Data from the coastal and ocean zones are increasingly needed to address potential environmental impacts and inform engineering solutions as we prepare for the uncertainty of climate change. Data also facilitate safe navigation, search & rescue, and helps sustain fisheries and protect endangered species. Investment in infrastructure, much near the coast, is driving demand for data, along with pursuit of offshore renewable energy sources. No longer can we plan and design based on information from the past; rather, we need data characterizing today, and commitment to collecting data in the future to record the unfolding environmental changes.
While it once was daunting to retrieve data from harsh coastal and oceanographic regions, technology now facilitates near real-time data at your desktop from remote locations, even including the deep ocean. Data also is complex, requires quality control, and raw data must be turned into meaningful information and displays for varied users from scientists to the general public.
Who are the experts collecting and disseminating these data? What data are being collected? Where are they being stored? When can you access data? And why should we all know more?
This EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources webinar will offer insight into existing and emerging data sources, and start to address some of these important questions. Hear from experts at NERACOOS (Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems), NROC (Northeast Regional Ocean Council), and NWS (National Weather Service), and join your colleagues to learn more.
General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.
Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
NERACOOS – Providing Ocean Data for Decision Making
- Riley Young-Morse, Senior Program Manager, Ocean Data Products, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Northeast Regional Ocean Council – The Northeast Ocean Data Portal: Data and maps for ocean planning
- Emily Shumchenia, Manager of Northeast Ocean Data Portal, Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC)
National Weather Service – Using Data to Predict Coastal Flood Impacts
- Joseph Dellicarpini, Science and Operations Officer, National Weather Service (NWS) Boston, MA
Environmental Monitoring on Lobster Traps and Large Trawlers (eMOLT)
- George Maynard, Ph.D., Marine Resources Management Specialist, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Program Planning Team:
- Jasmine Baloch, Fisheries Scientist, TRC Companies, Inc.
- Harlan M. Doliner, Vice President, Legal-Compliance and Director of the Marine Technology-Maritime Service Group, Mabbett & Associates
- Robert P. Hamilton Jr., President, Woods Hole Group
- Jake Kritzer, Executive Director, Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)
Available PowerPoint presentations from the All that Data – EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Webinar can be viewed below.
EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be posted.
All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar, please contact the EBC office.
EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be recorded.
The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office via email at [email protected] or by phone at 617-505-1818.
Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar.
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