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Thursday, January 14 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
MtG Symposium: Strategies | Plans for Future Ocean Mapping and Data Management

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With the realization that seafloor mapping plays vital roles in understanding Earth's processes leading us to better planning and implementation of activities to support maritime security, marine conservation and protection, and sustainable blue economy.

As mapping the seafloor can be slow and costly, nations and exploration institutions are coming up with strategies and techniques on how to effectively and efficiently map the oceans with the consideration of dealing with the huge amount of data that comes with it.

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Linden Brinks

Geospatial Analyst, Great Lakes Observing System


Meredith Westington

Chief Geographer, NOAA - Office of Coast Survey
Complementing Seabed 2030, the U.S. 2020 National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone makes comprehensive ocean mapping a priority for the coming decade.  In support of this goal, NOAA has been monitoring and analyzing... Read More →

Chris Marshall

Director of Hydrography, Canadian Hydrographic Services - Ontario & Plains and Arctic Regions
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Michael Brady

Maritime Cartographer, U.S. Department of Defense - NGA
Leveraging Automatic Identification Systems to map global maritime vessel trafficThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Maritime Safety Office is collaborating with private industry to map and disseminate historical and future global maritime vessel traffic. Such information... Read More →

Thursday January 14, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm CET