Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries

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September 2002



Geographical Information Systems (GIS), are being recognized as powerful tools with useful applications in marine sciences. This book provides an examination of marine GIS applications that include a variety of methods and approaches in coastal, continental shelf, and deep ocean studies.


MARINE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Introduction The Essential Goal of Marine GIS Spatial Thinking and GIS Analysis in the Marine Context Conceptual Model of a Marine GIS GIS and Scientific Visualization Systems Software Issues and Packages for Marine GIS Development Summary References GIS AND OCEANOGRAPHY Introduction The Use of GIS in Various Fields of Oceanography Worldwide Oceanographic GIS Initiatives Online Oceanographic GIS Tools Oceanographic Data Sampling Methods Oceanographic Data Sources and GIS Databases Identification and Measurement of Upwelling Events Identification of Temperature and Chlorophyll Fronts Identification and Measurement of Gyres Classification of Surface Waters Mapping of the Seabed Summary References GIS AND FISHERIES Introduction Worldwide Fisheries GIS Tools and Initiatives GIS Applications in Marine and Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Fisheries Data Sampling Methods Fisheries Data Sources and GIS Databases Mapping Production, Biological and Genetic Data Mapping of Spawning Grounds Mapping Environmental Variation of Production Mapping Migration Corridors Mapping Seasonal Essential Habitats GIS and Fisheries Management Summary References INSTEAD OF AN EPILOGUE References


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.
EAN: 9780415284639
ISBN: 0415284635
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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