deposits
Andrius ŠiaulysCoastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, LithuaniaQuantitative assessment of habitat services based on modelling of fish feeding grounds
Aleksej ŠaškovCoastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University, LithuaniaCatching the moment: data collection, modeling and mapping of herring spawning grounds at the exposed Baltic Sea coast
Martynas BucasCoastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University, LithuaniaPredictive modelling of benthic assemblages: performance of modelling techniques in a Baltic-wide perspective
Kerry L. HowellMarine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UKThe use of the Maximum Entropy Model Maxent in biological assemblage mapping
Ruiju TongJacobs University, Bremen, GermanyMultivariate statistical analysis of cold-water coral distributions in relation to seabed topography
Md. Zeenatul BasherLeigh Marine Laboratory, The University of Auckland, NZGeographic distribution of natant decapod shrimps in the Ross Sea, Antarctica
Patricia R. SutcliffeThe Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, AustraliaSpatial and environmental predictors of species richness in tropical seabed ecosystems
H. Gary GreeneTombolo/Center for Habitat Studies, Moss Landing Marine Labs, Moss Landing, CA USAHabitat mapping of the shallow inland Salish Sea – San Juan Archipelago, Pacific Northwest United States
Sebastien O.C. BoulayUniversity of Waikato, New ZealandMultibeam echosounder seabed mapping of the Tauranga Bridge Marina, New Zealand
Alex RattrayDeakin University, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Warrnambool, Victoria, AustraliaIntegrating time-series hydroacoustics and video observations for detecting changes in benthic habitats
Terje ThorsnesGeological Survey of NorwayMapping cold seep habitats using AUV mounted acoustic and optical devices

Wednesday, 5 May 2011

Bryony PearceMarine Ecological Surveys Limited, Bath, UKEcological gymnastics - Combining a top-down and bottom-up approach to biotope modelling
José Maria Landim DominguezGEO-UFBA - Rua Barão de Jeremoabo, s/n, Campus Universitário de Ondina, Salvador- BA, BrazilSeascapes of eastern Brazil continental shelf
Vera Van LankerRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (MUMM), Brussels, BelgiumSoft substratum biodiversity hotspots in shallow waters, the role of sediment dynamics and anthropogenic influence?
Martin IsaeusAquaBiota Water Research, Stockholm, SwedenModeling species distributions in GIS for coastal zone management
Duncan MallaceIVS 3D, Banbury, Oxon, UKFrom research to reality: Geocoder’s past, present, and future
Helena StrömbergMMT, Västra Frölunda, SwedenHow to identify biogenic reefs from statistics of backscatter
Rozaimi Che HassanSchool of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Victoria, AustraliaAngular response supervised classification and image segmentation for benthic biological habitat discrimination
Zhi HuangMarine and Coastal Environmental Group, Geoscience Australia, Canberra, AustraliaExplore different approaches of processing backscatter angular response curves for seabed mapping
Geoffroy LamarcheNational Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New ZealandRegional substrate classification of Cook Strait, New Zealand, from textural image analysis of backscatter data
Jerry WilsonFugro Pelagos, San Diego, CA, USARecent seafloor habitat mapping in Brazil includes bathymetric Lidar reflectance imagery
Sofia WikströmAquaBiota Water Research, Stockholm, SwedenLidar – a remote sensing technique for improving the accuracy of spatial modelling in coastal areas
Ariell FriedmanAustralian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney, AustraliaInterpretation of benthic stereo imagery using 2D and 3D features in an active learning framework
Oscar Pizarro Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney, NSW, AustraliaBetter benthic monitoring through machines: Robotics and machine learning supporting repeatable surveys and analysis
Sergej OleninCoastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University, LithuaniaUsing underwater video for quantitative coverage assessments: what is the influence of a human error?
Pirjo Yli-HemminkiMarine Research Centre, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, FinlandFerromanganese concretions as microhabitats in the Gulf of Finland
Scott M. GallagerWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USADefining scale and variability in habitat distribution as a function of biological-geological interactions from optical imagery
Ibon GalparsoroAZTI-Tecnalia/Marine Research Division, SpainProcess-driven characterization and mapping of sedimentary habitats within the Basque continental shelf (Bay of Biscay)
Alessandra SaviniUniversità di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, ItalyMulti-scale mapping of cold-water coral habitats on the Ionian margin (Mediterranean Sea)
Peter T. HarrisGeoscience Australia, Canberra, AustraliaGeoHab Atlas of seafloor geomorphic features and benthic habitats – synthesis and lessons learned

Thursday, 6 May 2011

Jean-François BourilletIfremer-Geosciences Marines, FranceGeomorphological classification of cold water coral seabed (Bay of Biscay – NE Atlantic)
Valentina BracchiDepartment of Geological Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, ItalyStudy of Maërl facies from southern Italy and relevant acoustic signal from Chirp and side scan sonar
Chris ConwayVictoria University, Wellington, New ZealandOrigin and evolution of Macquarie Ridge Complex seamounts
Markus DiesingCEFAS, Lowestoft, United KingdomA new habitat map of the British part of the English Channel
Alan StevensonBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh, Scotland, UKHarmonised geological maps of the European seas – the EMODNET-Geology project
Andy CameronJoint Nature Conservation Committee, United KingdomAdvances in broad-scale habitat mapping for the UK and Europe
Johnny RekerDanish Nature Agency, Copenhagen, DenmarkDevelopment and application of broad scale habitat maps in European waters
Pasi LaihonenFinnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, FinlandFINMARINET - a joint effort to combine multiple data sources to produce information on marine habitats
Jørn B. JensenGeological Survey of Denmark and Greenland,
Copenhagen, DenmarkGeological model as basis for raw material- and habitat mapping, Danish North Sea
Craig J. BrownFisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, CanadaMultiple methods, maps, and management applications: purpose made maps in support of ocean management
Xavier MonteysGeological Survey of Ireland, IrelandLarge-scale acoustic seabed characterization for Nephrops habitat and other environmental studies in the Porcupine Bank, Ireland
Claudio Lo IaconoMarine Technology Unit – UTM CSIC, Barcelona, SpainGeo-acoustic characterization and habitat distribution in the Chella Bank (eastern Alboran Sea - SW Mediterranean)
Jamie S. DaviesMarine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UKCan meso-scale geomorphology be used as a surrogate to map benthic assemblages?
Göran SundbladAquaBiota Water Research, Stockholm, SwedenPredictive habitat modelling in support of management: the use of species distribution models for assessing marine protected area networks
P. Soupy DalyanderU.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, USACharacterizing wave and current stress on the sea floor of the U.S. Atlantic continental margin for coastal and marine spatial planning
Brenton S. ChatfieldSinclair Knight Merz, Perth, AustraliaPredicting the distribution of benthic habitats for environmental impact assessment: examples from industry
Mark CoughlanSchool of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
University College Cork, IrelandAssessing seabed processes with relevance to offshore renewable energy installation in the Irish Sea


Zyad Al-HamdaniGeological Survey of Denmark and GreenlandUtilizing physical parameters for predicting shipworm Teredo navalis spreading in the Baltic Sea: the WreckProtect Project
Valérie BellecGeological Survey of NorwaySedimentary processes and habitats on a shallow strandflat bank, Lopphavet, southern Barents Sea
Luis BentesCentre of Marine Sciences, Universidade do Algarve, PortugalMapping the coastal benthic fauna of south of Portugal using two statistical techniques
Dietmar BürkHelmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, GermanySeafloor classification of a gully system offshore the island of Sylt (NW Germany)
Carol J. CotterillBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh, UKUsing geological datasets to guide predictive bottom-up biotope modelling: an example from the southern North Sea
Darius DaunysCoastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda UniversityMapping of moraine ridges and associated habitats in the eastern Baltic Sea
Silvana D’AngeloISPRA – Geological Survey of Italy, Rome, ItalyMarettimo Shelf (Egadi Islands, Italy): a non-tropical carbonate platform from the Mediterranean Sea
Sigrid ElvenesGeological Survey of Norway, Trondheim, NorwayDeveloping a GIS-based method for automated marine landscape classification
Øyvind FjukmoenDet Norske Veritas, Høvik, NorwaySensitivity mapping; setting new standards for marine environmental monitoring in Norway
Rosa FreitasCESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, PortugalBenthic habitat mapping: concerns using a combined approach (acoustic, sediment and biological data)
Lucjan GajewskiMaritime Institute in Gdansk, PolandProblems of investigating the bottom of large shallow lagoons for the needs of habitat classification – example of the Vistula Lagoon
Matt GreenMarine Ecological Surveys Limited, Bath, UKBiological highlights from the Regional Environmental Characterisation (REC) Programme
Michelle E. GreenlawFisheries and Oceans Canada, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, CanadaCoastal zone planning: a geophysical classification of inlets to define ecological representation
Brigitte GuillaumontIFREMER- Environnement Profond, Plouzané, FranceAnnotating optical images from ROVs or drop-frames in Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems studies
Brigitte GuillaumontIFREMER- Environnement Profond, Plouzané, FranceVulnerable Marine Ecosystems of the Bay of Biscay (NE Atlantic)
Ola HallbergGeological Survey of Sweden, Uppsala, SwedenSubstrate classification from marine geological information
Anu Marii KaskelaGeological Survey of Finland, Espoo, FinlandFine-scale information on submarine moraines - Airborne LiDAR survey in the Kvarken Archipelago, the Baltic Sea
Pirkko KekäläinenSuomen tutkimussukelluksen ohjausyhdistys ry., Helsinki, FinlandFinnish Scientific Diving Steering Association
Essi KeskinenMetsähallitus, Natural Heritage Services, Oulu, FinlandMapping habitats and macrophyte species on extremely shallow and diverse soft bottoms
Dubrava V. KirievskayaSt. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, RussiaGeomorphological map is base of study of biogeosenosis distribution in Troms III Area, the Barents Sea
Aarno Tapio KotilainenGeological Survey of Finland, Espoo, FinlandFerromanganese concretion fields – unknown habitat in the Baltic Sea?
Regina KramarskaPolish Geological Institute – National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology, Gdansk, PolandMapping of seabed landscapes of Polish EEZ – First step for habitat classification
Claudio Lo IaconoMarine Technology Unit – UTM CSIC, Barcelona, SpainAn integrated biological-geological approach for the management of renewable marine resources: the COMSOM Project
Jacquomo MonkSchool of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Warrnambool, Victoria, AustraliaComparing towed and baited underwater video techniques for assessing temperate marine fishes
Mauro Pietro NegriUniversità degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, ItalyMollusc associations from a cold-water coral environment (Apulian margin, S Italy)
Mikael v. NumersEnvironmental and Marine Biology Åbo Akademi University, FinlandModelling the potential impact on local fish stocks and habitat use by post-breeding aggregations of foraging Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax c. sinensis)
Jacques PopulusIFREMER, Plouzané, FranceMeshAtlantic: mapping Atlantic area seabed habitats for the better marine management
Karen RobinsonCountryside Council for Wales, Bangor, UKModelling and mapping seabed biotopes in the southern Irish Sea
Sonja Salovius-LaurénEnvironmental and Marine Biology, Åbo Akademi University, Turku/Åbo, FinlandNordic network for marine inventories and modeling
Elisabet SañéInstituto de Ciencias del Mar (IC-CSIC), Barcelona, SpainRhodolith facies distribution on the Pontine Islands shelf
Nelio Augusto SecchinUniversidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória-ES, BrasilSeabed mapping in a tropical shelf: The case study of macrohabitats in the Abrolhos Bank, Brazil
Kate SmithCountryside Council for Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, UKMapping spatial natural heritage evidence: identifying opportunities for deployment of marine renewable energy technologies in Wales
Heather StewartBritish Geological Survey, UKThe application of predictive species modelling using multibeam echosounder data, geological interpretation, and biological video observations to map the distribution of vulnerable marine ecosystems
Fernando TemperaUniversity of the Azores, Horta, Azores, PortugalDeep-sea biotope diversity: an illustrated catalogue for the Azores (NE Atlantic)
Chiara TessaroloDepartment of Geological Sciences and Geotechnologies, Milan-Bicocca University, Milano, ItalyHabitat mapping in extreme deep sea environment: geosphere–biosphere interaction in deep anoxic basins
Terje ThorsnesGeological Survey of NorwayMAREANO – an integrated programme for marine mapping in Norway
Page C. ValentineU.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole, MA, USADeveloping maps from acoustic and groundtruth data that portray seabed features, substrates, and processes as a basis for habitat and biotope mapping
Vera Van LankerRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (MUMM), Brussels, BelgiumStandardisation and harmonisation in seabed habitat mapping: How can a geological data infrastructure project contribute?
Erikas VisakaviciusCoastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University, LithuaniaReview of geological mapping in the Lithuanian water area
Sofia WikströmAquaBiota Water Research, Stockholm, SwedenA proposed biotope classification system for the Baltic Sea
Manfred ZeilerFederal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), Hamburg, GermanyThe Seabed Sediment Mapping Programme in the German Baltic Sea (1994 – 2011)