MG44A:
Mapping the Oceans: Coordinating Seabed and Habitat Mapping for Maritime Spatial Planning II Posters


Session ID#: 9526

Session Description:
Globally it is estimated that hydrographic maps are available for only 5% of the world’s oceans, even less of which have been mapped geologically or to identify benthic habitats. Recent international reports place a value of US$24 trillion on the raw economic value of the global oceans, two thirds of which rely directly on healthy ocean conditions. Maritime planning, sustainable use of marine resources, and forecasting all need good maps, which is now recognised by the growing number of national seabed mapping programmes and initiatives such as the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance launched by the European Union,  the USA and Canada when these countries signed the ‘Galway Statement’. This session will investigate the scientific and technological progress in mapping the seabed, addressing bathymetric mapping, which improves the safety of navigation in our seas, geological mapping, which provides detailed knowledge of seabed/subseabed characteristics and identifies marine resources, and habitat mapping which provides essential information for food security and the protection of the most vulnerable seabed communities and ecosystems, to maintain healthy and biologically diverse oceans. The session will also address seabed mapping gaps and challenges as well as data management and access to data and information products.
Primary Chairs:  Alan George Stevenson, British Geological Survey - BGS, Marine Geoscience, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Chairs:  Marco Weydert, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium and Thomas McKenzie Furey, Irish Marine Institute, Renville, Oranmore, Ireland
Moderators:  Alan George Stevenson, British Geological Survey - BGS, Marine Geoscience, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Thomas McKenzie Furey, Irish Marine Institute, Renville, Oranmore, Ireland and Marco Weydert, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Maria T Judge, Geological Survey of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Index Terms:

1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1912 Data management, preservation, rescue [INFORMATICS]
3045 Seafloor morphology, geology, and geophysics [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
3094 Instruments and techniques [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • HI - Human Use and Impacts
  • IS - Instrumentation & Sensing Technologies
  • ME - Marine Ecosystems
  • OD - Ocean Observing and Data Management

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Introducing MergeBathy (86844)
Samantha J. Zambo, Naval Research Laboratory, Geospatial Sciences and Technology, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, A Louise Perkins, Naval Research Labortory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, Paul A Elmore, John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and William E Avera, Naval Research Lab Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
 
Ensemble Data Fitting  (86852)
A Louise Perkins1, Samantha J. Zambo1 and Paul A Elmore2, (1)Naval Research Labortory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
 
Mapping the Oceans: Progress in Semi-Automated Seabed Classification Required (88655)
Markus Diesing, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
 
KISAP: Acquisition of In situ Acoustic Properties (89347)
Gil Young Kim, Ki Ju Park, Gwang-Soo Lee and Seong-Pil Kim, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Gas Hydrate Department, Daejeon, South Korea
 
The Seabed and Shallow Geology Mapping of the Porcupine Bank, West of Ireland (89582)
Benjamin Thébaudeau, Maynooth University, Geography, Maynooth, Ireland; Geological Survey of Ireland, Marine and Geophysics, Dublin 4, Ireland, Xavier Monteys, Geological Survey of Ireland, Marine and Geophysics Programme, Dublin, Ireland and Stephen G McCarron, Maynooth University, Department of Geography, Maynooth, Ireland
 
E/V Nautilus Detection of Isolated Features in the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Newly Discovered Calderas and Methane Seeps (89687)
Onni Irish, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center, Durham, NH, United States, Nicole Raineault, Ocean Exploration Trust, Narragansett, RI, United States and Megan Lubetkin, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, United States
 
Large-scale deep-water seafloor mapping from the Rockall to the Hatton basins, NE Atlantic (91059)
Xavier Monteys1, Benjamin Thébaudeau2, Clara Murcia2 and Natalie Duncan2, (1)Geological Survey of Ireland, Marine and Geophysics Programme, Dublin, Ireland, (2)Geological Survey of Ireland, Marine and Geophysics, Dublin 4, Ireland
 
Current Approaches to Improving Marine Geophysical Data Discovery and Access (91433)
Jennifer Henderson Jencks1, John Cartwright2, Jesse D Varner1, Charles Anderson1, Evan Robertson1 and Susan J McLean2, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO, United States
 
INFOMAR - Ireland’s National Seabed Mapping Programme: A Tool For Marine Spatial Planning (91628)
Thomas McKenzie Furey, Irish Marine Institute, Renville, Oranmore, Ireland
 
SEAFLOOR MAPPING AND BENTHIC HABITATS OFF ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE: CAN WE RESOLVE ANY EFFECTS OF SUPERSTORM SANDY? (91804)
Douglas Miller1, Arthur C Trembanis2, Elise Kennedy1, Hannah Rusch1 and Ella Rothermel1, (1)University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Lewes, DE, United States, (2)University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Newark, DE, United States
 
Analysis of Complex Sand Waves in Raccoon Strait, San Francisco Bay (91907)
Mary Elizabeth Eaton and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Geomorphic Analysis of Deep Coral Habitat in the Kaiwi Channel, Hawaiian Islands (91915)
Caroline Rae Cooper and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, United States
 
A Geographical Information System to Manage the Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents Marine Protected Area (92323)
Karen Louise Douglas1, M.C. Joy Hillier2, Kate J. Thornborough3, Reyna Jenkyns1 and Kim Juniper1, (1)University of Victoria, Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, BC, Canada, (2)Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ecosystem Management Branch, Nanaimo, BC, Canada, (3)Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada
 
The integration of a high-resolution baroclinic hydrodynamic model with multibeam echosounder data reduction: Examining depth uncertainty and model skill assessment (92529)
Ian Church, University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Marine Science, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, John E Hughes Clarke, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States and Susan Haigh, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fredericton, NB, Canada
 
Underwater Hyperspectral Imaging (UHI) for Assessing the Coverage of Drill Cuttings on Benthic Habitats  (92578)
Lars Martin Sandvik Aas1, Sabine Cochrane2, Stefan Ekehaug1, Ingrid M Hansen1 and Ivar Erdal1, (1)Ecotone, Trondheim, Norway, (2)Akvaplan-Niva, Tromsø, Norway
 
Structural Mapping and Geomorphology of Ireland’s Southwest Continental Shelf Using High Resolution Sonar (92731)
Shelby Bowden and Rachel Wireman, College of Charleston, Geology and the Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Mapping the Juan Fernandez Ridge (Pacific SW): geomorphogy for understanding volcanic evolution and environmental protection (92754)
Luis Lara, SERNAGEOMIN National Geology and Mining Service, Santiago, Chile and Juan Diaz-Naveas, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Escuela de Ciencias del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile
 
Analysis of Gorda Escarpment Geomorphology, Mendocino Fracture Zone (92763)
William Hefner1 and Leslie Sautter1,2, (1)College of Charleston, Geology, Charleston, SC, United States, (2)College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Submarine Channel Association with Seamount Chain Alignment on the Ontong Java Plateau (92780)
Howard George Meyers IV and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Geology, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Deep Coral Habitat Characterization of the North End of Raita Bank, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (92911)
Lance Foxworth, College of Charleston, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Geo-processing Technology Trends in the Context of Ocean Mapping and Hydrographic Surveys that Support Future Marine Spatial Planning & Management. (93267)
Gordon Johnston, Venture Geomatics Limited, United Kingdom
 
Bathymetric Analysis of St. Croix Ridge, U.S. Virgin Islands (93310)
Julia Catherine Gorton, College of Charleston, Geology, Charleston, SC, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Outcrop Geomorphology and Sediment Characterization in Killary Harbour, Ireland (93424)
Logan Edward Crouse, College of Charleston, Geology, Charleston, SC, United States and Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Global Seabed Materials and Habitats Mapped: The Computational Methods (93815)
Christopher J Jenkins, University of Colorado, INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States