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Current/Recent Research Projects and Data Archives from the Lab
(in reverse chronological order, kind of)

The International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)
web site

"Automated Web-based Analysis and Visualization of Spatiotemporal Data"
Geography Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Fall 2012
abstract, dissertation, defense, software code

Identification of Outer Continental Shelf Renewable Energy Space-Use Conflicts and Analysis of Potential Mitigation Measures
funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, with co-P.I.s Dan Hudgens (Industrial Economics, Inc.), Flaxen Conway (OSU Marine Resource Management and Oregon Sea Grant), and Michael Harte (formerly of OSU MRM)

"Assessment of the Potential for Conflict between Existing Ocean Space Use and Renewable Energy Development off the Coast of Oregon"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Spring 2012
abstract, thesis, data, Python scripts, & defense

"Assessing the Robustness of Web Feature Services Necessary to Satisfy the Requirements of Coastal Management Applications"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Spring 2012
abstract, research paper, & defense

"Biogeography of Nonindigenous Species: From Description to Prediction"
Geography Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Winter 2010
abstract, dissertation, & defense

Gaia Geo-Analytical (Kyle Hogrefe) in Affiliation with Davey Jones Locker
Maps and Error Analyses of W. Pacific Bathymetry Derived from IKONOS and/or LIDAR
Ofu-Olosega Islands (7.6 Mb zip) | Tinian Island (23 Mb zip) | Maug Island (27.4 Mb zip) | Kingman Island (52.4 Mb zip)
Johnston Atoll (WARNING: 278.7 Mb zip) | Rose Atoll (36 Mb zip) | Palmyra Atoll (WARNING: 103 Mb zip) |
Saipan Island (WARNING: 106 Mb zip) | Tutuila Island (72 Mb zip) | Alamagan Island (N. Marianas) (22 Mb zip)

"Using Educational Tools and Integrative Experiences via Geovisualizations that Incorporate Spatial Thinking, Real World Science and Ocean Literacy Standards in the Classroom: A Case Study Examined"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Winter 2009
abstract, research paper, & defense

U.S.-Ireland: Transatlantic Workshops on Coastal/Marine Mapping and Informatics
web site | workshop reports | NSF abstract

"Derivation of Near-shore Bathymetry from Multispectral Satellite Imagery Used in a Coastal Terrain Model for the Topographic Analysis of Human Influence on Coral Reefs"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Spring, 2008
abstract, thesis, & defense

Task Force for Mapping the Oregon Territorial Seafloor
Scientific Consensus Statement (pdf, Spring 2006)
OSU Press Release | Chronicle of Activities

"If You Build It, Will They Come? Evolution Towards the Application of Multi-Dimensional GIS to Fisheries Oceanography"
Geography Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Fall 2007
abstract, dissertation, & defense

"Developing a Plan for the National Coordination of Geospatial Technology Education: A Community College Perspective"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Fall 2007
abstract, research paper, & defense

"A Geospatial Data Catalog and Metadata Management Tools for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Western Ecology Division"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Fall 2007
abstract, research paper, & defense

"The Marine Geomorphology of American Samoa: Shapes and Distributions of Deep Sea Volcanics"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Fall 2007
abstract, thesis, defense, & web resources

"Arc Marine as a Spatial Data Infrastructure: A Marine Data Model Case Study in Whale Tracking by Satellite Telemetry"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Fall 2007
abstract, thesis, defense, & web resources

Book project: Arc Marine: GIS for a Blue Planet (ESRI Press), Summer 2007
web site and online ordering

Studying Whale Behavior from Davey Jones Locker
web article

Submersible dive series to coral reefs of Tutuila, American Samoa, July 2005
funded by NOAA Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL)
web site

Arctic Archive for Geophysical Research: Unlocking Undersea Knowledge (AAGRUUK)
NSF abstract | main web site | OSU digital library site
    project is incorporating Minnesota MapServer and Storage Resource Broker

Book project: Place Matters: Geospatial Tools for Marine Science, Conservation, and Management in the Pacific Northwest (OSU Press), Summer 2005
web site and online ordering

"Using an Internet Map Server and Coastal Remote Sensing for Education"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Spring 2005
abstract, research paper, defense, & web site

"Building and Sharing Spatial Metaphors for the Catalogue of Oregon Marine and Coastal Information (COMCI)"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Spring 2005
abstract, paper, defense, & web site

"Introducing Geographic Information Systems to Grass Seed Growers in the Willamette Valley of Oregon"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Spring 2005
abstract, thesis, defense, & ed modules

"GIS Modeling of Potential Marine Protected Areas in the Northwest Atlantic via Biological and Socioeconomic Parameters"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Fall 2004
abstract, thesis, & defense

"Modeling the Environmental Protection Agency's Level IV Ecoregions within the Klamath Montains of Southern Oregon and Northern California: A Geographic Information System Approach"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Fall 2004
abstract, research paper, & defense

"Geographic Information Systems for Coral Reef Conservation, Capacity Building, and Public Education in American Samoa"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Fall 2004
abstract, thesis, & defense

American Samoa Benthic Terrain Viewer and Benthic Terrain Modeler (ultimately for benthic habitat)
web GIS site | in Samoan | BTV ESRI Conference Paper | BTM ESRI Conference Paper

"Spatial Interpolation in Other Dimensions"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Summer 2004
thesis

"The Development and Application of Benthic Classifications for Coral Reef Ecosystems Below 30 m Depth using Multibeam Bathymetry: Tutuila, American Samoa"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Spring 2004
abstract, thesis, & defense | ESRI Conference Paper

"Testing the ArcGIS Marine Data Model: Using Spatial Information to Examine Habitat Utilization Patterns of Reef Fish along the West Coast of Hawaii"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Spring 2004
abstract, thesis, & defense | ESRI Conference Paper

"Integration of High-Resolution Multibeam Sonar Imagery with Observational Data from Submersibles to Classify and Map Benthic Habitats at Heceta Bank, Oregon"
Marine Resource Management Master of Science Thesis, Winter 2003
abstract, thesis, defense & web site

The ArcGIS Marine Data Model
web site

"Developing 'Humane' Interfaces to Data Clearinghouses for Improving the Delivery of Spatial Information to Marine Resource Managers"
Marine Resource Management Master of Science Research Project, Fall 2002
abstract, publication, & web site

"Integrating GIS and Community Mapping into Secondary Science Education: A Web GIS Approach" (and the Tahoma Virtual Atlas)
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Spring 2002
abstract, thesis, & ArcIMS site | slide show

The Oregon Coastal Atlas
web site | funded NSF-ITR proposal | Press Release

Marine sanctuary exploration and mapping (American Samoa)
Results and data | original proposal

"Utilizing GIS for the Collection of Key Variables in the Analysis of an International Freshwater River Basin Spatial Database"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Spring 2001

"Metadata for the Oregon Coast Geospatial Clearinghouse: Concept, Implementation, and Maintenance"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Fall 2000
abstract & research paper | slide show

"A Novel Landscape Ecology Approach for Determining Microhabitat Correlations and Faunal Patchiness in Extreme Environments: Pilot Study for the Southern East Pacific Rise at 17-18° S
Marine Resource Management Master of Science Research Project, Fall 2000
abstract & research paper | slide show | research presented at international symposium (Oct 2001)

Virtual Research Vessel prototype: a computational environment for mid-ocean ridge data
funded NSF-ITR proposal | web site | education site | related site

Book published! Undersea With GIS (ESRI Press), © 2002
web site

Integrated web mapping of NOAA oceanographic data products
prototype

A map series and online data archive of the seafloor between Fiji and Samoa (Tonga Trench and forearc)
map series | map series data | cruise data

Remarkable Careers in Oceanography: Women Exploring the Oceans
career profile

"The Implementation of Two Distributed Databases of Water-Related Information"
Geography Master of Science Research Project, Spring 2000
abstract | download Zip file

"Integration of Submersible Transect Data and High-Resolution Sonar Imagery for a Habitat-Based Groundfish Assessment of Heceta Bank, Oregon"
Marine Resource Management Master of Science Research Project, Spring 2000
abstract, research paper, & defense

Improving the usability of the National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
web site

A geospatial clearinghouse for the Oregon coast
web site

"Selecting Locations for Marine Harvest Refugia: A GIS Study Using Logbook Data from the Oregon Trawl Fishery"
Geography Master of Science Thesis, Winter 2000
slide show

Book published! Marine and Coastal Geographical Information Systems, © 1999, 2000
web site

The Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database
web site

The Endeavour Segment GIS project (NE Pacific)
web paper | data archive



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