Agenda & Abstracts

2008 Sitka – Abstracts & Agenda

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Ola Oskarsson MMT AB, Sweden Habitat Investigations Within the SEA 1, 4 and 7 Areas of the UK Continental Shelf. Cold Water Reefs and Sponge Habitats
Kerry Howell University of Plymouth, UK Structural Sponge Communities of the Faroe-Shetland Channel, N.E. Atlantic: Preliminary Observations
Malcolm Clark National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand Seamounts, Deep-sea Corals, and Fisheries on the High Seas: What Can We Do With Almost No Data?
Vaughn Barrie Geological Survey of Canada Sponge Reefs in the Georgia and Queen Charlotte Basins, British Columbia, Canada: a widespread, readily mapped and sensitive benthic habitat
Evan Edinger Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada Geological Basis of Large Gorgonian Coral Habitat in Atlantic Canada
Sarah Cook Archipelago Marine Research Ltd., Canada Use of Video Classification Techniques to Describe and map Sponge Reef Habitat on the Continental Shelf of British Columbia, Canada
Lisa Etherington NOAA, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Explorations of Cold-water Coral-Habitat Relationships on Cordell Bank, CA Using Submersible Visual Data and Multibeam Sonar Data
Jessica Finney Simon Fraser University, Canada Predicting Suitable Habitat for Deep-sea Coral Reefs in British Columbia
Pål Buhl-Mortensen Institute of Marine Research, Norway New Discoveries of Coral Reefs in the Hola Trench Off Norway, Highlighting Challenges in Coral Reef Prediction
John Olson NOAA, NMFS, Alaska Holy Coral! Is that what I think it is? Adventures in Vague Locations, Extrapolations, and Mis-identification
Gary Greene Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California Geology as a Surrogate to Ecology – Is this Possible? Examples from Alaska
Dan Urban NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Modeling Rockfish Distributions Using Hydroacoustics and High Resolution Bathymetry
Julia Clemons NOAA Fisheries, Oregon Construction of a Habitat Map for Heceta Bank, Oregon, USA for Use in Estimates of Groundfish Assemblages on the Bank
Genoveva Mirelis University of Gothenburg, Sweden Spatial Patterns of Macrobenthic Communities in a Swedish Fjord as Derived From Opportunistic Video Data
Sean Rooney University of Alaska, Fairbanks A Multi-Scale Analysis of Demersal Fishes and their Associated Habitats on a Gulf of Alaska Fishing Ground
Brian Todd Geological Survey of Canada Sea Scallop Habitat in the Gulf of Maine
Evan Edinger Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada Marine Habitat Mapping in the Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area, Labrador, Canada


Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Chris Goldfinger Oregon State University Mapping and Lithologic Interpretation of the Territorial Sea, Oregon
Jane Reid US Geological Survey, Santa Cruz Surficial Seabed Characteristics of the United States: Focus on Alaska
Guy Cochrane US Geological Survey, Santa Cruz Sea-Floor Character Maps for the California State Waters Mapping Program
Roger Coggan CEFAS, UK Mapping Rocky Reefs in the Central English Channel: A Case Study Using Nested Surveys and Broadscale Acoustic Proxies
Scott Nichol Geoscience Australia Prediction of Australia’s Benthic Marine Habitat Diversity Using Seascapes: A National Map
Anu Reijonen Geological Survey of Finland Biological 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 Nöjd Finnish Environmental Institute Implications for Management Uses
Dick Pickrill Geological Survey of Canada Implementing Canada’s National Marine Mapping Strategy
Terje Thorsnes Norwegian Geological Survey Seascapes – A Framework For Nature Type Classification in the Lofoten-Barents Sea Region, Arctic Norway
Jodi Harney Coastal and Ocean Resources, Inc., Canada Sitka Sound and Beyond – Serving Up 40,000 km of Coastal Habitat Mapping & Imagery
John Harper Coastal and Ocean Resources, Inc., Canada Revealing Sidney’s Bottom – Seabed Habitat Mapping for the Community of Sidney, BC
Peter Lawton Fisheries and Oceans Canada From Rubber Boots to ROVs: Exploring Marine Benthic Habitats Across the Gulf of Maine Biodiversity Discovery Corridor
Chris Romsos Oregon State University Data Discovery, Access and Distribution Pathways of the Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System (PACOOS): An Ecosystem Observing Tool for the California Current
Roland Pesch University of Vechta, Germany Design and Implementation of an Open-source-WebGIS for the Sea Floor of the North and the Baltic Sea
Cameron McLeay CARIS USA Production of Marine Information Overlays (MIOs) for Marine Environmental Protection

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Jennifer Reynolds University of Alaska, Fairbanks Substrate Mapping of Bogoslof Volcano, Alaska for a Natural Experiment on Invertebrate Colonization
Robert Embley NOAA Pacific Environmental Lab, Oregon Diverse Habitats on Intraoceanic Island Arc Submarine Volcanoes of the Mariana Arc, Western Pacific
Peter Harris Geoscience Australia Global Ocean Conservation Priorities for Benthic Ecosystems Identified by GIS Analysis of Multiple Spatial Data Layers
Veerle Huvenne National Oceanographic Centre, UK Challenges and Rewards of ROV- Based High-Resolution Habitat Mapping in Deep-Sea Canyons Offshore Portugal
Kerstin Jerosch Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany GIS Based Identification of Chemoautotrophic Communities, Mud Flows and Biogeochemical Habitats at Hakon Mosby Mud Volcano
Neil Golding Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK Surveying Deep-Water Habitats on the UK Shelf Edge to Inform MPA Selection
Heather Stewart British Geological Survey Predicting the Distribution of Annex 1 Reef Habitat – Results From the MESH SW Canyons Survey, UK
Elaine Baker University of Sydney, Australia The Global Seafloor Atlas Project: Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat
Rebecca Allee NOAA, Gulf Coast Services Center, Mississippi Refinement and Application of the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard
Vanessa Lucieer University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania Assessing the Robustness of a Morphometric Classification Model to Help Predict Australia’s Benthic Marine Habitat Diversity
Margaret Dolan Geological Survey of Norway Spatial Modelling and Multivariate Prediction of Seabed Nature Types in the MAREANO Regional Mapping Programme
Jan Ekebom Metsahallitus Natural Heritage Service, Finland Identifying Errors That Occur When Applying Drop Video Techniques for Marine Phytobenthos Surveys
Edward Gregr SciTech Environmental Consulting, Canada An Ecological Classification of Benthic Habitat in Pacific Canadian Shelf Waters
Ceri James British Geological Survey Characterising Rock from Thin Sediment and its Significance in Mapping Habitat
Vladimir Kostylev Geological Survey of Canada Assumptions Behind Geological Proxies in Benthic Habitat Mapping
Geoffroy Lamarche National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand Backscatter Angular Dependence as a Quantitative Tool for Seafloor Substrate Characterization: Application to Cook Strait, New Zealand


David Albert The Nature Conservancy, Alaska Integrating terrestrial, freshwater and marine processes in a preliminary classification of coastal ecological units in southeastern Alaska: A hierarchical framework and exploratory analysis
Jim Baichtal Tongass National Forest, Alaska Paleogeography of the Late Pleistocene and Quaternary Coastlines of Southeast Alaska and Their Potential Archaeological Significance
Roger Coggan CEFAS, UK Utility of existing single-beam ‘Digital Survey Bathymetry’ for identifying potential Marine Protected Areas
Sarah Cook Archipelago Marine Research Ltd., Canada Epifauna and infauna associated with shallow cold seeps and carbonate mounds in Hecate Strait, British Columbia, Canada
Jamie Davies University of Plymouth Biological communities of the South West approaches (UK)
Margaret Dolan Norwegian Geological Survey Geology meets biology: mapping and prediction of seabed nature types in the MAREANO regional mapping programme
Sophie Green National Oceanographic Centre, UK A 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 Guinan Marine Institute, Ireland Using models to predict deep-sea cold-water coral habitats: case studies from the Irish continental slope
Claudio Iacono Spanish National Research Council High-resolution acoustic mapping of Mediterranean Deep Coral areas
Claudio Iacono Spanish National Research Council Application of nonlinear seismics in the study of the seagrasses: the case of Posidonia oceanica (Mediterranean Sea)
Lisa Lacko Fisheries and Oceans Canada Development of a benthic habitat methodology for establishing Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) in British Columbia
Aja Peters-Mason Marine Conservation Biology Institute, Washington Estimation of global meiofauna and macrofauna biomass
Kim Picard Geological Survey of Canada Benthic Habitat Map of the US/Canada transboundary region of Georgia Basin
Jodi Pirtle University of Alaska, Fairbanks Spatial patterns of nearshore subtidal communities in southeast Alaska linked to habitat and environmental variability
Jennifer Stahl Alaska Department of Fish and Game Prediction of Suitable Rockfish Habitat
Doug Woodby Alaska Department of Fish and Game Predictive modeling of coral and sponge distribution in the central Aleutian Islands




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