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Data to Decisions: Putting NOAA Data to Work 
Virtual workshop  August 17-21, 2020

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Tuesday, August 18 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
1C: Coordinating Data to Decisions: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years - Part 1

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Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
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Co-Chairs: Meredith Westington, Mashkoor Malik, Jennifer Jencks

This session will introduce the national ocean mapping, exploration, and characterization (MEC) strategy, led by NOAA, resulting from the 2019 Presidential Memorandum on Ocean Mapping of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone and the Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska. This set-up discussions for how decisions about conducting MEC activities are informed by data, including remote sensing (e.g. bathymetry, backscatter, water column) and in-situ observations (e.g.imagery, samples, eDNA). In addition, the session will discuss the current ingest, discovery and access of these data, anticipated data volumes, and future end-to-end data management needs to enable U.S. MEC goals over the next 10 years. Participants will come away with an understanding of the big picture efforts across NOAA to address the goals of the ocean mapping, exploration, and characterization strategy.

Poster: AOML Data Management for Climate Data Records (link to poster)
Francis Bringas

Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. 2020: The Year of Ocean Mapping, Exploration and Characterization 
    Ashley Chappell, Meredith Westington
  2. Introduction to the U.S. Bathymetry Coverage and Gap Analysis 
    Meredith Westington
  3. Building the National Bathymetry 
    Glen Rice, Katrina Wyllie
  4. From Where to What: Approaches for Using Multibeam Sonar Data for Seafloor Characterization 
    Larry Mayer, Andy Armstrong
  5. Thy ocean is so large - My boat is so small: Efficient and productive deployment of resources to support the NOMEC strategy
    Kasey Cantwell, Mashkoor Malik, Ryan Ware
  6. Water column exploration in support of mapping, exploration, and characterization goals 
    Amanda N. Netburn (OAR/OER), Adrienne Copeland (OAR/OER)

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Jennifer Jencks

Director, IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry
Jennifer Jencks is the Director of the IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry (co-located at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Boulder, Colorado) and serves as the current chair of the IHO Crowdsourced Bathymetry Working Group. Much of her focus is on the... Read More →

Mashkoor Malik

Physical Scientist, OAR OER

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.

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Larry Mayer

Co-Head of Seabed 2030 Arctic and North Pacific Ocean Regional Center
Advancing ocean mapping goals through the Ocean Decade
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Amanda Netburn

Oceanographer (FFO Program Manager), NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Tuesday August 18, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT