Using Participatory GIS to Map Ocean Uses in the Mid-Atlantic
Presenter(s): Mimi D’Iorio, Laura McKay, Nick Meade, and Jeanne Herb
Understanding human uses of the ocean is essential to successful marine planning. Unfortunately, spatial data on ocean uses are often limited and difficult to capture consistently over large areas. Participatory geographic information system (PGIS) processes provide interactive ways to capture local knowledge and ocean use patterns through specialized GIS mapping tools. NOAA has been working with partners all over the country to apply this method at local and regional scales. This webinar will be a panel discussion with NOAA and its partners in the mid-Atlantic region focused on the process, data, and lessons learned.