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Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries

By: Vasilis D Valavanis

209 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #129775 | ISBN: 0415284635
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Provides an examination of marine GIS applications that include a high variety of methods and sophisticated approaches in coastal, continental shelf, and deep ocean studies. It presents new innovative approaches of using GIS in the examination of the dynamic relations that characterize the marine world, including marine GIS macro routines for the development of Oceanography and Fisheries GIS tools and applications.


MARINE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMSIntroductionThe Essential Goal of Marine GISSpatial Thinking and GIS Analysis in the Marine ContextConceptual Model of a Marine GISGIS and Scientific Visualization SystemsSoftware Issues and Packages for Marine GIS DevelopmentSummaryReferencesGIS AND OCEANOGRAPHYIntroductionThe Use of GIS in Various Fields of OceanographyWorldwide Oceanographic GIS InitiativesOnline Oceanographic GIS ToolsOceanographic Data Sampling MethodsOceanographic Data Sources and GIS DatabasesIdentification and Measurement of Upwelling EventsIdentification of Temperature and Chlorophyll FrontsIdentification and Measurement of GyresClassification of Surface WatersMapping of the SeabedSummaryReferencesGIS AND FISHERIESIntroductionWorldwide Fisheries GIS Tools and InitiativesGIS Applications in Marine and Inland Fisheries and AquacultureFisheries Data Sampling MethodsFisheries Data Sources and GIS DatabasesMapping Production, Biological and Genetic DataMapping of Spawning GroundsMapping Environmental Variation of ProductionMapping Migration CorridorsMapping Seasonal Essential HabitatsGIS and Fisheries ManagementSummaryReferencesINSTEAD OF AN EPILOGUEReferences

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Vasilis Valavanis is a researcher at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC), Greece. His background is in Biological Conservation, GIS, and Remote Sensing through a multidisciplinary curriculum at the Departments of Geography, Ocean Engineering, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Forestry, and Zoology at the University of Florida, USA. He has participated in projects funded by the European Commission and the Greek Government on GIS developments in fisheries research, monitoring of algal blooms, mapping of benthic habitats, extraction of oceanographic features from marine EO data, and use of EO data to the seasonal mapping of species population dynamics.

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